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In presenting this volume I hope I have met in a way the 
demand for a Sprague genealogj". My research has extended 
over a period of more than ten years, during which time every 
effort has been made faithfully to carry out the plans for a 
more comprehensive family history than had hitherto been com- 
piled. It will be found reliable, the information having been 
taken from authentic records and from oral and written state- 
ments of people who knew the facts, i\Iistakes doubtless have 
crept in, but it is almost impossible in genealogical work to avoid 
them altogether, as different persons in reporting the same 
record do not always agree as to dates, places and the spelling 
of names. 

In the progress of the work constant interruption was 
unavoidable as it has been written between calls during the day 
and in hours borrowed from a physician's rest at night. Never- 
theless the undertaking has been one of real interest to the 
author and the hundreds of letters received from others of the 
name testify to the appreciation of the effort. This together 
with the knowledge that the records are preserved in an available 
form is the reward. The volume doubtless would be twice its 
size had all those responded who were appealed to for informa- 
tion. If some future historian cares to extend these annals the 
field is open. 

The arrangement of data and the abbreviations used in the 
following pages, will, I believe, be readily understood. A few 
words of explanation however may be useful. The numbers 
preceding the names denote the serial position of the various 
families in the book. It will be found that the children receiv- 
ing numbers are placed as heads of families farther on in the 
-record. The small exponent figure at the right of a name in- 
dicates the generation in America. The names in parenthesis 
following an individual state the ancestral line. 

The writer is deeply indebted to Mr. Finney Sprague of 
Daj-ton, Ohio, for the extensive records collected through ye?irs 
of research and most carefully arranged by him, and to -Mr.' 


Frank W, Sprague of Brookline, Massachusetts, whose investiga* 
tions have been invaluable ; also to Dr. E, G. Sprague of Barre, 
Vermont, author of the Ralph Sprague Genealogy, and to so 
many others that it is impossible to name them all. 

March 1st, 1913. 

The Spragues came into England from Holland, probably 
during Queen Elizabeth 's time, or before. The name is derived 
from the Dutch word Spraak, meaning speech or language. 
Some early forms of the name include Sprag, Spragg, Spragge, 
Sprache, Sprake, Spreck and Spraick. 

Judge Mitchell states that the Coat of Arms for the name 
was granted to one Hugh Sprague in England three centuries 
ago. (Letter in Hosea Sprague 's Genealogy of the Spragues 
in Hingham, 1828.) The Coat of Arms as here shown is a copy 
of the one handed down through several generations to Mr. 
Charles Francis* Sprague (Charles^, Caleb"^, Holmes®, Ephraim^ 
Benjamin*, Jonathan', William^, William^) of Lynn, IMass. The 
painting presents evidence of being very old. It is known that 
it was in the possession of the family of Ephraim^ Sprague 
(1763-1846) of Bridgewater, Mass. Whether it descended to 
him from his ancestor William^ Sprague of Hingham is not 
known. A card in ancient writing accompanying it contains 
the following: 

**He beareth party per fess. Ermine and Argent, in chief 
a Lyon passant. Gules. By the name of Sprague, granicJ to' 
Sir Hugh Sprague, Esq., then living in Gloucestershire, England, 
in the year 1580, by Sir Wm. C. Clareneieux and from said 
grant descends to the name and family of Sprague." 


Paet L 

Francis Spj-ague of Duxbury, Mass., and his descendants 9 

Part II. 

William Sprague of Hingham, Mass., and his descendants 119 

Part III. 

Additional descendants of Francis Sprague, 475 

Pakt IV. 

Nicholas Sprake of Billerica, Mass., and his descendants 495 

Part V. 

William Sprague of Fairfield. Conn., 511. 

^^dward Spragg of Hempstead, L. I., N. Y., 512 

John Spragg of Hempstead, L. I., N, Y., 516 

Joseph Spragg of Staten Island, N. Y., 513 

William Peter Sprague of Philadelphia Co., Pa., . . 520 

Benjamin Sprague of Belmont Co., O., 521 

William Sprague of Sussex Co., N. J., 528 

John Sprague of Nantucket, Mass., 529 

James Sprague of Otsego Co., N. Y 532 

Sir Edward Spragge, Admiral of the Blue, 533 

Index 535 


of Dux bury ^ Mass.^ 


1. Francis Speague came in the "good ship Anne" which 
sailed from London, England, and arrived at Plymouth, July, 
1623. ne \Tas one of those ''passengers" who, as Morton writes, 
*' seeing the low and poor conditions of those that were beforei 
them, were much daunted and dismaj'ed, and according to their 
divers humors, were diverse!}'' affected. Some wished themselves 
in England again; others fell to weeping, fancying their own 
misery in what they saw in others; other some pitjing the dis- 
tress they saw thefr friends had long been in, and still were 
under. In a word, all were full of sadness; only some of their 
old friends rejoiced to see them, and it v/as no worse \^'ith them, 
for they could not expect it should he better, and now hox>ed they 
should enjoy better days together. And truly it was no marvel 
they should be thus affected, for they were in a low condition, 
both in respect of food and clothing at that time." Governor 
Bradford, in allusion to the passengers who came in the 
Anne and the James, says : ' * The best dish we could present them 
with, is a lobster, or a piece of fish, without bread, or any thing 
else but a cup of fair spring water ; and the long continuance of 
thisdiet, with our labors abroad, has somewhat abated the fresh- 
ness of our complexion; but God gives us health." (New Eng- 
land's IMemorial, Davis' edition, p. 102, and Young's Chronicles 
cf the Pilgrims, p. 353.) 

He m. in England, Lydia (Gen. Diet. R. I. 69), 

v/ho with their daughter came with him. 

1623, Autumn, He shared in the division of lands with those 

who came in the Anne. 
1627, At the division of cattle he gives the names of his children 

as Ann and Mary. 



1627, July. Signed an agreement with William Bradford and 
others pertaining to the carrying on of the fur trade. 
(Gen. Gleanings from England, 1901.) 

1632-3, Jan. 2. "Was taxed at Plymouth, being assessed for 18 

1632. About this date he settled in the N. E. part of Duxbury, 
near the Nook, so called. 

1637, June 17. Admitted Freeman of the Colony. 

1637. Licensed to sell spirituous liquors. 

1640. Owned land on North River. 

1644, Apr. 1. Deeded to his son-in-law AVilliam Lawrence 50 
acres on South River. 

1645. Was one of the original proprietors of Bridgewater, but 
he nor any of his family came to reside there, says ^litchell. 
He was one of the original purchasers of Dartmouth. 

1659, Oct. 26. Deeded land to his son-in-law Ralph Earle of 
Rhode Island. 

1666. Was an Inn Holder up to this date and owned considerable 
property. Mr. Sprague did not adhere strictly to the 
enactments of the civil code of the Puritan Fathers and 
was several times brought before the Court for what they 
considered departures from the strict line of duty. His 
ardent temperament and great independence of mind did 
not fully accord with the principles of the Puritans, but 
considered from the present standards of estimating the 
characters of men, he must have been a person of worth 
and great respectability. We know that he was the head 
of a most honorable and respected family of descendants. 
. Further mention is made of him in "The Pilgrim Repub- 
lic," 1888, Goodwin, pp. 362, 596. 

1669. His son John succeeded to his business of "keeping an 
Ordinary" or tavern, where spirituous liquors were sold, 
and it is presumed that his death occurred shortly before. 

1662. The Court admonished good wife Tubbs (his dan. j.Ierey) 
for *■ mixed dancing"; she left her husband and in 166S 
the court granted him a divorce. They had a son, Wil- 
liam Tubbs, eJr., who ra. 1691, Judith, wid. of Isaac Baker. 
(Ref., Savage's Gen. Diet.; Sprague Memorial, lS-i7, 


f One of these m. Eobert Lawrence. 


I. Ann, 

n. Mary. 

in. Mercy, m. Nov. 9, 1637, William Tubbs. 

2. IV, John. 

V. Dorcas, m. Oct. 26, 1659, Ralph Earle, son of Ralph and Joan 
\ (..-..) and settled in Dartmouth. (Earle Gen. p. 21.) 

2. John- Sprague (Francis^) b. ; m. in 1655 Ruth 

Basset, dau. of William and Elizabeth (Tilden) Basset. They 
resided for a time in Marshfield, as the birth of their daughter 
Ruth is recorded there. 

This Jolin, more likely than John- of William^, was a 
Counsellor of Sir Edmund Andros, mentioned in Ilutch. i, 354. 
He was slain in Pierce's fierce fight at Pawtucket in Philip's 
war, Mch. 26, 1676. His estate was appraised in 1676 and was 
sworn to by the widow Ruth Sprague, She afterwards married 
Thomas. (Plymouth Co., Mass., Probate.) 

(Ref. Sprague ^Memorial; Winsor's Duxbury; Doggett's 
Attleboro: Dux. V. Rec.) 


3. I. John3, b. abt. 1656. 

4. II. "William. 

in. Ruth, b. Feb. 12, 1659-0; m. Aug. 12, 1680, Elizer Smith of 

IV. Eliza. •'^ 

V. Desire, b. abt. 1665; m. Nov. 24, 1696, Johns Gifford (JohuS, 

Williami) of Sandwich, Mass. 

5. VI. Samuel, b. abt. 1670. 

vn. Dorcas, b. ; m. Jan. 10, 1710, Joseph Hatch of Falmouth. 

3. Lieut, John^ Sprague (John^, Francis^) of Lebanon, 
Conn., b. ab. 1656 in Duxbury, Mass,; d. Mch. 6, 1727-8; m. (1) 

Lydia , who d. July 18, 1725. He m. (2) Mch. 21, 

1726-7 Lois Abel, who survived him. (Lebanon's Old Rec, o. 


"John Sprague of Duxbery In ye County * * "of New 
Plymouth, Weaver, being Orandson to francos Sprague Deed & 
eldest son of & heir to John Sprague also Doeeased both for- 
Tiierly of ye abovcsd to\:n County &, Jurisdiction having by 
Lineal Decent a Real Right " * to One half of a purchase of 


Land Lying In * * Dartmouth * * now in the * occupation 
of my Uncle Ralf Earle," grantor to "John Earle of sd Dart- 
mouth * all my Real and Right title Interest & property In 
& to the half share of Land having full power & Lawful Author- 
ity to Dispose of ye same * * by virtue of Descent from francis 
Sprague aforesd the original purchaser & proprietor * Eleventh 
day of Octobr Anno Domi 1686. 

John Speague 
Lydia Sprague.'* 
(Bristol Co., Mass., Deeds xxxi, 156.) 

He was Constable of Duxbury in 1692, and held other 
public trusts there at varioiLs times from 1684 to 1701. He was 
one of the conspicuous members of the Church in Duxbury. 

1702-3, Jan. 8. John Sprague, "Mariner," and Lydia his wife, 
of Duxburj% deeded 40 acres of upland mth dwelling 
house and barn standing thereon in Duxbury for £125 
to Israel Sylvester of Scituate. (Plymouth Co. Deeds, 
V. 103.) His last deed in Duxbury was given Jan. 28, 

1703. He removed to Lebanon, Conn., probably in the spring 
of this year and became the owner of much land there. 

1705, 1710, 1714. Selectman, Lebanon. 

1706, May and Oct. ; 1708, May and Oct. ; 1709, May and Oct. ; 

1711, 1713, in May; 1714, 1716, 1718, in Oct.; 1719. May 

and Oct. ; 1720, 'May. Rep. from Lebanon to Gen. Court. 
1706. He bore the title of Ensign; and of Lieut, in 1710-20. 
1712-3, Jan. 8. He deeded to son Benjamin Sprague, land in 

1713-4, Jan. 19. He deeded to son John Sprague, 120 acres of 


1714, Sept. 21. He deeded to George Way, Jr., of Lyme, 100 
acres of land. 

1715-6, Jan. IS. He deeded to son Samuel Sprague 120 acres 
of land. 
(See Lebanon Deeds, ii, 372, 426, 400, 515.) 

1715, July 14. John Sprague, Sr., and John Spra£^uO, Jr., 

agree to liberate Jncli, an Indian, stave bought bv them, 












when he has served faithfully 12 years, and give him a 
colt which they agree to keep free of charge until Jack 
sees fit to dispose of him. They also give him a ewe 
sheep, which they agree to keep and her increase for two 
years. (Ibid, iii, 95.) 
1726, July 6. "Will mentions beloved wife, Mrs. Lois Sprainie, 
granddaughter, Mary Way, and son Ephraim Sprague. 
(Windham Co. Probate, i, 246.) 


Ephraim*. b. Mch. 15, 1684-5. '~ . 

Benjamin, b. July 15, 1686. 

Samuel. ' »] 

Jolm,'b. abt. 1690. 

Lydia, b. ; in. July 19, 1713, George Way of Lebajjon. 

Irene, b. ; m. July 9, 1723, Aaron Fish, b. 1693=, son 

», of Samuel and Sarah. (Hist, of Stonington.) 
vn. Euth, b. Sept. 5, 1704; m. Nov. 12, 1724, Clodus Dillis, 

4. WiLLUM^ Sprague (John-, Francis^) m. Grace' Wads- 
worth, dau. of Dea. John- (Christopher^) and Abigail (Wait). 
He was chosen "Surveyor of Highways," Mch. 17, 1708. He 
was drowned, Nov. 25, 1712, by the upsetting of a vv'hale boat. 

1716, Apr. 2. Grace Sprague, widow of William Sprague, 
late of Duxbury, deceased, appointed guardian of Jethro, 
Terah, Ruth and Zerviah Sprague, minor children of 
said Grace Sprague. (Plymouth Co., Probate, iii, 395, 
396.) She m. (2) Dec. 25, 1723, Josiah Wormall of 
Duxbury. Her will- dated 1748, Jan. 13, proved Apr. 
3, 1758, mentioned sons Jethro Sprague and Terah 
Sprague; daughter Zerviah Chandler; ''my Six Grand 
Children the Children of my Daughter Ruth late deeed 
viz. William Keen, Levi Keen, Abel Keen, Samuel Keen, 
Josiah Keen and Grace Cole"; granddaughters Silvina 
Sprague and Grace Sprague; grandson William Sprague. 
(Plymouth Co. Probate xiv, 503.) 

(Ref. Duxbury Vital Records: Wadsworth Fam. 1SS3, 
Horace A. Wadswoi-th, 202.) 

I. Ruth*, b. Feb. 23, 1701-2; m. Apr. IS, 1719, Samuel Keen. 


D. Zeruiah, b. Dec. 10, 1704; m. Mch. 19, 1723-4, Nathaniel Chand- 
ler who d. in 1741, leaving her a widow with seven daugh- 
ters, one' of whom, Mercy, m. (1) Peleg* Sprague; m. 
(2) Phineas* Sprague; m. (3) Ichabod Simmons. 
10. m. Jethro, b. Nov. 30, 1709. 

IV. Terah, b. Feb. 17, 1711-2. He was living in 1748, but his 
name does not occur in Plymouth Co. Deeds, nor is men- 
tion made there of the settlement of his estate. 

5. Lieut. Samuel' Sprague (John^, Francis^) b. about 
1670 in Duxbury ; m. Nov. 29, 1691, Ruth^ Alden, b. about 1674, 
d, July 2, 1758, in Rochester in her 84th year; she was the dau. 
of David' Alden (John^ and Priscilla (^luUins) and ]Merey 
(Southworth) Alden. 

Samuel Sprague was chosen constable of Duxbury, Mch. 6, 
1700, and town clerk, Mch. 16, 1709, which latter post he held 
but one year. He was probably a carpenter by occupation, as 
the Town Records for 1708 show his receipt for the sum of one 
hundred and eighty pounds in full for erecting the meeting house 
in Duxbury. He moved to Rochester, Mass., about 1710 ; and d. 
there July 25, 1740, in the 71st year of his age. The widow 
Ruth Sprague and Noah Spra^e were appointed administrators 
of his estate. 

The descendants of this Samuel became very numerous for 
a time and were prominent and useful citizens in the -communi- 
ties in which they lived. For some reason the name became 
almost extinct and there are perhaps but few Spragues of this 
day who are descended from him. 


11. I. Noah4, b. Jan. 18, 1696-7. 

n, Elizabeth, b. July 4, 1699, d. in Rochester, Apr. 1780, ae. 32; 
m. May 18, 1760, Dr. John Pitcher. 

12. in. Nathaniel, b. Jan. 10, 1702-3. 

IV. Samuel, b. June 23, 1704; d. June 21, 1727; m. Ann Barlow. 

Child born in Rochester: Susannah^, b. July 28, 1727. 
V. Mary, m. Dec. 20, 1706; d. Apr. 19, 1708. 

VI. Priscilla, b. Mar. IS, 1709; m. (1) Benjamin Hammond; m. 
(2) Rev. Thomas West, both of Rochester. 
VII. Abral, m. June IS, 1730, Elizabeth Ashley and prob. rem. from 

vra. Micah, d. Sept. 1734; m. Aug. 22, 1731, Elizabeth Turner. 
Children: Mary^, b. Nov. 1, 1731, Ruths, b. May 4, 1734, 
K. Ruth, b. Aug. 30, 1714; m. Nov. 4, 1736, John Haskell. 


6. Capt. Ephraim^ Sprague (Joim^, John^, Francis^) b. 
Mch. 15, 1685, Duxbury, Mass. ; d. 1754 in Lebanon, Conn. ; in. 
(1) Deborah Woodworth, dau. of Benjamin. He m. (2) Mary 
, who survived him. 

1726, Dec. 13. He deeded to son Perez Spra^e, land partly in 
Lebanon and partly in Coventry, 100 acres. (Lebanon 
Deeds, iv, 40.) 

1727 and 1733. Selectman, and Representative in May and Oct., 

1735, Dec. 23. Ephraim Sprague of Lebanon, Conn., yeoman, 
declares he is a great-grand-son to Francis Sprague of 
Duxbury, deceased; a grandson to John Sprague of said 
Duxbury, also deceased (the son of said P'rancis) and the 
eldest son of John Sprague [of Lebanon] deceased. (Bris- 
tol Co., Mass., Deeds, xxiii, 509.) 

1737-8, Feb. 14. He is mentioned as "Deacon" in Church of 
Christ, Lebanon, North Parish. (Hist. Tolland Co., Conn., 
Cole, 762.) 

1738-9, Mch. 1. He deeded land to son Peleg Sprague. (Leb. 
Deeds, vi, 292.) 

1754, Nov. 1. Will — probated Dec. 9, 1754, mentions wife !Mary, 
sons Peleg and Perez ; daughter Betty who married Abel 
Bingham, daughter Irene, wife of Nathaniel Wright, 
grandsons Ephraim and Theodorus, granddaughters Abi- 
gail and Deborah. (Windham Probate, iv, 466.) 

Children born in Lebanon (by wife Deborah). 

Perezs, b. July 22, 1705. 
Peleg, b. May 15, 1707. 
Deborah, b, Apr. 2, 1712. 
Ephraim, b. Mch. 13, 1709-0, 
V. Betty, b. Oct. 28, 1714; m. Abel Bingham. 

VI. Irene, b. Feb. 9, 1717; m. Jan. 12, 1737-8, Nathaniel Wright, 
vn. Mary, b. Dec. 20, 1721; d. young. 
VUI. Mary, 2d, b. Mch. IS, 1725. 

7. Benjamin* Sprague (John', John=, Francis^) of Leb- 
anon, Conn., b. July 15, 16S6, in Daxbury, I^tass. ; d. 1754, Leb- 









anon; m. (1) Dec. 29, 1707, Lebanon, Mary Wood worth, who 
d. July 10, 1725, in her 43d yr. He m. (2) Jan. 26, 1726, Ston- 
ington. Conn., ]Mrs. Prudence Denison, wid. of Joseph Denison 
and dau. of Dr. Joseph ]\Imor. She d. in Stonington, ]\Iay IS, 
1726, aged 38 yrs. (Lebanon Insc.) He m. (3) Abigail (Hodge) 
Tisdale, wid. of Elkanah Tisdale of Taunton, I\Iass., v.-ho d. 
leaving two children, \iz. : Elkanah and Elijah Tisdale. (Leba- 
non's Old Rec, 275.) 

In his Will dated Jan. 28, 1747-8 (probated July 8, 1754), he 
says he has given a farm to his eldest son John ; to his son Elia- 
kim he has given a farm and built him an house ; to his daughter 
Mary, and after her death to her two children, sufficient to make 
Mary's portion; to his son William the value of three hundred 
and twenty-four pounds; to his daughter Jerusha one hundred 
pounds; to his son Phineas the little house and barn across the 
way and all the land which adjoins it ; to his son Benjamin two 
hundred and fifty pounds ; to his four daughters by his present 
wife, viz. : Abigail, Lydia, Esther and ]\Iary, to each one hundred 
pounds ; to his three youngest sons by his present wife, viz. Silas, 
Elkanah and Minor, an equal division of the residue. (Windham 
Probate iv, 438.) 

(Seven, by wife Mary and seven by wife Abigail.) 

Johns, b. Sept. 5, 1709. 
Eliakim, b. Oct. 10, 171L 

Mary, b. Mch. 5, 1713-4; d. bef. 1754; m. Ignatius Barker. 
WiUiam, b. Sept. 29, 1715. 
V. Phineas, b. Sept. 5, 1717. 
VI. Jerusha, b. Oct. 20, 1720. 
vn. Benjamin, b. June 5, 1725; m. May 29, 1748, Abigail Tred- 
way of Bozrah, Conn. Prob. rem. to Vt. or Old Hamp- 
shire Co., Mass. 

20. vni. Silas, b. Jan. 30, 1727-8. 

IX. Abigail, b. Nov, 23, 1729; m. Sept. 19, 1751, Benjamin Smith. 

21. X. Elkanah, b. Jan. 25, 1732-3. 

22. XI. Minor, b. Mch. 5, 1734-5. 

xn. Lydia, b. Mch. 20, 1736-7; m. Nov. 16, 1761, James Cooper. 
xm. Esther, b. Mch. 3, 1738-9; m. June 2, 1763; Abner Gardner. 
XIV. Mary, b. Sept. 10, 1740; m. June 19, 1762, Daniel Loomis and 
rem. to Coventry. 











8. Samuel* Spbague (Jotm^, John-, Francis^), b. in Dux- 
bury, Mass. ; d. intestate, May 21, 1725, in Lebanon, Conn. ; m. 
Mary Burt, dau of Thomas,* of Swansea, jMass. 

1725, June 21. Letters of administration granted by Court to 
IVIrs. Mary Sprague, relict of j\Ir. Samuel Sprague, and to 
Capt. Ephraim Sprague. (Windham Co., Probate, i, 2d 
part, 74.) 


23. 1. Samuels, b. Mch. 5, 1717-8. 
n. Mary. 

24. m. Elijah. 

9. Capt, John* Sprague (John^, John-, Francis^), b. abt. 
1690, Duxbury, Mass.; d. 1760, Canaan, Conn.; m. (1) Feb. 22, 
1710-11, Lebanon, Conn., iNIary Babcook, who d. Jan. 5, 1721-2, 
dau. of Jonathan, of Lebanon. He-m, (2) Hannah Burt, dau. of 
Thomas, of Swansea, who was proprietor of iron works in Taun- 
ton, but was dead before Feb. 11, 1723-4, when some of his estate 
was sold. 

1718-9, Mch. 24. He deeded to Benjamin Sprague of Lebanon 
the farm given him by his honored father John Sprague. 
(Lebanon Deeds, iii, 182.) 

1724. Capt. John Sprague with 22 sentinels marched from Sims- 
bury, Conn. (Conn. Hist. Papers, iv, 12.) 

1739, Capt. Sprague removed from Lebanon to Sbaron, Conn. 
He drew the 37th home lot. He was a Selectman for sev- 
eral years, and what is singular he could not write his 

name. The words John X Sprague are appended to many 

official documents on the Sharon records. He built the 
first frame house in the town. In 1748, he exchanged 
farms with Cornelius Knickerbocker and removed to 
Furnace Village (now Lakeville) in Salisbury, Conn. 
He afterwards removed to Cantian, Conn., where he 
died. (Hist. Sharon, Conn.) 

* Thomas Burt owned "one half share in ye old Iron works" in 
Taunton, Mass. Two of his daughters were: Mary, wife of Samuel 
Sprague; Hannah, wife of John Sprague, Jr., all of Lebanon, Conn. 
(Bristol Co., Mass., Deeds xviii, 14.) 


1748-9, Feb, 7. He was living in Salisbury when he and his 
brother Ephraim Spragne of Lebanon sold for £S00 cer- 
tain land formerly owned by their father John Spragne. 
(Lebanon Deeds, vii, 232.) 

1754, July 31. Will — Names his sons, Ebenezer, Jonathan and 
John; daughters Iluldah Bird, Rachel Spragne, and 
granddaughter INIary Babcock, daughter of Hannah, 
deceased, and his loving wife Hannah. (Sharon Probate 
His estate inventoried £914, s.l3, d.6. 

(Three by wife Mary, four by wife Hannah.) 

. 25. 1. Ebenezers, b. Dec. 12, 1711. 

n. Hannah, b. June 30, 1714; m. Babcock. 

26. m. Jonathan, b. Apr. 30, 1716. 

27. Vf. John, b. July 22, 1723. 

V, Thomas, b. May 8, 1725; d. Jan. 13, 1733. 

VI. Hulda, b. Apr. 15, 1734; m. Bird. 

vn, Eachel, b. Aug. 19, 1737. 

**Mr. John Sprague," farmer, of Lebanon, Conn., and 

Carmel, N. Y,, b. , d. , at Carmel, N. Y. ; he m. 

Sept. 7, 1726, in Lebanon, Hepsibeth Hartwell, b. Sept. 2, 1709, 
d. at Carmel. 

This John (untraced) was a resident of Lebanon at the 
time of his marriage and when his first child was born. The 
next we know of him is in 1745 when he was living at what 
is now known as Lights Comers, near the eastern line of the 
town of Carmel. He was a Justice of the Peace and an influen- 
tial member of the Congregational church. 

(Ref. Correspondence with Martha A. Taber, in 1910.) 

I. Eleazer, b. Mch. 23, 1727, in Lebanon, Conn. 
28. n. Sarah. 

m. Hepsibeth, b. ; m. in N. T. 

10. Jethro" SpragI'-e (William', John^ Francis^), of 
Duxbury, Mass., and Cape Smallpoint, Me., b. Nov. 30, 1709, d. 
after 1780; m. (1) Dec. 12, 173S, Patience'' Bartlett, b. Jiily 27, 


1718, d. in Duxbury, May, 1741, dau. of Joseph* Bartlett (Sam- 

ueP, Benjamin^, Robert^) and Lydia ( ). Patience' 

was the gr.-gr.-gr.-grand-daughter of Richard "Warren, Wil- 
liam Brewster, and "William Mullins; also the gr.-gr.-grand- 
daughter of John Alden, Love Brewster and Priscilla jMullins, 
Mayflower Pilgrims. He m. (2) Bethiah* (Sprague) (SamueP, 

SamueP, "William^), wid. of Gushing. 

He was one of the enterprising citizens of Duxbnry; 
owned a farm and a country store, built schooners and had a 
summer hotel called " Sprague 's Tavern." He was chosen 
constable, Meh. 20, 1748, but declined to serve; was on the 
petty and grand juries at Plymouth Court, in 1760. In 1761, 
in a small "barque" of his own construction, he with his wife 
and children and household goods sailed eastward and finally 
anchored at ancient Augusta in the then district of T^Iaine. He 
settled at Cape Smallpoint in Georgetown, now in Phippsburg, 
Me., and engaged in lumbering and fishing. He bought and 
resided on the "Bliffins" farm which was partly cleared. From 
the following record it would appear that one time he was a 
tailor by trade. Sept. 4, 1773, Jethro Sprague, ''Tailor of 
Greorgetown, " conveyed to his sister, Zerviah Chandler of 
Duxbury, three acres of land there which descended to him 
from his father "William Sprague. (Plymouth Co. Deeds, Iviii, 

I. Silvinas, b. Oct. 8, 1739; m. Nathaniel Sylvester. (Hist. Phipps- 
burg, 106.) 
29. n. William, b. Nov. 19, 1740. 

11. Noah* Sprague (SamueP, John', Francis^), b. Jan. 
18, 1696-7, in Duxbury; m. in Rochester, Apr. 26, 1722, Sarah 
Hammond, b. Dec. 23, 1695. She d. Sept. 26, 1778, aged 82 
yrs., dau. of John and IMary (Arnold) Hammond. 

He d. Sept. 3> 1773. His will, dated at Rochester, July 
'20, 1773, proved Oct. 4, 1773, mentions wife Sarah; children, 
Alden (who has been absent more than twenty years, ''since 
we have had any intelligence from him"), Samuel; grand-sons 
Peleg, Aldeuj Paul and Nathaniel Sprague, sons of son Noah; 
grand-daughter Hannah Sprague; son John; daughters Alia- 


thea Spooner and Elizabeth Pitcher; daughter-in-law Mercy 
Sprague. (Plymouth Co. Probate, No. 19096.) 

I. Joshuas, b. Feb. 20, 1722; d. Sept. 17, 1725. 
n. Alden, b. Sept. 27, 1724; he was a mariner; d. intestate; bond 
of adm. accepted July 27, 1762. (Plymouth Co. Probate, 
No. 19012.) 
in. AUatbea, b. Mch. 24, 1725; m. Judge Walter Spooner; lived. 

in Dartmouth. 
IV. Elizabeth, b. Oct. 15, 1727; d. May 31, 1736. 
V. Samuel, b. May 9, 1729; d. June 17, 1729. 
VI. Mary, b. June 24, 1730'; d. July 4, 1730. 

30. vn. Samuel, b. June 19, 1731. 

31. VIII. Noah, b. Apr. 3, 1733. 

IX. Elizabeth, b. Jan. 31, 1737; m. May 18, 1760, John Pitcher. 

32. X. John, b. June 21, 1740. 

12. Capt. Natii-\niel* Sprague (SamueP, John-, Fran- 

eis'), b. Jan. 10, 1702-3, Duxbury, Mass.; m. Keziah » 

who d. May 12, 1790, ae. 89. He was a mariner; d. intestate 
July 29, 1739, Rochester, Mass. Keziah Sprague, widow, appt. 
adm. Aug. 27, 1739. (Plymouth Co. Probate, No. 19093.) 

I. Lnse (Lucy), b. Feb. 23, 1731; m. (1) May 27, 17C2, Ebenezer 
Clapp; m. (2) Micah Haakell. 

n. Micah, b. Jan. 9, 1735. Michael Sprague of Rochester died 
intestate. Nathaniel Sprague of Rochester appt. adm. 
July 10, 1762. (Plymouth Co. Probate, No. 19087.) 

III. Nathaniel, b. May 24, 1738; m. (1) May 28, 1769, Mary Bassett, 
who d. Jan. 9, 1770, aged 23 jts. He m. (2) Elizabeths 
Hammond, b. May 12 or 25, 1743, dau. of Elnathani Ham- 
mond of Newport, R. L She d. Mch. 10, 1805, aged 63 yrs. 
He d. in Rochester Jan. 9, 1797, aged 59 yrs. Will, dated 
Jan. 4, 1797, mentions wife Elizabeth, nephew Nathaniel 
Clapp, sister Lucy Haskell, wife of Micah; kinsman Theo- 
philus Pitcher; legatees Nathaniel Sprague Spooner, son 
of Seth; Nathaniel Sprague Ruggles, son of Major Elisha 
Ruggles, and Nathaniel Sprague, son of Peleg Sprague of 
Keene, N. H., Polly Ruggles, wife of Elisha; Keziah Luce, 
wife of Stephen. Alden Spooner and Seth Spooner appt. 
exrs., Jan. 20, 1797. (Plymouth Co. Probate, No. 19092.) 

• I. Polly B., d. Mch. 2, 1784, aged 11 yrs. 
11. Ruth B., d. Oct. 25, 1775, aged 5 weeks. 


13. Perez' Sprague (Ephraiin*, John^, John-, Francis^), 
b. July 22, 1705, Lebanon, Conn. ; m. there Jan. 19, 1726-7, Tabi- 
tha Burt. Resided in Andover, Conn., in 1747 (Hist. Tolland 
Co., 894). Bought land in Union, Conn., Apr. 12, 1754; the 
farm was later called "Sprague Orchard." He d. there Apr. 
3, 1758. 

Feb. 9, 1784j Tabitha Sprague of Palmer, Mass., widow, 
appointed her son Thomas Sprague of Palmer, her attorney, 
to appear in her behalf in the settlement of the estate of her 
brother, William Burt, late of Taunton, deceased. (Bristol 
Co., Mass., Deeds, Ixii, 335, 351.) 


I. Tabithae, b. June 18, 1728; m. June 19, 1755, Samuel Heu- 

n. Charity, b. May 8, 1730; m. July 12, 1754, Abner Loorais. 
m. Abigail, b. Oct. 12, 1731; d. Dec. 12, 1731. 

IV. Irene, b. Dec. 12, 1732. /p^ 

V. Perez, b. Mch. 29, 1736; m. Dec. 16, 1782, Ezubah Carpenter 

of Coventry. He d. in Coventry Feb. 28,*l823. 

33. VI. James, b. Aug. 23, 1739. 

34. vn. Thomas, b. Aug. 15, 1741. 

35. vra. Calvin, b. May 29, 1744. 

14. Peleg^ Sprague (Ephraim*, John'\ John-, Francis*), 

b. May 15, 1707, d. ; m. Feb. 24, 1732-3, Lebanon, Conn., 

Hannah* IMarsh, b. Nov. 9, 1704, d. , dau. of Capt. 

Joseph^ ]\rarsh (John-, John^) and Hannah ( ). 

1747. He was a householder in Andover, Conn. (Hist. Tolland 
Co., 894.) 

1753, Jan. 19. He conveyed to Jonathan Jones of Coventry 
"60 acres, partly in Lebanon and partly in Coventry 
* * * and is the most westerly corner of my father 
Sprague 's land * * * till it corners to Eliakim 
Sprague 's land." (Lebanon, Conn., Deeds, v, 149.) His 
name does not occur in the Lebanon records after this 
date, and it is presumed by some of his descendants that 
he removed Avith his family to Stepnentowu, Rensselaer 
Co. (Manor) known at that time as Albany Co., N. Y. 
Mr. D. "W. Sprague of INfinneapoli?, in a letter of June 11, 
1912, says: "My grandruother Hannah (Swain), wife 


of Elisha Sprague, and born in 1769, knew Peleg Sprague 
■when he was an old man, and has told me of things he 
said and talked about." 
1761, Apr. 28. One Peleg Sprague enlisted to serve under 
Maj. Gen. Lyman in the French and Indian war; was 
among the dead, Aug. 1, 1761. (F. and I. ,Var Roils, 
239.) No other early Peleg has been discovert 1 in Conn, 


(First four born in Lebanon, fifth prob. in Andover.) 

I. Josephs, b. Apr. 17, 1734; m. Mary Jackson, Mch. 10, 1774. 
(Kingsley's Eec, 276.) Private in 1757 in French and 
Indian War; marched from Windham Co., Conn., to Ft. 
Wm. Henry. (Hist. Windham Co., 1874, Lamed.) 

n. Abel, b. Jan. 27, 1737-8. 

m, Sarah, b. Oct. 27, 1740; d. Feb. 15, 1740-1. 

36. IV. David, b. May 15, 1742. 

V. Simeon, b. May 15, 1745. 

15. Lieut. Ephbaim^ Sprague (Ephraim*, John^, John=, 
Francis^), b. I\[ch. 13, 1709; m. Feb. 3, 1736-7, Lebanon. Conn., 
Abigail "Woodward. He was a householder in Andover, Conn., 
1747. (Hist. Tolland Co.) 


(According to Windham Probate Eec, iv, 277, 466.) 

37. I. Ephraims, Jr. 

II. Thaddeus (or Theodoras). 

ni. Abigail, m. Apr. 20, 1758, Samuel Lovett, Jr. 
IV. Deborah, m. Oct. 20, 1762, Josiah Stafford. 

16. Dea. John' Sprague (Benjamin*, John^, John% Fran- 
cis^), of Lebanon and Andover, Conn., b. Sept. 5, 1709; d. Feb. 

5, 1777, in Andover, in the 69th year of his age; m. Mch. 24, 
1732-3, Susannah* Hodges, b. 1713-14, Taunton, iMass. ; d. Nov. 

6, 1796, in Andover, ae. 82 ji-s. ; dau. of William" Hodges (Hen- 
ry'-^, William^ of Eng.) and Susannah (Gilbert). 

1776, Dec. 30. Will mentions his Vvdfe Susannah, his son Ben- 
jamin, and his daughter Susannah wife of Paul Hutch- 
inson, and his daughter Lydia. (Windham Co. Probate, 
ix, 226.) 


Of their eight children born in Lebanon, the first four 
died young; the others: 

V. Susannahs, b. Sept. 29, 1742; m. Paul Hutchinson. 
VI. John, b. July 1, 1751; d. at Greenwich, Conn.; a soldier in 
Eevol. Army. 

38. vn. Benjamin, b. Dec. 12, 1754. 

vni. Lydia, b. Aug. 9, 1758; d. Nov. 2, 1836, ae. 78; unm. 

17. Ell\kim^ Sprague (Benjamin*, John^, John^, Fran- 
cis^, of Lebanon and Coventry, Conn., b. Oct. 10, 1711 ; d. Dec. 

10, 1786, ae. 75 yrs. He m. Hannah , who d. Oct. 10, 


1761, Apr. 25. Enlisted as private in 1st Reg't, 1st Co., Capt. 
Phineas Lyman. (Col. Rec, 217.) 

1794, Jan. 7. Distribution was made of the estate of Eliakim 
Sprague, late of Coventry, dec'd — To widow Hannah 
Sprague, and to children Samuel Sprague. Elisha 
Sprague, Rodolphus Bidwell and his wife and Jerusha 
Sprague. (Andover Probate Records, i, 224.) 


39. L Samuels, b. abt. 1736. 

40. 11. Elisha, b. July 15, 1751. 

Ul. Jerusha, b. abt. 1754; d. Jan. 28, 1835, ae. 81 yrs.; m. Dea. 

Stephens Bingham of Eleazers. N,o issue. 
rv. Mary (or Molly), b. Mch. 3, 1757; d. July 15, 1793, ae. 36 yrs. 

She m. Eodolphuss Bidwell, b. Sept. 25, 1755, son of Joseph5 

Bidwell (John*, John', Johns, prob. Eichardi) and Ilannah 


18. William^ Sprague (Benjamin*, John^, John-> Fran- 
cis^), of Lebanon and Columbia, Conn., b. Sept. 29, 1715; d. 

Apr. 9, 1795, in his 80th yr.; m. Elizabeth , who d. 

May 26, 1789, in her 73d yr. They were members of the Con- 
gregational Church of Columbia and were buried there, 

1751, Dec. 26, he deeded to Elijah Tisdale, for £2,100, a farm 
with dT\'elling house, barn, tan house and shop standing 
by the highway. (Lebanon Deeds, vii, 453.) 

1783, Mch. 3, he and son William sold 135 acres for £630 to 
Dan Carpenter of Tolland. 



L James«, bap. Nov. 5, 1738. .^ 

II. Esther, ra. Ticknor. ^ 

m. Elizabeth, m. 1792, Elisha'- Tupper, b. 1753, son of Elias* Tap- 
per (Eliakims, Thomas2, Thomasi) and Jerusha (Sprague) 
and rem. to Tupperville, N. S. . 

41. IV. William, bap. Sept. 21, 1746. 

V. Phebe, bap. Apr. 2, 1749; m. Bazabul Fuller. 

42. VI. Dan, b. May 29, 1758. 

19. Phineas' Speague (Benjamin*, John*, John^, Fran- 
cis^), of Lebanan, Conn., farmer, b. Sept. 5, 1717: d. 1772; m. 
Sarah , who survived him. 

1760, Oct. 25. Will, probated 1772, mentions wife Sarah 
Sprague, eldest son Phineas (then under 21).- sons 
Beriah and Dyre and daughters Sarah, ^lary and Debo- 
rah. Wife Sarah and brother John Sprague named as 
Executors. (Windham Co. Probate, vi, 237, and iv, 212.) - 


I. Phineas^, bap. Aug. 23, 1752. In Revolution enlisted in Capt. 
James Clark's Co., Maj 13, 1775; disc. Dec. 18, 1775; enlist- 
ed again, Apr. 1, 1777, for three years, in Capt. Brigham's 
Co., "Continental Line"; "missing Oct. 4, 1777.'" Chil- 
dren: Mary7 and Sarah Sprague. 

n. Beriah, bap. Aug. 11, 1754. 

43. in. Dyre (or Dyah). 

IV. Sarah, d. before Meb. 3, 1783. 
V. Mary, m. Simeon Jones. 

VI, Deborah. 

20. Capt. Silas' Sprague (Benjamin*, John'', John-, 
Francis'), b. Jan. 30, 1727-8; m. (1) Sept. 28, 1749, Hannah 
Binney, b. abtr-l:7267 Hull, Mass.; m. (2) Apr. 14, 1763, Abigail.. 

Hill. ^^*-«. ^i - ^7^%- ^^>VVtvV^>.rV i^*.\<^ ifl* . >J-<'-v-. 1- ■-'' . ••' 

Apr. 23, 1760. He deeded to John Alden all the land 
that was laid out to him of his father's estate and that which 
he bought of his brothers, ]Minor and Elkanah. (Lebanon Deeds, 
vol. ix, p. 146.) 

•1765. "This assembly do establish Mr. Silas Sprague to be 
Quartermaster of the 2nd troop of horses, the 12th regt. 
in the colony." (Conn. Col. Rec, 351.) 


His name does not appear on the Lebanon land records 
after Nov. 6, 1770, when he sold his farm to Elijah Tisdale. He 
removed to Great Barrington, Mass., where he bought land in 
1780, Some time later he removed to East Bloomfield, N. Y., 
where he died, Sept., 1808, He was a captain in Rev. Army. 

(Ref,, also, Sprague Mem,, 1847, Soule, 44.) 

Children, some of "whom were baptized ia Lebanon, Conn.: 
I. Bamabass, d, in 1751. 
II. Eunice, bap, 1752; m. Feb. 14, 17S0, Daniel Hawley, of Gr. B. 

44. m. Barnabas, 23d, bap. Nov. 10, 1754, 
rv. Hannah, 

V. Mary, bap. Oct, 14, 1759, 

45. VI, Silas, b. Feb, 18, 1762 ; bap. Mch, 28, 1762. 
m. Andrew, bap. May 20, 1754. 

46. vm. Eoger, bap. 1767-9. He was in E. Bloomfield, N. Y,, aboiat 

1789; was Sheriff of Ontario Co., and a member of the State 

Legislature; removed in Aug. 1822, to Oakland Co., Mich., 

and died in 1848, 
IX. Azel (or Achael), bap. Sept, 30, 1770, d, abt, 1813 at Lenox, 

X. Thomas, d. soon after 1810. 

XI. Sophia. f^' 

xn. Betsey. ft," ' 


xni. Betsey, 2nd. \,'' ."^ '■' 

XIV. Fanney. <vv- ^^^ i^.','-' •' 

XV. Amity. .^'^V' '^^ - 

21. Capt. Elkanah^ Sprague (Benjamin*, John', John^j 

Francis^), b. Jan, 25, 1732, Lebanon, Conn,: d, > prob, in 

N, Y.; m. Dec. 19, 1754, Windham, Conn., Mehitable Monlton, 

He settled in Windham about 1757 and in Hartford, Vt., 
about 1777, It is said that two of his sisters lived in Vermont. 
Mention of his name in the town books of Hartford, Yt, : 

1777, Mch, 13, when he was Moderator of a Town Meeting. He 
was then an Ensign, 
In the Revolutionary War he served as follows : 
1777, Aug, 16 to Oct. 4, 1777, private in Capt. Hodge's Co., 

Col. Mai-sh's Regt. 
1779, Apr. 27 to June 28, 1779, Lieut, in Capt. Burt's Co., Col. 
Samuel Fletcher's Regt. of Militia, in service on frontier 
at Rutland. 


1780, Oct. to , Ensign in Capt. Joshua Hazen's Co., 

Col. Wood's (3d) Regt. 

1781, June 1, Lieut, of Co. in which his son Elkanah> Jr., 
served 6 mos. as private. 

1781, June. "Was on the Committee of Safety and distributed 
pay to the soldiers of his company. 

1781, Aug., 4 days, Capt. of a Co. of Hartford troops* and 
ordered them into service at Ft. Bethel, 25 miles up the 
White River. 

It is said that three of his sons served under him 
in the Revolution. 

1778, Apr. 9. He was elected one of the Board of three Select- 
men of Hartford. 

1778, Oct. 10. He took his first deed of 100 acres of land in 
Hartford, and on the same day he deeded a portion of 
it to Stephen and Jesse Root of Coventry, Conn. Oct. 
25, 1782, he bought 50 acres adjoining the above tract. 
He conveyed land in 1805. 

.1781, Apr. 5. He and Amos Robinson took seats as represen- 
tatives of Hartford, Vt., in the General Assembly of 
Vermont, which was considering the differences between 
New York and Vermont. 

Mr. Samuel E. Pingree, Town Clerk of Hartford, since 
1859, in a recent letter states, ''The name of Sprague is legion 
in our records, but they largely relate to that branch* which 
settled on the high bill farms between White River valley and 
the Norwich line on the norths while Elkanah settled in the 
■valley of the Ottaquoachy near Hartford line on the south." 

(First two b. in Lebanon, second two in Windham, the baptisms in 


I. Abigails, b. July 18, 1755; bap. May 14, 1758. 

n. Vine, b. Oct. 31, 1756; bap. May 14, 1758. 

47. m, Ignatius, b. Nov. 17, 175S. 

43. r;. Elkanah, b. Dec. 19, 1760. 

• The ones referred to are probably descendants of Jesse^ Spragne 
(DiinielS Ebcuczcrs, Joha2, "Williami), b. Aug. 29, 173S. 


V. Irene, b. Feb. 2, 1763; bap. Mch. 27, 1763; m. May 3, 1787, 
Abel Goss, son of Philip and Hannah (Ball). She d. Oct. 
5, 1853, ae. 90 yrs. 6 mo. Res. in "Waterford, Vt. and had 
9 children. (Lawrence Fam., 1881.) • • . </ jj 

49. VI. Vine, 2d. --- ^^-'^=- ----- -f- '>(', '7'^^ .^^--/^W' '^ 

vu. Mehitable, b. ; m. Jonas Wheeler; settled at" West 

Galway, Schoharie Co., IST. Y. 
vni. Olive, bap. May 5, 1765; prob. the one who m. Daniel Ainsworth. 
EC. Eoger, bap. 1767 or 1769; drowned aged about 20. 
X. Mary, b. ; d. young. 

50. zi. Eoger, b. 1777 or 1778. 

22. ^IiNOR^ Sprague (Benjamin*, John^ John^ Francis^), 

b. Meh. 5, 1734; d. ; m. Aug. IS, 1757, Deborah Godfrey, 

b. Oct. 30, 1740, Taunton, Mass.; d. there, Apr. 28, 1810, dart, 
of Brig. Gen. George Godfrey and Lydia (Hodges). 

1758, Meh.ll. He deeded to Joshua Barker a farm that had 
belonged to his father, Benjamin Sprague. (Lebanon 
Deeds, ix, 357.) 

1763, Apr. 23. He was living in Taunton, Mass., but was 
again in Lebanon 

1766, Sept. 2, but later removed back to Taunton. 

(Born in Lebanon [Kingsley's Pec, 279.]) 
I. Lydiac, b. Feb. 27, 1758, d. Oct. 22, 1839, Wareham, Mass. 
II. Deborah, m. Feb. 24, 1788, Elisha Codding of Taunton. 
m. Christiana, b. Mch. 27, 1770, d. May 14, 1829, Mansfield, Mass., 

m. (Int. pub. Sept. 3, 1795) George Gilbert of Mansfield. 
IV. Hannah, m. (Int. pub. Sept. 19, 1797) James Gilbert of Mans- 

23. Capt. Samuel^ Sprague (Samuel*, John^, John-, Fran- 
cis^), b. Meh. 5, 1717-18. He was living in Lebanon, Conn., in 
1740, when he conveyed land; settled in Lebanon, N. H., where 
he died May 2, 1774. 

(There may have been other children.) 
Elkauahc, b. 1749; m. in Lebanon, N. H., June 18, 1778, Lydia Wlieatley, 
who d. May 9, 1837, ae. 81, loaving "no children or next of kin." 

He was a "Tything man" in Lebanon, N. H., in 1779; served 
two years in Eevolutionary War and was granted a pension. He d. 
in Lebanon, Aug. 17, 1835, ae. 86 yrs. 


24. Capt. Elijah^ Sprague (Samuel*, John^, John-, Fran- 

cisO, b. prob. in Lebanon, Conn. ; d. ; m. (1) May 22, 1745, 

Damaris Clark, b. abt. 1725, d. July 15, 1759 in her 35tli yr., 
Lebanon, Conn. He m. (2) ]Mrs. Abigail Loomis, who d. in 
1807. She was a member of the Congregational Church of 
Columbia, Conn. 

1751, June 29. In a deed he mentions his sister Mary Sprague, 
his father Samuel Sprague and his uncle Capt. Ephraim 
Sprague. (Lebanon Deeds, vii, 431.) 

1751, Sept. 10. In Union, Conn., bought the Bush meadow 
farm and saw-mill from Daniel Loomis. (Hist. L'nion, 

1765, Mch. 30. He sold to William White, merchant of Boston, 
13 acres with a saw-mill standing on said land and a 
good stone dam across the brook, for £65. (Lebanon 

1763, Apr. 21, and Mch. 14, 1768. He bought land in Lebanon, 
N. H. In the latter deed he was called "Captain" and 
residence in both deeds was given as Lebanon, Conn. 

1790. He was a resident of Lebanon, N. II., according to U. S. 
Census Report. He served 16 days in French and Indian 
War as Sergt. in Capt. Josiah Fitch's Co. of Lebanon- 
Conn. — "Alarm for Relief of Ft. Wm. flenry and parts 
adjacent, Aug., 1757." (F. and I. War Rolls, 249.) 

(Four by first wife, one by second wife.) 
I. Zerviahe, b. Mch. 7, 1746. 
51. n. Samuel, b. July 6, 1748. 
m. Lavinah, b. Oct. 11, 1750. 
IV. Molly, b. Sept. 27, 1755. 

V. Elijah, b. June 5, 1767. He, or his father, was at one time a 
resident of Adams, Mass. 

25. Ebenezer^ Spr-IGUE (John*, John^, John-, Francis*), 

b. Dec. 12, 1711, Lebanon, Conn.; d. ; m. (1) Dec. 12, 1734, 

Elizabeth Thatcher, who d. Feb. 28, 1744-5. He m. (2) Feb. 
20, 1745-6, Sharon, Conn., Hannah^ St. John, b. Jan. 7, 1729-30, 
Wilton, Conn., dau. of IMatthew^ St. John (Mathias^ ]Matluas=, 
Mathias^) and Anna (Whitney). 


He moved to Sharon in 1739. 

In the French and Indian "War he served as follows : enlisted 
Apr. 16, 1759 ; disc. Dec. 14, 1759, 1st Regt. 8th Co., of Capt. 
Brainard of Windsor. (Adams Papers in Conn. State Library, 
p. 112.) In 1st Regt., 9th Co., of Capt. Walcott of Windsor, 
1761. (Ibid., p. 251.) 

(First two born in Lebanon, tbe others in Sharon.) 

I. Lucye, b. July 28, 1735; m. Feb. 28, 1754, in Sharon, Thomas 
Frary. (-TU/VCX- j . 

U. Euth, b. May 15, 1737. 

m. Elizabeth, b. Sept. 15, 1741; d. Apr. 27, 1746. 
IV. Elizabeth, b. Mch. 26, 1747; d. Nov. 28, 174—, Sharon. 
V. Hannah, b. Feb. 21, 1748-9; m. Mch. 2, 1769, in S., Stephen 

VI. Mary, b. Mch. 12, 1751-2; m. Mch. 21, 1774, Joseph Hanchet, 
of Salisbury. 
Ebenezer, b. Jan. 18, 1753. 
John, b. Apr. 25, 1755. 

Eachel, b. May 6, 1757; d. Mch. 11, 1763, Sharon. 
Elijah, b. Dec. 25, 1758. 
Lucinda, b. Sept. 26, 1760; d. unm. 
Anna, b. Apr. 13, 1763. 

ZOpah, b. June 17, 1766; m. July 31, 1783, in S., Nathan Wood. 
Irene, b. Aug. 3, 1768; m. Walter Patchen. 
Miner (or Norman), b. July 26, 177^. 

26. JonatHxV.n" Sprague (John*, John^ John=, FrancisM, 
of Sharon, Conn., b. Apr. 30, 1716, Lebanon, Conn. ; d. Jan. 17, 
1807, Sharon; m. there Feb. 13, 1745-6, Lydia Barrows, b. July 
6, 1726, prob. Mansfield, d. in Sharon, Oct. 21, 1767, in her 41si 
yr., dau. of Robert^ (Robert^ John^). He m. (2) Mch. 4, 1773, 
Sharon, Mrs. Mary (Chamberlain) HoUister, who d. there June 
14, 1806, ae. 79 yrs. 

Jonathan Sprague was a member of Capt. Waicott's ^Oth) 
Co. in the Campaign of 1761, French and Indian War. (Rolls 
of, p. 250-1.) 

1782, Dec. 13. Will, dated at Sharon, names his ''dutiful vrde 
Mary" and his childrpR. Tboma;?, Jonathan, Lydia, Saroh, 
Elizabeth, Hulda and SiLble. 














54. I. Thomase, b. Feb. 24, 1746-7. 
II. Lydia, b. Jan. 5, 1750-1, 

m. Sarah, b. Mch. 14, 1754; m. May 10, 1773, Samuel Landon of 

55. IV. Elizabeth, b. Mch. 26, 1756. 

V. Hulda, b. Jan. 26, 1759. 

VI. Sybble, b. Dec. 26, 1762; m. Nov. 30, 1784, Enoch Wood, of 
Balltown, N. Y. 

56. vn. Jonathan, b. Apr. 9, 1766. 

27. JoHN^ Spilvgue (John*, John^ John^, Francis^), b. 
July 22, 1723 ; m. Dec. 31, 1747, at Bramford, Conn., Sarah Page. 

He removed vt^ith his father from Lebanon, Conn., to Sharon, 
Conn., in 1739. He resided for a time in New Haven, Conn. 
Jan. 13, 1754, he bought land in Canaan, Conn., paying £8,000 
for it in **ye old tenor." 

He served 14 days in Capt. Stephens Co. of Canaan, Conn., 
in 1757, "Service at time of Alarm for relief of Fort William 
Henry and Parts adjacent." (French and Indian War BoUs, 
p. 228.) 

Distribution was made of his estate in Canaan, May 5, 



I. Sarahs, b. ; m. Ithamar Blakely. Child: John 

Sprague Blakely, h. in Canaan, Apr. 7, 1776. 
II. Hannah. 

m. Cynthia, b. Jan. 1, 1756. 
IV. Asenath, b. Nov. 21, 1758. 
v. Samuel, b. Oct. 7, 1760. 

VI. Cuuai ('?), a "fourth dau." 
vn. Mary, "youngest dau." 

28. Sarah Spilvgue (John, probably of the Francis line), 

b. ; d. at Carmel, N. Y. ; m. John Ryder, b. 1732, 

Flushing, N. Y., d. 1812, Delaware Co., N. Y. He was a farmer, 
residing at Southeast, N. Y. 


1. John Ryder, b. 1757; ni. Mary IMcFariand. 

2. Hepsibeth Eyder, b. 1761; d. June 16, 1831; m. Mch. 17, 1791, Gil- 

bert Field b. June 17. 1743, at Southeast; d. there June 17, 



1. Samuel Field, b. Feb. 8, 1793; m. (1) Charlotte Crane; m. (2) 

Julia Sims; m. (3) Amelia Sims. 

2. Polly Field, b. May 31, 1793; m. Moses Adams. 

3. Abigail Field, b. Dec. 30, 1794; m. Aaron P. Denton, 

4. Comfort Field, b. Jan. 16, 1799, at Southeast; d. Mch. 10, 1850, 

at Pawling, N. T.; m. Jan. 8, 1823, Polly Crane, b. Mch. 
10, 1801, d. Aug. 9, 18-19, dau. of Solomon and Athalinda 
(Coe) Crane. A farmer. 


1. Charlotte Field, b. Jan. 16, 1826, at Pawling; m. Oct. 13, 
1845, George Kirby Taber, b. Feb. 5, 1822, at Pawling; 
d. there, Feb. 25, 1907, son of Jonathan A. and Hannah 
(Earby) Taber. A farmer. 


1. Gilbert F. Taber, b. Sept. 16, 1846; m. Mary B. Allen. 

2. Hannah K. Taber, b. Jan. 2, 1850; d. Oct. 16, 1871, 

3. Martha A. Taber, b. Feb. 15, 1857; res. Pawling. 

4. Alicia H. Taber, b, Apr. 6, 1859. 

5. Charlotte F. Taber, b. July 5, 1861; d. Feb. 23, 1880. 

5. Joseph Field, b. Feb. 18, 1803; d. 1878. 

3. Bridget Eyder, b. ; m. Sylvanus Palmer. 

4. Eleazer Eyder, b. Nov. 5, 1764; m. Mary Coe. 

5. Absalom Eyder, b. Apr. 30, 1767; m. Tamson Townsend. 

6. Sarah Eyder, b. 1770; m. Joseph McFarland. 

7. Esther Eyder, b. 1774; m. John Underhill. 

29. Capt. William^ Sprague (Jethro*, William', Joim*, 
Francis^, of Phippsburg, Me., farmer; b. Nov. 19, 1740; d. ^Ich. 
25, 1829, in P. ; m. ]\Ich. 2, 1763, Mrs. Merriam (Day) Bliffins 
(sometimes Blethen and Bliphen), wid. of James Bliffins, ■wlio 
m. her July 30, 1757. She d. Oct. 5, 1836, in P. 

1776, July 1. Commissioned 1st Lieut, in Capt. James Cobb, 
Jr.'s (4tli) Co., 1st Lincoln Co. Regt., Mass. Militia. 
(Mass. Soldiers and Sailors of the Rev. "War, xiv, 764.) 
He was a Rev. pensioner. See Me. Hist. Soc., 2d Series, 
1899, X, 322, which says he was Lieutenant and after- 
wards Captain in Revolutionary War. 



57. I. Williams, b. May, 1767. 

58. n. Jethro, b. 1775. 

59. ra. Nelson, b. July 23, 1781. 

IV. Grace. 

V. Patience. 

VI. Sylvina. 

vn. Mary, 

vra. Lovina, b. ; m. Capt. Blaisdell. 

30. Samuel^ Sprague (Noah,'' SamueP, John^, Francis^) 
b. June 19, 1731 ; d. Feb. 5, 1825, in 94tli yr., North Fairhaven 
(cam. inse.) ; m. (1) in 1754, Keturah West of Dartmouth. She 
d. 1806 in 74th yr. He m. (2) Mary Tompkins, b. Oct. 29, 
1758, and d. July 4, 1835. He settled in Dartmouth and Fair- 
haven. In his will, dated June 10, 1719, and proved May 3, 
1825, he makes a bequest to the inhabitants of the town of 
Rochester, Mass., "from whom I have received distinguished 
honors," to be applied to the support of the poor annually or 
to other charitable uses. 

To the poor children of Fairhaven an amount to be expend- 
ed in books and schooling. 

To the Missionary Society for propogating the Gospel 
among the heathen, a certain amount. 

To numerous relatives and friends, various amounts. 

(Bristol Co., Mass., Probate, Ixii, 317.) 

I. Sarahe, b. Feb. 12, 1760; d. Feb. 13, 1760. ^ 

31. NoAH= Sprague (Noah*, SamueP, John% Francis^, b. 
Apr. 3, 1733 ; m. Nov. 28, 1756, in Rochester, Mrs. Mercy Dexter. 
His brother, Samuel Sprague, was appt. adm. of his estate, 
'July 9, 1773. (Plymouth Co. Probate, No. 19097.) She ra. 
(2) Malatiah White, Jan. 10, 1779. 


60. I. Peleg«, b. Dec. 19, 1756. 

61. ir. Alden, b. Mch. 29, 1765. 
in. Paul, b. Jan. 22, 1767. 

IV. Hannah, b, Mch. 20, 1769; d. 1830, in Eochester. 

V. Nathaniel, b. May 29, 1771; d. July 10, 1776. 


32. JoHN^ Sprague (Noah.*, SamueP, John^, Francis^), 
b. June 21, 1740; in. int. rec. Nov. 18, 1772, Katherine Foster 
of Charlestown, Mass., who d. May 5, 17S7, in her 49th year, 
dau. of Richard Foster, Esq. He m. (2) int. rec. Nov. 14, 1787, 
Mrs. Marj- Irens of Boston, who d. Sept. 22, 1803, aged 52. 

The following account of Hon. John Sprague is taken from 
the Biographical Notices of Distinguished Men in New Eng- 
land, by Alden Bradford: 

"He was born in Rochester, County of Plymouth, and was 
graduated from Harvard College, with the class of 1765, with. 
the character of a good scholar. He studied law, and soon 
settled in the county of "Worcester. In law, as in science, he 
was a great proficient, and his practice was extensive. He did 
not rank among the ardent and decided whigs of 1775 ; but 
when the Justices of the Court of Worcester County and the 
gentlemen of the bar were requested by the County Conven- 
tion, sitting there in September, 1774, to suspend all legal pro- 
ceedings, until there should be more content among the people 
as to the measures of the British towards the colonies, he and 
some others readily complied with the request. He afterwards 
supported the measures adopted by the patriots, for the preser- 
vation of the rights and liberties of the colonies, and had a seat 
in the General Court, as a member from Lancaster. Subse- 
quently Mr. Sprague was the Sheriff for Worcester County, 
and Chief Justice of the Court of Common Pleas. He pos- 
sessed the entire confidence of his fellow-citizens, as a man of 
probity and good judgment; and those who best knew him 
were willing to repose their highest worldly interests in his 
hands. He died [Sept. 28,] 1800, at the age of sixty years." 

I. Sarahe, b. Nov. 13, 1773; m. Mch. 29, 1795, Benjamin Whit- 
well, of Lancaster. 
n. Ann Austin, b. Feb. 25, 1776; d. Sept. 10, 1834, aged 5S. She 
married Oct. 10, 1802, Peter T. Vose, of Augusta, Me., who 
was b. Sept. 4, 1769, in Milton, Mass. 
m. Samuel John, b. June 26, 1780; he was an attorney-at-law; d. 
Sept.- 10, 1805, aged 25. His death was caused by a car- 
riage accident. 

33. Lieut. James® Sprague (Perez', Ephraim*, John^, 
John^, Francis^), of Union, Conn., b. Aug. 23, 1739, Lebanon, 
Conn.; d. ; m. Mary Thompson, dau. of David (from Ash- 
ford, 1768) and Prudence (Harrington). He was a soldier in 
the French and Indian War and served 43 mos. in the Rev. War. 


1775, Apr. Enlisted from Union; Sergeant; served 16 days 
during Lexington Alarms. 

1775, May 1. Ensign in 1st Co., 3d Regt., Conn., Col. Israel 
Putnam; from Union; disc. Dec. 10 following. 

1776, Jan. 1. 1st Lieut. 20tli Conn. Regt. (or 3d. Conn. Line), 
Col. John Durkee; from Union. 

1777, Jan. 1. 1st. Lieut., 3d. Conn. Line, Col. Samuel "Wey- 
ley's; from Union; retired Nov. 15, 1778. 

(Ref. Conn. Men in the Rev., 23, 53, 106, 169 ; Offi- 
cers of Cont. Army, 377; Hist. Union, 1893, Lawson^ 

I. Sally, b. Feb. 11, 1778. 
62. II. Adolphus, b. June 26, 1781. 

34. Thomas* Sprague (Perez^, Ephraim*, John', John-, 
Francis^), b. Aug. 15, 1741; ni. June 28, 1768, Hannah Cobb, 
dau. of John. He was of Palmer, jMass., in 1784. (Ref. Hist. 
Union, 1893, Lawson, 468.) 

I. 01ive,T b. Aug. 9, 1768; m. Giles Badger. 

n. Sally, b. ; m. Cyrus Eurley, b. Aug. 11, 1770. 

m. Lucy. 

IV. Tabitha, m. Willard Badger. 
V. Perez. 

35. Calvin Sprague (Perez', Ephraim*, John^, John-, 
Francis^), b. ^May 29, 1744; m. Sept. 11, 1766, Union, Conn., 
Elizabeth "Wright, of Springfield, JMass. ; resided at * ' Sprague 
Orchard," in Union, Conn., but removed to Dalton, Berkshire 
Co., Mass., before 1790. (See 1790 Census Report.) 

Private in Capt. Joel Stevens' Co. of Col. David Rossiter's 
Regt. on the alarm at Saratoga. Enlisted Oct. 12, 1781 ; disc. 
Oct. 25 following. (Hist. Piltsfield, :Mass., 1869, Smith, i, 483.) 

(Union V. Eec.) 
I. Perez, b. Apr. 13, 1768. 
U. Molly, b. Sept. 17, 1769. 


36. David' SpR/VGUE (Peleg^ Ephraim*, John^, John-. 
Francis^), b. May 15, 1742, Lebanon, Conn.; d, July 25, 17S9, 
Stephentown, Rensselaer Co., N. Y; m. Feb. 14, 1764, Lydia 
Lamb, b. Feb. 16, 1743; d. Aug. 10, 1812, Kingsbury, N. Y., 
where she was living with her son Arad Sprague. 

He removed from Lebanon or Andover, Conn., to Stephen- 
town, Albany Co., N.Y, [When Albany Co. was subdivided, 
Stephentown was in the sub-division known as Rensselaer Co.] 
He was a farmer; owned and managed a saw-mill; was at one 
time Sheriff of Albany Co., and was a soldier in the Revolu- 
tionary "War. He served as private in Col. Killian Van Rensse- 
laer's (4th) Regt., Capt. John W. Schermerhom's Co. of Albany 
Co. Militia. (N. Y. in the Revol., 1897, Jas. A. Roberts.) .Mr. 
Sprague was a man of affairs. His home was in the vicinity of 
many of the stirring events of Revolutionary days, among 
others, Burgoyne's attempt to cut off the New England Colo- 
nies from what is now known as the Middle States, by moving 
down the Hudson from the north and forming a junction with 
Sir Henry Clinton, stationed at New York; the battles of Ben- 
nington and Saratoga: the destruction of military stores at 
Tarrytown; the attempt of Arnold to betray the American 
cause and the continual attacks on the frontier settlements by 
the Indians instigated by British agents. He was 33 years of 
age when the war broke out. The militia in which he served 
operated principally in Tyron Co., which at that time com- 
prised a large part of eastern New York. This was the home 
of the six nations of Indians and constituted their hunting 

(Ref. Correspondence, June, 1912, with D, W, Sprague, of 
Minneapolis. ) 


I. Simeon^, b. Aug. 31, 1765; m. Mary Lamb; no issue. He was 
possessed of a good education; farmer. Elislias Sprajnie, 
son of his deceased brother Elisha, was adopted and reared 
by him. Soon after 1795 Simeon removed from Stephen- 
town to Fabius, N. Y., where he resided until about 1S2S, 
when he removed to Southwest, Penn., and d. there Sept., 
1836. His widow Mary and Elisha returned to Fabius. 
she living with his family until 1S45, when she died. 
63. II. Elisha, b. Apr. 4, 1767. 

( -re^OTi 


ni. Lydia, b. July 31, 1769; m. David Frost. She d. July 11, 1793. 

64. IV. Arad, b. Feb. 28, 1772. 

65. V. Ephraim, b. July 2, 1774. 

66. VI. Hiram, b. July 13, 1776. 

vu. Dillis, b. Dec. 14, 1778; d. Mcb. 14, 1802. 
vra. Anna, b. May 10, 1781; d. Dec. 14, 1803. 

37. Ephraim^ Sprague (Ephraim^, Ephraim*, Jolin^, 
John-, Francis^), b. in Lebanon, Conn.; m. there Mch. 13, 1755, 
Sarah French, who d. 1775. They "were both members of the 
Congregational Church of Columbia, Conn. 

He d. in Sandisfield, Mass., June, 1764. His will mentions 
wife Sarah and children named below. (Berkshire Co., Mass., 


67. I. Oliver, b. May 1, 1759, in Andover, Conn. 

n. Sarah, b. ; m, Nathaniel Frary, b. 1754, son of Oba- 

diah and Eunice ( ) Frary, and had 6 children 

born in Southampton, Mass. 

m. Damaris, b. ; a minor in 1778, when guardian was 

appt. (Hampshire Co. Probate, xiii, 164.) She m. 1787 
Asahels Pomeroy, b. 1761. She d. May 13, 1834, ae. 71, 
Easthampton, Mass. (N. E. H. and Gen. Eeg., Ivii. 273.) 

38. Benjamin^ Sprague (John^, Benjamin*, John"% John-, 
Francis^), of Andover, Conn.; farmer; b. Dec. 12, 1734, Leba- 
non, Conn. ; d. Jan. 31, 1837, ae, 82 yrs. (Andover Insc.) ; m. 
SybiP Buell, who d. May 26, 1828, ae. 66 yrs., dan. of Dea. Ben- 
jamin* Buell (Benjamin^, SamueP, 'Wiliiam'^) and Sybil (Buell) 
of Andover and Hebron. 

He served in Capt. Joseph Carter's Co. of Militia at New 
York in 1776; at another time served in Capt. Eleazer Hutch- 
inson's Co. of IMilitia under command of Col, Hasford. 


68. I. JohnT, b. July 23, 1786. 

69. n, Benjamin, b. Mch., 1791. 

in. Mary 7, b. ; m. Skinner. 

70. IV. William Bnel, b. Oct. 16, 1795. 

39. Samuel® Sprague (Eliakim^, Benjamin*, John^, 
John-, Francis^), bap. Feb, 29, 1736, Lebanon, Conn.; d. Mch. 
3, 1806, ae, 70, Andover, Conn.; m. (1) Jerusha ; m. 


(2) Dec. 21, 1772, Mrs. Ruth Clark of Lebanon. She d. Mch. 14, 
1828, ae. 83 yrs. He was a fanner. An Inventory of Samuel 
Sprague's estate was filed May 8, 1806, by Roger Lathrop, Adm. 
(Andover Probate Records, iii, 245.) Distribution was made 
Feb. 21, 1807, as follows: to widow, Ruth Sprague; to son 
Samuel Sprague and to daughters Elizabeth Rockwell, .cVuna 
Sprague, Jerusha Sprague, and to son Daniel Sprague. (Ibid. 
iv., 36.) 

(One born in Lebanon, the others in Coventry.) 
I. Buth, b. July 10, 1757. 

71. n. Samnel, b. Dec. 24, 1758. 

m. Elizabeth, b. Aug. 2, 1760; m. Rockwell. 

IV. Eliakim, b. June 5, 1762; d. June 28, 1762. 
V. Anna, b. 1763; d. Dec. 11, 1823, ae. 60. 

VI. Jerusha, b. ; d. July 19, 1836, ae. 70. •'' i. i- 

72. vn. Daniel. 

40. Elisha^ Sprague (Eliakim^, Benjamin^, John^, John-, 
Francis^), of Coventry, Conn,; b. there, July 15, 1751, and d. 
there, Jan. 7, 1824, ae. 73 yrs. He m. :Mch. 31, 1774, Sybil 
Jones, b. Dec. 10, 1747, d. July 16, 1827, ae. 79 yrs., dau. of 
Jonathan and Abigail (Strong) Jones. 

He served in War of Revolution in Capt. Eleazer Hutchin- 
son's Co., Col. Hasford's Regt. of Militia. (Rev. Rolls and 
Lists, pub. in Collections of Conn. Hist. Society, viii.) 


Elisha", b. Feb. 18, 1775. 

Bela, b. Feb. 23, 1778. 

Lydia, b. ; d. Apr. 11, 1841; m, Apr. 2, 1806, Israels 

Loomis, of Israels and Sarah (Adams). 
IV. Asenath, b. abt. 1788; d. of consumption Sept. 19, 1842, ae. 54 

yrs. She m. May 31, ISIO, Dea. Nathan^ Lyman (Abiathars, 

Jacobs, Jonathan*, Riehard3, Richards, Richardi), b. Oct. 

25, 1785. 

V. Hannah, b. ; d. Dec. 1, 1877; m. Dee, 23, 1806, Asa 

Parker, Jr. 

41. William* Sprague (William^ Benjamin*, John^, 
John-, Francis'-), bap. Sept. 21, 1746, Lebanon, Conn. He and 
his wife Esther were admitted to the Congregational Church in 







Columbia, Conn., 1768. He bought land in New :Marlborougli, 
Mass., June 4, 1782, where his widow Esther was residing in 

It is said that William Sprague was a Revolutionary sol- 
dier and was discharged from the army an invalid. 

Sept. 6, 1797, James Sprague of New Marlborough was 
appt. guardian of Jesse Sprague, son of William Sprague, dec, 
of said New Marlborough, a minor above the age of fourteen 
years. (Berkshire Co. Probate.) 

Except first three, baptized in Columbia, Conn. 

76. I. JamesT, b. 1766. 
n. Seth. 

77. m. Daniel, b. Nov. 4, 1769. 

IV. Eunice, bap. Mch., 1773; m. Jarius Crittenden. 
v. Esther, bap. 1775; m. Edwin Babcock. 

78. VI. John, b. Mch. 26, 1775; bap. June, 1777. 

VII. Lois, bap. Apr. 1779; m. Meats, of Medina, N. Y. 

79. vm. Jesse, b. Feb. 17, 1781. 

IX. William, bap. Oct. 1783, 

42. Dan* Spilvgue (William^ Benjamin*, John^ John-, 
Francis^), b. May 29, 1758, Lebanon, Conn.; d. Sept. 15, 1840, 
ae. 82 yi-s. ; m. (1) Sept. 12, 1781, Lucy Crocker: both were 
adm. to Congregational Church at Columbia, Conn., in 1794. 
She d. Nov. 11, 1802. He m. (2) Apr., 1809, Polly Dunham. 

Dan Sprague enlisted as private in 1776 in the Continental 
Army. He went with the Continental troops to New York, 
whence he was sent back to Conn, to obtain salt for the army, 
and the battle of Long Island was fought before his return. His 
subsequent enlistments were Aug., 1777, Apr., 1780, sip.nmer, 
1781, and Aug., 1781. Length of service 15 mos. and 12 days. 
He was in Gial Spencer's (Aug., 1777) expedition to Pt. I. ^Iv. 
Sprague vras granted a pension. (Rec. and Pension Office, 
Washington, D. C.) 

After his marriage he settled in New Marlborough. :Mass., 
but moved back to Lebanon in 17S9. Afterwards he settled at 
Pearl Creek, N, Y. Farmer. 

(Further mention is made of him in Hist. Wyoming Co., 
N. Y., Beers & Co., 174.) 



80. L William, b. Sept. 12, 1784. 

n. Cynthia, b. Mch. 12, 1787; m. Dec. 4, 1803, Samuel Parks. 
m. Polly, b. July 17, 1789; m. P. Gibbs; went to Mich. 

81. IV. James, b. Sept. 23, 1792. 

V. Simon, b. Apr. 27, 1795. 

82. VI. Chauncey, b. Dec. 13, 1797. 

vu. Eliza, b. July 15, 1801; m. E. Knapp. 

43. Dyke" Sprague (Phineas', Benjamin*, John^ John^, 
Francis^), also spelled Dyah, Diah and Dyer. He was b. in or 

near Lebanon, Conn., d. ; m. . He enlisted in Conn., 

in Capt. Clark's Co., May 13, 1775; disc. Dec. 18, 1775. (Conn. 
Men in tlie Revol.) 

1787, May 25. He bought of Wm. Bunson, la,nd in Washing- 
ton, Berkshire Co., ]\Iass., where he settled. 
1810, July 6. He sold two tracts of land in Washington. 


83. I. Ira7. 

84. n. Heman. 

in. George; -went to E. 1. 

IV. . Dyer, "Jr." m. Nov. 3, 1806, in Washington, Mass., Charlotte 

Noble, dau. of Zenas. He is probably the Dyer who settled 

about 1809-12 at Gaines and Eidgeway, Orleans Co., N. Y. 

(New York Gazetteer, 1S60, French, 514.) 

v. Persey, m. Feb. 11, 1813, in Washington, Christopher Congden. 

VI. . Sally, m. Mch. 9, 1808, in Washington, William Congden, Jr. 

44. Barnabas® SpRAGxra: (Silas% Benjamin*, John^ John^, 
Francis^), of Great Barrington, ]\Iass., bap. Nov. 10, 1754, Leb- 
anon, Conn.; buried July 17, 1828, Gr. B. ; m. . 

(May have been others.) 
I. WilliamT, d. bcf. 1882. 
II. Silas, d. bef. 1SS2. 
m. Thomas, d. bef. 1882. 

IV. Asa, dec, late of Eochester, N. Y., proprietor of old stage line 
bet. Albany and Buffalo. 

(Eef. Hist. Gr. B., 1S82, Taylor, 2:20.) 


45. Silas® Spilvgue (Silas^, Benjamin*, John^, John', 
Francis^), b. Feb. 18 and bap. Mch. 28, 1762, Lebanon, Conn,; 
d. May 8, ISiO; m. May 19, 1785, Middleboro, Mass., Mary (or 
Polly) Leonard, b. Oct. 16, 1763, d. Oct. 5, 1813. 

1779, June 28. Mustered into Regt. of Col. Benj. Simonds, ae. 17, 
height 5 ft. 9 in., complexion light (Hist. Great Barring- 
ton, Mass., 1882 ; Taylor, 225) . 


85. I. Silas7, b. Oet. 16, 1786. 

n. P0II7, b. Mch. 9, 1790; d. in Chenango; m. Oct. 5, 1813, Jared 
Page and had one dau. Maria Page, who m. Dr. Gordon, of 
Detroit, Mich. 

86. in. Charles, b. Dec. 13, 1791. 

rv. Thomas, b. Apr. 6, 1794; d. Apr., 1866, 

V. Orrln, b. Aug. 20, 1796; d. June 8, 1874; m. Eunice Crooks, 
who d. July 8, 1853, ae. 50 yrs. 4 mos. and 11 d., Pontiac, 
VI. Barnabas, b. Mch. 20, 1799; d. Sept. 30, 1865, a "Shaker." 
vn. John, b. July 4, 1801; d. Sept. 29, 1866. 

vm. Leonard, b. Aug. 29, 1804; d. July 24, 1880, Pontiac, Mich.; 
m. Polly Holly, b. Feb. 10, 1805, d. Nov. 3, 1884 in Pon- 
tiac. No issue. 

46. RoGER^ Sprague (Silas^ Benjamin"*, John^, John^, 
Francis^), of Avon, Mich., or Oakland Co., Mich.: bap. 1767-9, 
Lebanon, Conn. ; d. 1848 ; m. Althea° Baughton, dau. Hezekiah^ 
Jr. (Hezekiah'*, Eleazer^, John-, John^) and Huldah (AYilson). 
She was b. TV. Stockbridge, Mass. (Berkshire Co.). 

(Ref. Sprague ISlem. ; Binney Gen. and Bauton-Baughton 
Fam., 1890, James Boughton, 264.) 

1. "Walter^, m. Melaine Baughton IngersoU. 

87. n. Frederick. 

m. Koger, m. . 

IV, Geo. "Washington. 

V. As ah el. 

VL Althea, m. Leroy; res., Detroit. 

vn. . » 

vm. Thomas. 

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Leonard, John, Barnabas, 

Thomas, Charles, 



47. Ignatius^ Sprague (Elkanah', Benjamin*, John', 
John^, Francis^), b. Nov. 17, 1758, in "Windham, Conn.; accom- 
panied his father's family to Hartford, Vt. He served as pri- 
vate in the Vermont State Militia, Revolutionary War, in Capt. 
Joshua Hazen's Co. and others. 

1793, July 3, executed his last deed in Hartford, Yt. ; was 
living in Mayfield, Fulton Co., N. Y., in the early 1800 's. 

(Not in order of birth.) 
I. Ignatius'"^, m. Catherine Sprague. 
n. Silas, b. Jan. 30, 1786. . i^ / i ^o / 
in. Vine, 
rp. Horatio. 

V. Nelson, m. , a Southern woman. 

VI. , m. Stone. (?) 

vn. Lydia, b. Nov. 10, 1792; m. Jan. 15, 1808, Amos« Benedict of 

Syracuse, N. Y. (Benedict Gen., 1870, 155.) 
vm. Rhoda, m. George Denton. 
IX. Alexander, b. 1800-2. 

X. , m. Paschal, son of Jonas and Mehitable (Sprague) 


_xi. , m. Levi Taylor. 

(Bef. U. W. Sprague; Dr. L. Yerna (Sprague) Simons.) 

48. Elkanah* Sprague (Elkanah', Benjamin*, John^, 
John^, Francis^) b. Dec. 19, 1760, Windham, Conn, d. Mch. 
17, 1846, Edinburgh, Saratoga Co., N. Y. ; m. prob. in Vt., 
Charlotte Johnson, who d. after 1833. He settled first in Hart- 
ford, Vt., where he resided until about 1800 and then moved to 
Mayfield, N. Y., and from there to Edinburgh about 1836. 

He served in the Revolutionary War from Vt. as follows: 

1777, Mch. 1. Enlisted, served 4 days as private in Capt. 
Joshua Hazen's Co., Col. Joseph Marsh's Regt. 

1777, July 1. Enlisted, served 3 weeks as private in Col. Rich- 
ard Olcot's Regt. 

1777, July. Enlisted, served 21^ mos. in Capt. Seth Hodges' 
Co., Col. Marsh's Regt. 

1778, Apr. 1 to Nov. 27, 1778, in Capt. Solomon W. Cushman's 
Co., Col. Timothy Bedel's Regt. 

1779, June 1. Enlisted and served 3 mos. in Capt. Swain's Co. 



— — — — >^ 

, N 

1780. Served 3 mos. in Capt. Benj. Cox's Co. .;t 

1781, June 1. Enlisted and served 6 mos. -with. Lieut. Elkanah . 
Sprague, Sr. He was wounded in the knee at the battle . ; :;^ 
of Diamond Island. .; .^. n,,/^^ .. Vv 'S* 

1832, Sept. 20. While living at Maytield, Montgomerj^ Co., ,,; ^,' 
N. Y., he made application for a pension, which was ; 
granted him. (Pension Bureau.) '\ 


V, \ 
(Probably all born in Hartford, Vt.) ^i. ^ 

I. WilliamT, m. (1) Nancy ; m (2) May 17, 1813, Gal- :^ ;- 

■way, N. Y., Mrs. Mary Olmstead, a widow with four cbil- *; " 
dren. He served in War of 1812; d. abt. 1863, buried at •'- - 
Cranbury Creek, N. Y. He had four children by wife /'^ ~^^ 
Nancy and six by wife Mary. -f JflM 

u. Elijah, b. Dec. 12, 1787. . ^ ^^^'y-"^-^ , 

in. Sally, m. Anthony De Golyer. , * >*^ , ' /-;-•'''" 

I rv. Mehitable, m. Joel Collins. 

V. Olive, m. Russell Cadman. 

49. Vine* Sprague (Elkanah', Benjamin*, John^, John-, 
Francis^, b. prob. in "Windham, Conn. He went to Hartford, 
Vt., and later to IMayfield or Gloversville, N. Y., and d.-abt. 1S05.- 


1. Horace''', who was principal of the Kingsboro Academy; he 
wrote a book entitled "A Model Village," being a history 
of Gloversville. o. /: /- SS .' -' .'^- > ^'' 

88. n. Flavel B., b. June 1, 1801. 

s^^' ''■:•■' -;' -yy^' '■ ■ - - • ■ — 

50. Roger' Sprague (Elkanah^ Benjamin*, John^ John=, 
Francis'), b. 1777 or 1778 in Hartford, Vt. ; d. 1832, near Cana- 
joharie, Montgomery Co., N. Y. ; m. Eunice Case, who d. in 1S42, 
in Ashtabula Co., 0. He resided in Fulton and jMontgomerv 
counties, N. Y., from about 1800 to the time of his death. 

Early in the nineteenth century he was lii-ing in Mayfield 
and Gloversville, two villages not far apart in what is now 
Fulton Co. About 1810 or 1811 he moved into the next county 
south, jMontgomery Co., and lived the balance of his life in or 
about Palatine Bridge, a village across the Mohawk Ixiver from 
Canajoharie. ...^.^. 

He was about five feet and ten inches in height, broad-shoui- 


dered and heavily built and was accounted one of the strongest 
men and best wrestlers in his neighborhood. (Ref. Ulrich W. 

I. Matilda^, b. Jan. 24, 1S03; m. Henry Kring. 

n. Alvin, b. 1805; m. . 

m. Delilah, b. 1806; d. unm. 

89, IV. Nelson, b. Mch. 3, 1809. 

V. Amelia M., b. June 12, 1810; m. Lewis Gillet. 

VI. Amanda, b. ; d. aged 5 yrs. 

vn. Olive, b. ; d. in infancy. 

51. Samuel® Sprague (Elijah", Samuel*, John^, John-, 
Francis^), b. July 6, 174S, Lebanon, Conn.; d. about 1799: m. 
June 10, 1774, Lebanon, N. H., Deborah Harris, dau. of Nathan- 
iel and Grace ( ) Harris. 

1774, June 13. "Samuel Sprague and Deborah Sprague of 
Lebanon in the Province of New Hampshire, conveyed 
land in Lebanon, Conn., it being the same piece of land 
that was set out to the sd. Deborah of her father, Nathan- 
iel Harris, deed., in sd. distribution." (Lebanon Deeds, 
xii, 360.) 

1799, Feb. 20. Bond dated at Lebanon, N. H., mentions widow 
Deborah, son Elijah, eldest daughter Amelia Hall and 
(Woodsville, N. H., probate records.) 


90. I. ElijahT, b. Mch. 7, 1775. 

IT. Amelia, b. Dec. 12, 1776; m. Orlas Hall, son of Nathaniel'. 

They had 5 children, 
in. Zeniiah, b. Apr. 12, 1778; d. May 3, 1782. 
IV. Deborah, b. Apr. 12, 1779. 
v. Polly, b. June 3, 17S2; d. Aug. 20, 1782. 
vjT Samuel, b. May .3, 1784; d. June 11, 1786. 

52. Ebenezer® Sprague (Ebenezer^, John*, John^, John=. 
Francis^, of Sharon, Conn, and Orleans, N. Y.. b. Jan. 18, 
1753 ; d. Oct. 2, 1838, ae. 86 yrs., at the home of his son-in-law, 
Benjamin "Wheat ; buried at Orleans, town of Phelps, N. Y. : 


m. Jan. 17, 1775, Sharon, Conn., Mary Chamberlain, b. Oct. 28, 
1757, Waterbury, Conn. ; d. Dec. 8, 1834, at Orleans, in the 77th 
year of her age. 

There is a tradition that the Indians twice burned the 
home of Mr. Sprague in Conn. The last time the Spragnes 
were able to save only themselves and the two children, whom 
they carried in their arms to Albany, N. Y. Mr. Sprague en- 
listed in the Revolutionary army at Albany and served until 
its close. 

He was a private in Capt. Thomas Hicks' (4th) Co. of Col. 
Jacobus Van Schoonhoven's (12th) Regt., Albany Co. State 
Troops, which were called out at different times "to repel the 
common enemy." (New York in the Revol., 1SS7, Berthold 
Fernou). In the same Regt. with him were his brothers, Capt. 
Elijah and John Sprague. 

He settled with four other families where Rochester is 
located and, being a miiller, ran the first mill built in Rochester. 
Later he moved to Chapinville, N. Y., where he engaged in the 
milling business. 

I. Elizabeth, b. Nov. 1, 1775; d. July 29, 1824. 

91. 11. Eachel, b. Meh. 25, 1777. 

in. Isaac C, b. Apr. 4, 1779; d. 1812, ae. 33 yrs.; m. . 

92. IV. Luany, b. Feb. 25, 1784. 

V. Betsey, b. June 19, 1787; d. Mch.' 31, 1808; m. Hayward: 

Ees. in Albion, N. Y.; left one daughter. 

VI. Henry C, b. Aug. 25, 1798; d. Feb. 10, 1800, prob. in Ro«h- 

ester, N. Y. 

53. John® Sprague (Ebenezer', John*, John^, John-, Fran- 
cis^), of Milton, N. Y., farmer; b. Apr. 25, 1755; d. after ISIO. 
prob. at sea; m. at Broadalbin, Fulton Co., N. Y., Polly Ken- 
nedy, dau. of Lewis and Mary (Ricks). She was born abt. 
Aug., 1749, Limerick, Ireland, and d. Feb. 7, 1828 or 1831, aged 
84 yrs. ; buried at Pompey, N. Y. 

He was captured about 1780 by the British and Indians 
and imprisoned at ilontreal, Canada, until Oct., 17S1, when he 
with others was removed to Prison Island, 45 miles above 
Montreal. From this place he, witb about 20 others, escaped 
on the night of Sept. 10, 1782, and with William Clark of Yir- 


ginia, Simeon Belknap and Zadock Steele, both of Randolph, 
Vt., reached Ft. Pittsford, Vt., in Oct., 1782, after 22 days of 
suffering in the wilderness. This episode is fully narrated in 
Steele's Indian Narratives, pub. Claremont, N. H., 1854. 

About 1810 he sailed for Jamaica, W. I., as supercargo 
and his family heard no more of him. They dwelt at ]Milton 
tiU 1796-8 and then settled on Lot No. 17 in Pompey, where 
Polly died. 

I. WmiamT, b. Oct. 7, 1774; d. Nov. 17, 1817, at Otiseo, N. Y.; 
m. Sarah Clapp and had Amandas, who m. George Morley. 
n. Anna, b. June 19, 1776; m, Samuel Woodworth. 

93. in. John, b. Mch. 12, 1779. 

IV. Clarissa, b. July 31, 1782; d. at Pompev, ae. 30 yrs. 
V. Polly, b. May 26, 1785; m. May 29, 1806, at Sharon, Sylvester 
Maxam of Sharon. She d. 1865-6 in Ind. and was buried 

94. VI. Anson, b. Feb. 23, 1787. 

vn. Huldah, b. Feb. 14, 1789; m. Feb. 22, 1821, Samuel Wood- 
worth (supra). 

vra. Laura, b. Nov. 24, 1791; m. John Eogers. She d. 1833, Pal- 
myra, N. Y., and buried in Mt. Hope Cemetery, Eoehester, 
N. Y. 

(Bef. Hist. Pompey, 1875, 212, 213, and Finney Sprague notes.) 

54. Thomas^ Sprague (Jonathan^, John*, John', John=, 
Francis^), b. Feb. 24, 1746-7, in Sharon, Conn.; d. Feb. 1, 1813, 
•in Hannibal, N. Y. ; m. June 24, 17—, in Sharon to Prudence 
Eggleston, b. 1753, d. Feb. 1, 1813, in Hannibal. 

After serving in the Revolutionary War, he moved to Mass., 
and later to Ballstown, N. Y. In 1802 he removed to what is 
now Hannibal, N. Y., and became the owner of 640 acres of 
bounty land in the military tract. Here he had no near neigh- 
bors until 1805, when a number of pioneers from the Eastern 
states settled at Hannibal Centre. He and his wife died on the 
same day and were buried in one grave. , 

(First six born in Sharon.) 
I. Stephen^, b. Dec. 26, 1762. 

IT. Eachel. b. Oct. 7, 1769; m. Frederick Boyden of Mill Eiver, 
Berkshire Co., Mass. She d. July 17, 1S34, ae. 64 yrs. 
(Hist. Deerfield, 1896, p. 87.) 




Thomas, b. Mch. 10, 1774. 


Eeuben, b. Feb. 6, 1777. 


Prudence, b. Jan. 7, 1779. 



Parmenas, b. Oct. 16, 1781, 








A son. 

55. Elizabeth^ Sprague (Jonathan^ John*, John^ John^ 
Francis^), b. Mch. 26, 1756; m. Sept. 18, 1780, in Sharon, Conn., 
Isaac Chamberlain. 


1. MaryT Chamberlain, m. Harmon Sprague. She d. at an advanced 

age in Hudson, O. 

2. Jacobs Chamberlain, d. in Hudson, O. His son, Jacobs Chamber- 

lain is a prominent missionary to India. Williams Chamber- 
lain, another son, is a prominent agriculturist of northern 
Ohio, and one of the editors of the Ohio Farmer, published ia 

3. Luther Chamberlain, d. in Talmage, Ohio. 

56. Jonathan* Spr-VGUE (Jonathan', John"*, John^ John^, 
Francis'), b. Apr. 9, 1766, in Sharon, Conn.; m. June 25, 1795, 
Sarah Tousley, b. June 17, 1774, d. Aug. 10, 1842. (Bible 

He was possessed of a good education for that period, and 
was fitted for the profession of a civil engineer. He settled 
first in Canfield, 0., about 1803, and a few years later on a 
tract of land at Tallmadge, 0. He became a member of the 
Tallmadge Congregational Church soon after its organization. 
He was a prolific writer for the religious papers and was quite 
a theologian in his way. He was a most decided Calvinist — 
really a follower of Jonathan Edwards. He d. Feb. 6, 1837. 

(The first five recorded in Sharon.) 
I. Polly7, b. Oct. 1, 1795; d. Nov. 22, 1853; m. Nathan Batter- 
U. Lydia, b. July 19, 1797; d. Jan. 6, 1799. 
m. Timothy, b. May 12, 1799; d. Mch. 20, 1S06. 
IV. Marilla, b. Mch, 18, 1801; d. Apr. 1, 1859; m. Porter Chap- 


V, Herman Mephibosheth, b. June 8, 1802. He was a physician; 
d. Sept. 18, 1828; m. Aug. 7, 1828, in Sharon, Conn,, Mary, 
dau. of Isaac and Elizabeth Chamberlain. No issue. 
99. VI. Maria, b. Sept. 10, 1804. 

100. VII. David, b. Aug. 9, 1807. 

101. vra. Jesse, b. Oct. 13, 1809. 

102. IX. Ira, b. Apr. 14, ISll. 

X. Sarah, b. June 7, 1814; ra. James Burch. 
XI. Jacob, b. Sept. 20, 1819; d. Aug. 23, 18 — (d. young). 

57. William® Sprague (William', Jethro*, William^, 
John-, Francis^), of Phippsburg, Me., b. May, 1767, d. Oct. 5, 
1848, in P. ; m. Rachel :McIntire, b. 1772, d. Aug. 25, 1841, dau. 
of Henry. 

He was a farmer and millwright; served in "War of 1S12. 


I. MarjT, m. "William Oliver. 

n. Marion, m. Elisha Hopkins. 

m. Rachel, m. Capt. Loring Gushing. 

rv. Caroline, m. Capt. Samuel Rogers. 

V. Charlotte, m. Josiah Mitchell. 

VI. Sarah, m. Joseph Perry. 

vn. Thankful, m. William Perry. ' 

103. vm. Nathaniel, b. Nov. 1797. 

IX. William, m. Mrs. Norris. 

X. Alfred, m. Hannah, widow of Gilmore Percy; a son, Capt. 
Oilman P. Sprague, lives in Boston. 

104. XI. Alden W, 

XII. Thomas, m. Nancy Sylvester. 

58. Jethro® Sprague ( William', Jethro*, William^, John^, 
Francis^), of Phippsburg, j\Ie., b. there, 1775; m. there, Jane 
Morse, b. 1780, d. 1829. Her father, Daniel Morse, was a Revo- 
lutionary soldier, who crossed the Delaware river amidst the 
ice floes with Gen. Washington, and lost an arm in line of duty. 

Jethro Sprague was a man of much native ability, both 
mentally and physically. His life was passed as a farmer. He 
bought and improved the farm adjoining the one o%vned by his 
uncle, Nathaiiiel Sylvester. His death occurred in 1S48. 

1. JethroT, b. abt. 1802; d. Dec. 15, 1862, in Pittston, Me.; m. 
Jane Malcolm. 


n. Grace, b. abt. 1804; m. David Wyman. 

lU. Fidelia, b. abt. 1806; m. James Todd. 

IV. Bradford, b. abt. 1808; m. Jane Tracy. 

V. Elmira, b. abt. ISIO; m. Elisha Johnson. 
VI. Eliza Ann, b. abt. 1812; m. John Gahan. 

vu. Lucretia, b. abt. 1815; d. unm. 

105. VIII. William, b. Oct. 11, 1819. 

IX. Jane, b. abt. 1821; m. John E. Wallace. 

59. Nelson® Spr.\gue (William', Jethro*, William^, John-, 
Francis^), of Phippsburg, Me., b. July 23, 1781; d. July 23, 
1860; m. Marj^ dau. of Michael Duly. (Michael d. Nov. 10, 

Mr. Sprague was a farmer and fisherman; served in "War 
of 1812 and witnessed the engagement between the American 
Brig "Enterprise" and the British Brig ''Boxer," Sept. 5, 
1813, off the mouth of the Kennebec river. 


106. I. NelsonT, b. Nov., 1807. 

n. Emily Shaw^, b. Nov., 1809; m. William R. Lowell. Their 

children were: Emily J.s, Averill S., Mary C, Henry B. (a 

shipmaster residing in Beverly, Mass.). Sevastian and Lydia 

Ann Lowell. 

ni. William L., m. (1) Lucretia Morse, dau. of Dea. Elijah, 

son of Daniel Morse; m. (2\ Philena (Burgess) Chase. 

He was Master of Ship "Mongolia"; d. 1854, in New 

York; buried in Phippsburg. He left two sons, Langdons, 

d. in Havre, France; William'', d. in Bath, Me.; buried 

in Phippsburg. 

IV. Averill, m. , of England. 

V. James, d. in Phippsburg, Oct. 8, 1900, ae. 81 yrs. ; m. Caro- 
line Sprague, who d. July, 1901. 

VI. Watson, m. Martha Percy and lived and died in Phippsburg. 
vn. Mary Jane, m. Samuel Gatehel. 

60. Hon. Peleg" Sprague (Noah', Noah*, SamueP, John=, 
Francis^), b. Dec. 10, 1756; m. Rosalinda Taylor of Charles- 
town, who d. at Walpole, N. H., Nov. 1852, aged 88 yrs. He 
graduated at Dartmouth, 1783 ; settled as a lawyer in Keene, 
N. H., 1787; member of Congress, 1797; d. Apr. 20, 1800, at 
Keene. His will, dated at Keene, Nov. 18, 1799, names following / 


as legatees: mother, Mercy White; wife, Rosalinda Sprague; 
son, Nathaniel Sprague; dau. Elizabeth Sprague. 

I. Nathaniel CJ (D. D.), b. Aug. 20, 1790; d. Oct. 29, 1853, in 

Claremont; a prominent clergyman. 
n. Elizabeth, b. Nov. 12, 1794; d. unm. June 2, 1880, at Swanzev, 
N. H. She was a brilliant conversationalist and a fine 
musician and had the first piano in Keene. 

61. Alden« Sprague (Noah^ Noah*, SamueP, John-, 
Francis^), of Barnet (Haverhill), N. H., b. Mch. 29, 1765, 

Rochester, Mass. ; d. at Haverhill, aged 40; m (1) , 

a cousin of Bathsheba (Sanford), wife of Rev. Ethan Smith; 
m. (2) Nov. 6, 1797, at Haverhill, Eunice^ Stoddard, b. 1778, 
Woodbury, Conn.; dau. of Nathan' Stoddard (Gideon*, An- 
thony^ Solomon-, Anthony^ and Eunice (Sanford). She (Mrs. 
Sprague) m. (2) 1810, Col. Henry Elkins, of Peacham, Vt., and 
had three children, viz : Sprague, Henrj- and Harriet Elkins. 

Lawyer ; selectman in 1796 ; representative in 1809. (Biog. 
sketch in Hist. Haverhill, 256.) 

Bond, dated at Barnet (Haverhill), N. H., Oct. 29, 1811, 
mentions widow Eunice and the five children of his 2d marriage, 
all under fourteen. 


(Two by first wife, five by second wife.) 

I. Betsey', b. ; m. James I. Swan, of Bath, N. H. 

n. Harriet, b. ; m. Hamlin Rand, b. 1786; d. 1836; of 

Lisbon, N. H., son of Robert. 

m. Noah Paul, b. ; m. Nov. 27, 1821, Abiah Carlton, of 

Bath, N. H., and rem. to Buffalo, N. Y. Merchant; dead: 
had ch., only one of whom, Hon. Ebenezer Carlton^ 
Sprague, b. Nov. 26, 1822, Bath, N. H., lawyer of Buffalo, 
survived infancy. \ 

IV. Sarah H. 

y V. Alden S., b. ; became a prominent physician in 

Weston, N. Y. 

VI. Catherine, "| one of these m. Fenton, of Beloit, Wis. ; 


vn. Martha, j the other m. Martin, of Peacham, Vt 

62. Adolphus' Sprague (James^, Perez', Ephraim*, John^ 
John=, Francis"), b. June 26, 1781 (Union, Conn. V. ree.) ; d. 


at Webster, N. Y., aged about 80 yrs. ; m. Triphena 
Resided at one time in the jMohawk River country. 

107. I. James", b. 1811; m. Mary Ann Davis, 
n. Jonathan, m. Eoxanna Davis. 
UL Chauneey, m. Lucy Lawrence. 
TV. Warren, m. (1) Russell; m. (2) 

V. Sally Ann, m. (1) Joseph Wilson; m. (2) Thomas Budd. 
(Ref. also, the Norwalk (Conn.) Hour, Nov. 3, 1911.) 

63. Elisha^ Sprague (David^ Peleg-', Eph^ai^l^ John% 
John^, Francis^), b. Apr. 4, 1767, at Stephentown, N. Y.: d. 
there July 14, 1795, and m. there June 17, 1792, Hannah Swain, 
b. Aug., 1769, d. Aug. 21, 1856. She m. (2) Thomas Love. 

I. Lydias, b, Mch. 16, 1793; d. Nov. 14, 1793. 

108. n. Elisha, b. Aug. 23, 1794. 

64. Arad^ Sprague (brother to No. 63), b. Feb. 28, 1772, 

at Stephentown, N. Y.; d. ; m. Mch. 17, 1807, PoUy 

Caltins, b. 1786, d. Mch. 15, 1850, at Glens Falls, N. Y. 

He was a lumberman, farmer and postmaster; resided in 
Dresden, then removed to Kingsbury and later to Ft. Edward, 
where he kept the "Black House Tavern." This was on the 
old military and stage road from Albany to Whitehall. The 
tavern was also used as a post-office and polling place for the 

I. Luanas, b. May 2, 1809; m. John Newton. 
n. Oren, b. June 14, 1810; d. Mch. 25, 1812. 

109. ni. Lydia Ann, b. May 17, 1812. 

110. IV. Merrett, b. Oct. 22, 1813. 

111. V. Warren, b. Apr. 30, 1815. 

65. Ephr^vim^ Spraglte (brother to No. 63), b. July 2, 
1774, Stephentown, N. Y.; m. 1800 (?), Phebe Negus, b. Apr. 
19, 1780 ; d. June 8, 1813, Canfield, Ohio, where they had set- 
tled 1808-11. 


I. Lydias, b. Dec. 30, 1801, Fabius, N. Y.; m. Mch. 14, 1S20, 
Elias W. Benson and settled in Sparta, Ohio; had 11 chil- 
n. Polly, b. Oct. 8, 1803, at Fabius; m. Dec. 25, 1823, Hiram 
Beach; had two children. 

112. m. David Frost, b. Dec. 15, 1805. 

IV. Stephen, b. July 24, 1808, Hamilton, N. Y. He removed to 

m. and then to St. George, Kan. He had a son Durante. 

V, Josiah E., b. June 13, 1811, Canfield, O,; settled in HI.; d. 

1892; had five sons. 

66. HiRAM^ Sprague (brother to No. 63), b. July 13, 1776, 
Stephentovm, N. Y. ; removed about 1800 to Kingsbury, Wash- 
ington Co., N. Y., m. Prudence Calkins. 

I. Dillis^, m. and had a son Clayton "W.* Sprag^ie. 

113. n. Dudley, b. Sept. 3, 1805. 
m. Edward. 

' IV.. Walstene. 

V. Siras. 

VI. Abner. 

vn. "William. 

67. Oliver^ Sprague (Ephraim^, Ephraim-'', Ephraim*, 
John^, John-, Francis^), b. May 1, 1759, Andover, Conn.; m. 
Eunice Lyman, dau. of Gideon, Jr., and Eunice (Clark), b. 

Jan. 18, 1762, in Hadley, d. . (Ref. Easthampton, Mass., 

Town Records.) 

(First six born in Westhampton, the others in Easthampton.) 

I. Olivers, b. July 22, 1782; m. Apr. 7, 1806, Martha Rogers, 
of "West Springfield, Mass, A dau., Mary S., b. Apr. 11, 
1808, m. July 24, 1833, Brattleboro, Vt., David Hastings, 
of Oconomowoc, Wis. 

114. n. Ephraim, b. Meh. 22, 1784. 

m. Eunice, b. Nov. 24, 1786; m. Aug, 25, 1814, Rufus Olds. 
(Hist. Goshen, 1881, Barnes, 219.) 

rr. Gideon L., b. Sept. 2, 1788; m Nov. 8, 1812, Deer- 
field, Mass., Clarissa Slate, of Bernardstown, Mass. (Hist. 
D., 1896, Sheldon, ii, 315.) 
V. Joseph, b. and d. 1790. 


VI. Joseph, b. Meh. 12, 1792. 
VII. Sarah, b. Oct. 22, 1794; m. May 27, 1813, O. D. Hannnm, of 

Southampton. (Hist. Goshen, 219.) 
vm. Naomi, b. Oct. 28, 1796; m. Sept. 22, 1814, Chester Olds. 

68. Dea. John^ Sprague (Benjamin^, John', Benjamin*, 
Jolm^ John^, Francis^), b. July 23, 1786; d. Jan. 10, 1856, 
Andover, Conn. ; m. June 16, 1817, Sarah Buckley Shepard, b. 
Nov. 21, 1792, d. Nov. 1879, in Hartford, Conn., dau. of Cor- 
nelius and Sarah (Skinner) Shepard. 


I. Timothy Dwights, b. Jan. 26, 1819; an editor of a magazine; 
d. unm. Oct. 8, 1849. 
115. IT. John Flavel, b. May 28, 1823. 

69. Benjamin^ Sprague (brother to No. 68), of Andover, 
Conn., b. Meh., 1791; d. Aug. 23, 1865, ae. 74 yrs.; m. (1) Julia 

B. , who d. Nov. 9, 1841, ae. 38; m. (2) Lois G. , 

who d. Aug. 6, 1845, ae. 48; he m. (3) Sarah Buckland. He 
represented the town of Andover in the State Legislature in 

His son, William B. Sprague, of Andover, was b. May 6, 
1849; m. Nov. 19, 1872, Elizabeth S. Lathrop. He was State 
Senator in 1889. (Biog. of Conn. Men, Spaulding, 365.) He 
is now (1912) Judge of the Probate Court. 

No children. 

70. Rev. Willmm B.' Sprague (brother to No. 68), of 
Albany and Flushing, N. Y., b. Oct. 16, 1795, Andover, Conn. ; 
d. May 7, 1876, at Flushing; m. (1) Sept. 5, 1820, Charlotte 
Eaton, who d. June 25, 1821, dau. of Gen, William; m. (2) Aug. 
2, 1824, IMaiy^ Lathrop, b. Aug. 18, 1804, W. Springfield, Mass. : 
d. Sept. 16, 1837, dau of Samuel" Lathrop (Rev. Joseph\ Solo- 
mon*, Joseph^ SamueP, Rev. John^) and Mary IMcCracken; m. 
(3) May 3, 1840, Henrietta Burnett^ sister of his second wife 
Mary. She d. Dec. 23, 1893. 

(Ref. N. E. G. and Hist. Reg., xxxi, 126, Obituary, gene- 
alogy, etc. ; N. Y. Gen. & Biog. Rec, viii, i, obituary and extended 


notice of his works and genealogy; Nat. Cy. Am. Biog., v, 239, 
obituary, portrait, etc. Grad. Yale in 1815 ; clergjTnan, author, 
etc. Library of Universal Knowledge ; Dwight Gen. ; Lathrop 

(One child hy wife Charlotte, four by wife Mary, five by wife 

I. Charlotte Eatons, b. ; d. 1872, at Flushing. 

116. U. "William Buell, b. Apr. 23, 1826. 

ni. Mary Lathrop, b. Sept. 23, 1827; m. Theodore Townsend; 

res. (1910), Albany, N. Y. 
IV. Samuel Lathrop, b. Dec. 22, 1831; d. Feb. 22 or 25, 1833. 

117. V. John Angel James, b. May 6, 1834. 

VI. Harriet, b. Oct., 1841; d. Dec. 14, 1841. 

vn. I'rances Elizabeth, b. Feb. 3. 1843. 

vin. Henrietta Dwight, b. Oct. 7, 1844. 

118. L£. Edward Everett, b. Jan. 3, 1848. 

X. Cornelia Martin, b. Jan. 3, 1848 ; d. Jan. 25, 1849. 

71. Samuel^ Sprague (SamueP, Eliakim', Benjamin*, 
John^ John^, Francis^), of Coventry, Conn., farmer; b. Dec. 
24, 1758; d. Feb. 6, 1816, ae. 57, in Coventry; m. Elizabeth, dau. 
of Capt. Cook of Cape Cod. She d. May 28, 1836, ae. 78 yrs. 


I. Sallys, b. abt. 1783; m. Sept. 24, 1807, Harry Dow. 

n. Ethalinda, m. Abel Joslyn; went to N. Y. 

m. Eoxena, m. Norton; went to N. Y. 

IV. Phebe, d. unm. 

119. V, Elias, b. abt. 1794. 
vi. Cynthia, d. unm. 

vn. Achsah, b, Nov., 1800; d. unm. Feb., 1850. 
vin. Eliza, b. Jan. 5, 1804, E. Hampton, Conn.; m. Nov, 23, 1825, 
Nathaniel Porter Metcalf, son of Michael. One of their 
daughters, Miss Mary» Metcalf, of South Coventry, Conn., 
furnished data for this family. 

72. Daniel' Sprague (brother to No. 71), of Andover, 
Conn., b. abt. 1771 ; d. May, 1814, ae. 43 yrs. ; m. Betsey Porter. 

I. A sons, accidentally killed when a boy. 

120. n. Daniel Porter. 


in. Betsey, b. July 16, 179S; m. Mch. 10, 1818, Deerfield, Mass., 
Calvins Sliattuck, b. July 30, 1790, HaTvley, Mass., son of 
Olivers and Lucy (Parker). Settled in Springfield, Mass., 
and had 9 children. 
IV. A dau. 

V. A dau. 

74. Elisiia' Sprague (Elisha®, Eliakim^, Benjamin*, 
John^, John-, Francis^), of Coventry, Conn., carpenter and 
wheelwright. He was b. Feb. 18, 1775, in Coventry and d. there, 
Apr. 14, 1841; m. Nov. 12, 1803, Mrs. Lydia (Young) Wood- 
ward, who d. Nov. 24, 1858, dau. of William and Lydia ( ) 


121. I. Normans, b. Jan. 11, 1805. 

n. William Young, b. June 9, 1808; m. Hannah . 

ra. Fanny Young, b. Mch. 20, 1810; d. Mch. 19, 1831; m. Oct. 28, 
1829, at Andover, William D. Townsend. 

75. Bela^ Sprague (brother to No. 74), b. Feb. 23, 1778, 
in Coventry; d. May 21, 1858, aged 80; m. there, :\ray 7, 1806^ 
Esther Parker, b. Apr. 24, 1785, d. Oct. 26, 1861, aged 76 yrs. 
(Coventry V, ree.) 

I. Ralphs, b. Nov. 9, 1807; d. Apr. 4, 1838; m. Sept. 15, 1833, 

Evelina L. Brown. 
n. Willard, b. June 7, 1809; m. Sept. 14, 1842, Laura Colman. 
m, Sally, b. May 5, 1811; d. July 2, 1876. 
rv. Selden, b. Sept. 2, 1813. He was a physician. 
V. Betsey, b. July 8, 1815. 

VI. Electa, b. May 27, 1817; d. Dec. 21, 1902, aged 85 \ts. 
VII. Almira, b. Sept. 6, 1819; d. Feb. 16, 1842. 

VIII. Louisa, b. Apr. 24, 1822; d. Apr. 26, 1842, aged 20 yrs. 

The sons all married but the daughters remained single. 

76. James^ Sprague (William^, William'^, Benjamin^, 
John®, John-, Francis^, b. 1766, near New London, Conn. He 
removed with his father's family from Lebanon, Conn., to New 
Marlborough, iMass. When he was 17 years old his father died, 
leaving him the care of the younger members of the famil}". He 
married, 1798, Abiah Carpenter and when war was declared in 


1812, he with his family were on their way to the western part 
of New York. He settled on a farm about two miles from 
Pavilion. He built the first saw-mill in that vicinity and in 
1826 built a grist-mill. He d. Oct., 1849. 


122. I. Jamess, b. Jan. 19, 1799. 

n. Dan (twin), m. Mary Woodworth. He was a merchant, 
m. Polly (twin), m. John Nobles. She d. at Pavilion, 1878. 

123. IV. William, b. Jan. 25, 1803. 

V. Paul C, b. 1804. He o'RTied and for many years conducted 

a mill near Pavilion. He married Lydia Sanderson in 1830 
and in 1854 removed to a farm at Laingsburg, Mich. In 
1863 he was elected a member of the State Legislature of 
Michigan, serving a single term. He died Aug. 17, 1896, 
aged 92 years. 
VI. Erastus, m. Sarah Sanderson. 

77. Daniel^ Sprague (brother to No. 76), of Poultney, 
Vt, b. Nov. 4, 1769, Lebanon, Conn. ; d. June 2, 1853, at Poult- 
ney; m. Hannah Maxon, dau. of Thomas, of Salisbury, Vt. She 
d. Dec. 20, 1858. 

He came to Poultney about 1798 ; had learned the trade of 
blacksmith from Thomas I\Iaxon, whose daughter he married; 
was one of the substantial men of his time ; postmaster, etc. 

I. Isaac Newtons, m. 1822, Addle M. Hart; grad. Middlebury 
College; Presbyterian minister; pastor of a church in 
Brooklyn many years; res. in Geneseo, N. Y., in 1875. 
n. Norman, left home young and was never heard from. 
m. Chauneey, drowned in his 5th year. 
IV. Mary Ann, m. 1823, Judge Benjamin F. H. Wetherel. She 

d. 1832, of cholera. 
V. Harriet, m. Henry Stanley. She d. Mcli. 10, 1844, ae. 45 jts. 

VI. Julia Ann, b. Jan., 1S0&; m. Aug., 1827, Oliver M. Hyde, and 

in 1875 was living in Detroit, Mich. 
12i. VII. George Washington. 


(Eef. Hist. Poultney, Vt., Joslin.) 

78. John' Sprague (brother to No. 76), of Covington, 
N. Y., Conneautville and Adamsville, Pa.; b. Mch. 26, 1775; d. 


Nov. 1862, near Adamsville, Pa.; m. Khoda Crittenden, b. at 
Poultney, Vt., dau. of Timothy. 

He with his brother William and brother-in-law, Jarius 
Crittenden, were the first settlers in Covington, N. Y., in 1807. 
Tanner; served in War of 1812. 

(Ref. Lucy C. Driscoll. She furnished record of descend- 
ants of John^.) 


125. 1. William Crittendens, b. Oct. 27, 1804. 

126. n. John, b. Feb. 10, 1807. 

127. III. Timothy, b. 1811. 

ry. JuUa, b. 1814, d. unm. 1849. 
V. Franklin, b. 1816; d. unm. 1840. 

79. Jesse' Sprague (brother to No. 76), b. Feb. 17, 17S1 : 
bap. June, 1781, Columbia, Conn. ; d. Feb. 24, 1S6-4, Aliddlebur:-, 
N. Y. ; m. Jan. 17, 1801, Rena Goddard, b. Oct. 20, 1786, d. Feb. 
20, 1865, at Middlebury. He came from Poultney, Rutland Cc 
Vt., to New York ; was a farmer. 

I. Marias, b. Nov. 14, 1804; m. Owen Hubbard, 
n. Laura, b. Nov. 6, 1806; m. Marshall C. Smead, Jr. 
III. Betsey, b. Jan. 25, 1809; d. Apr. 15, 1809. 

128. IV. James G., b. Sept. 3, 1810. 

V. Guy C, b, Jan. 5, 1813; m. Maria Brooks. Children: Ellen A„ 
William, Louise. 

129. VI. Edwin Babcock, b. Jan. 30, 1815, 

VII. Don C, b. Dec. 25, 1817; d. Aug. 30, 1823. 

vin. Frances, b. Oct. 8, 1819; m. Hamden A. Olmsted. 

IX. Charles S., b. May 20, 1822 ; d. Sept. 9, 1823. 

130. X. George Finley, b. Apr. 26, 1825. 

80. William^ Sprague (Dan«, William% Benjamin*. 
John', John=, Francis'), b. Sept. 12, 1784, Lebanon, Conn.; d. 
Uay 1, 1862, Alexander, N. Y. ; m. Apr. 1, 1810, :^^ddleburg. 
N. v., :Melissa« Hyde, b. Feb. 1, 1794, Lebanon, Conn., d. July 
30, 1869, at Alexander, dau. of Moses' Hyde (Elijah*, Samuer. 
SamueP, W^illiam') and Sarah Anderson (Dana). 


131. 1. Harrys, b. Feb. 6, 1811. 

n. Cynthia, b. Feb. 10, 1813; m. Henry Watkins. 


m. Eunice, b. May 24, 1815. 

132. IV. Lester, b. Sept. 27, 1819. 

133. V. Drayton, b. Dec. 30, 1821. * 
VI. George, b. June 25, 1837. 

81. James^ Sprague (brother to No. 80), b. Sept. 23, 1792, 
Lebanon, Conn.; d. Apr. 24, 1866, Pearl Creek, Wyoming Co., 
N. Y. ; m. June 26, 1816, Livonia, N. Y., Mary Wilkin, b. July 
15, 1801, d. Aug. 4, 1858, at Pearl Creek, dau. of John and Mary 
( ) Wilkin. 

He was Supervisor several years ; one of the first Associate 
Judges in Wyoming Co. and two terms in Assembly; mill 

I. Lucy Crockers, b. June 22, 1820; d. 1903; m. WUliam Cuyley 

134. n. Harriet Elizabeth, b. Oct. 30, 1822. 

135. m. John Wilkin, b. Aug. 20, 1826. 

IV. Mary Jane, b. Dec. 27, 1828; m. George W. Lemley. 

82. Dea. Chauncey^ Sprague (brother to No. 80), b. Dec. 
13, 1797, Columbia, Conn. : d. at Covington, N. Y. He m. Nov. 
29, 1832, Mary' Walker, b. Aug. 15, 1806, prob. Rutland, Vt., d. 
Mar. 21, 1856, Covington, N. Y., dau. of Jedediah* Walker 
(Enos^ Nathaniel*, Philip^ Philip=, wid. Walker^) and Olive 

He came to Covington in 1825; farmer; Baptist; held sev- 
eral town offices. 

I. Helen M.s, b, Oct. 24, 1833; m. John W. Sprague. 
n. Henry W., b. Apr. 12, 1830; m. Isabel Sprague. 
" ni. Dan, d. young. 

(Ref. Walker Mem. and Gen., 1861, J. B. R. Walker.) 

83. Ira^ Sprague (Dyre% Phineas% Benjamin*, Jolin% 
John=, Francis'), of Pittsfield and Washington, :Mass. ; came 
from Wethersfield, Conn., via IMt. Washington to Pittsfield, 
where he m. Thankful" Bascom, b. abt. 1779, in Lebanon, Conn., 
dau. of William' Bascom, b. Oct. 3, 1742 (Daniel*, John', 




Thomas^ Thomas') and Mary (Williams). (Bascom Gen. 1870, 
Harris, 32.) , 

1815, Sept. 2. He and wife Thankful sold land in Washing- 
ton to the State of Connecticut, for $1,400.00. 
(Ref. William Grant Sprague.) 


136. I. Iras, "Jr." 

n. Dyer, b. May, 1810; m. Mary Castle (?), b. June, 1808. Chil- 
dren: Mary Jane and Thankful. 

137. ni. George Washington. 

138. IV. William, b. Feb. 7, 1817. 

139. V. Daniel. 

VI. Harriet, m. Timothy Johnson and had a son James. 
■VH. Abigail, d. umn. 

84. Heman^ Spbague (brother to No. 83). He came with 
two brothers, Ira and George, from Wethersfield, Conn., to 
Pittsfield, Mass., where they parted ; Ira remained in Pittsfield, 
George went to R. I., and he to Austerlitz, Columbiana Co., 
N. Y. 

(Ref. Hist. Pittsfield; Benedict Gen., 1870, Benedict, 188; 
Springfield, (Mass.) Republican, June 9, 1912.) 


I. Heman8, Jr., m. Mariett and was the father of MU- 

ton E.9, b. Jan, 20, 1842, at Austerlitz; m. Oct. 25, 1865, 
Chatham, N. Y., Helen Vanderburgh; res. (1912) West 
Stockbridge, Mass. He has been a teacher for the past 
fifty years. 


1. 10, m. Charles Baldwin, of W. Stockbridge. 

n. Charles, a train dispatcher at Springfield, Mass. 

ni. Ida, m. Strong; res. Southampton, Mass. 

IV. Eliza, unm. (1912), a teacher in Springfield public 
n. Mary Anns, b. June 23, 1812; m. Oct. 6, 1831, Barzillai B. 
Benedict and settled in West Stockbridge, Mass. 

85. SiLAS^ Sprague (SiIas^ Silas', Benjamin*, John', 
John^ Francis^), of Troy, Mich., after 1822; b. Oct. 16, 1786; 
d. July 2, 1868, Troy, Mich.; m. (1) Sarah Crofoot, b. Nov. 12, 
1787 (?), Richmond, Ontario Co., N. Y.; d. Aug. 14, 1823. He 


m. (2) Apr. 8, 1824, in Riclunond, N. Y., Amanda Bostwiek, b. 
Feb. 9, 1796, in Milton, N. Y. ; d. Apr. 12, 1857, Troy, Mich., dau. 
of Zachariah Noble and Lucy (Roberts) Bostwiek. He m. (3) 
Mrs. Eunice Fuller, who survived him. 

(Eight by wife Sarah, and five by wife Amanda.) 
I. Henrys, b. Sept. 22, 1808, Eiehmond, N. Y.; d. May 7, 1891, 
Sauk Centre, Minn.; m. Mch. 1, 1833, Louisa C. Walker, b. 
Nov. 7, 1812, Chatham, Me.; d. Nov. 25, 1903, at Sauk 
Centre, dau. of Eichard and Bhoda (Danforth) "Walker. 


I. Adison, b. Apr. 19, 1836; d. ; m. Mattie Mews. 

Child: Esther L. b. Oct. 21, 1879. She has resided 
for the past fifteen years with her uncle Cassius 
of Sauk Centre and is now (1912) a student in 
Columbia University, New York City. 
n. Esther, b. Nov. 27, 1837; m. Allen T. Legg; res. Chi- 

III. Cassius M., b. Dec. 11, 1846, Crete, 111. At age of 

fifteen, enlisted in First Minn. Cavalry and served 
untU regiment was mustered out. Later served 
in Second Minn. Vol. Inf. and was discharged in 
1865. Organized the First National Bank of 
Sauk Centre in 1864 and became its cashier and 
later its president. He m. Apr. 26, 1870, Amelia 
E. Wright, b. Dec. 29, 1S50, Conneautville, Pa. 
Child: Fayette W., b. May 20, 1873. 

IV. Millard, b. Aug. 31, 1851. 

n. Malinda, b. June 19, 1810; m. Dec. 9, 1832, John Newton. 
ra. Sarah Ann, b. Jan. 1, 18 — ; d. Sept. 23, 1820. 
IV. Polly Maria, b. June 17, 1814; d. Dec. 1, 1839; m. Harry 

V. Lorana, b. Apr. 22, 1816, East Bloomfield, N. Y.; d. Feb. 14, 

1892, Pontiac, Mich.; m. Mch. 2, 1837, Benjamin Page. 
VL Orrin, b. June 23, 1818; d. Dec. 3, 1896, in Troy, Mich. 
VII. Harriet Newell, b. Jan. 3, 1821; d. June 27, 1892, La Crosse, 

Wis.; m. Sept. 29, 1841, Joel P. Toms. 
vni. Daniel, b. Feb. 18, 1823; d. Oct. 4, 1861, in Troy; m. Feb. 

15, 1849, Fanny . 

140. rx. Sarah, b. Oct. 25, 1824. 

141. X. Delia, b. Mch. 26, 1827. 

142. XI. EmUy, b. July 21, 1829. 

143. xii. Jane A., b. Oct. 14, 1831. 

144. xjii. Lucy Maria, b. June 3, 1834. 


86. Charles^ Sprague (brother to No, 85), b. Dec. 13, 

1791, d. ; m. Lurana Bennet and had a son, Barney* 

Sprague, b. Apr. 19, 1819, Chenango, N. Y., d. ; m. 

there, Apr. 29, 1856, wid. Mary J.' (Tower) Dyer, b. Sept. 3, 

1817, Waterville, N. Y., d. , dau. of Daniel" Tower 

(Jonathan-^, Joseph*, Ambrose^, Benjamin-, John^) and Thirga 
(Whitmarsh) Barney; res. at Chenango Bridge, ^Boone Co., 
N. Y., and Waterville, N. Y. (Tower Gen., 1891, &1.) ''^' 

I. Frank H.s, b. Mch. 16, 1857, Chenango. 
n. Carrie L., b. Oct. 13, 1860, Waterville; d. Sept. 19, 1875. 

87. Frederick^ Sprague (Roger^, Silas^, Benjamin*, 
John', John-, Francis^), b. prob. at E. Bloomfield, N. Y. ; m. 
his cousin, Huldah Ann Brooks, dau. of Birdseye and Huldah® 
(Boughton). The latter was the dau. of Hezekiah^ Boughton 
and Huldah (Wilson). See Roger Spragl^e^ (Ref. Bouton- 
Boughton Fam., 1890, James Boughton, 264 and 299.) 


I. Charlotte A., m. Horseman. 

n. Portia. 

88. Flavel B.^ Spr^vgite ( Vine^, ' Elkanah% Benjamin*, 
John^ John=, Francis^), of GloversviUe, N. Y., b. June 1, 1801, 
Mayfield, N. Y. ; m. Parnel Scribner. He held a position in the 
Dead Letter Office at Washington, under Grant and Johnson. 
Some of his descendants reside in New York City. (Ref. Hist. 
GloversviUe, N. Y., 1859, Horace Sprague, 173, 128, biog. sketch 
and fam.) 





Harriet W. 


Christopher C. 


John M. 


Lyman L. 


Mary E. 


Julia A. 

89. Nelson^ Sprague (Roger^, Elkanah^ Benjamin*, 
John\ John-, Francis"), b. Mch. 3, 1809, in GloversviUe, Fulton 


Co., N. Y. ; d. Feb. 6, 1901, Plymouth, Wis. ; m. abt. 1831, at 
Little Falls, N. Y., Maranda Smith, b. Jan. 13, 1810, in Her- 
kimer Co., N. Y., d. Oct. 3, 1887, Sheboygan Falls, Wis., dau. 
of John Smith. 

After his marriage he was Captain of two canal Hoats on 
the Erie Canal. In 1834 he migrated to Ashland Co., Ohio, and 
for a number of years had the government contract to carry the 
mails between Youngstown and Conneaut. In July, 1848, he 
removed with his family to Sheboygan Co., Wis., where he 
bought a farm and lived the balance of his life. In the latter 
1860 's he engaged in the manufacture of fanning mills. 


I. Lavina M.s, b. Dec. 28, 1834; m. Leander Coleman. 
n. Lucretia A., b. Aug. 14, 1837; m. Alfred E.8 Chandler (Ben- 
jamin7, "Williams, Benjamin^, William*, Williams, Thomass, 
Williami). Ees. (1883) Plymouth, Wis. 
145. in. Wellington George, b. Dec. 18, 1839, 

IV. Edgar A., b. Feb. 22, 1842; d. in the Civil War. 
v. Wayland F., b. Nov. 1, 1845; d, young. 
n. Roseltha J., b, July 17, 1847; m. Judson H. Woodworth. 
vn. Charles S,, b. Aug. 15, 1852; m. Mena Hoff. 
vm. Sumner W., b. Feb. 28, 1857; m, Cora Nichols; res. (1912) 
Denver, Colo., 4500 W. 36th Ave. 

I. Grace, d. Nov., 1903. 
n. Harry, 
m. Muriel. 

90. Elijah^ Sprague (Samuel^, Elijah', Samuel*, John^, 
John=, Francis^), b. Mch. 7, 1775, Lebanon, N. H. ; m. there 
Sept. 24, 1797, Polly Simmons. She d. a widow before Mch. 7, 

I. Edwins, b. Aug. 26, 1798. 
n. Horace, b. Feb. 7, 1800. 
m. Philo, b. Nov. 21, 1801; m. Nov. 8, 1826, in Lebanon, Lydia 

rv. Sally, b. May 8, 1807; m. Mch. 5, 1835, Ziba^ Huntington, 
v. Anson Clark, b. Apr. 27, 1810. 
VI. Edwin, b. Mch. 31, 1812. 
TIT. Delia, b. Nov. 19, 1813. 


91. Rachael^ Sprague (Ebenezer", Ebenezer*, John*, 
John^ John-, Francis^), b. Mch. 25, 1777; d. June 22, 1865; 

m. (1) Marshall, who it is said went to "Black Rock 

War"; d. abt. 1795. She m. (2) Henry (?) Rathbone, d. . 

Shem.'(3) Thomas (?) Caress. 


1. Marys Marshall, b. abt. 1795-6; d. ; m. (1) aa his second 

•wife. Dr. Elizur Goodwin Butler, of Stafford, son of Dea. Isaac; 
m. (2) Samuel Russell Richards of Vermont. 


1. Ann» Butler, m. Van Rensselaer Tefft. 

2. Ammi Butler, d. aged 19. 

3. John Baker Butler, b. Aug. 4, 1816; d. June 25, 1892; m. Oct. 

31, 1837, Harriet Newell Stebbins, b. Apr. 13, 1818; d. Mch. 
3, 1899, dau. of Henry, of Springfield, Mass. Member of Co. 
G, 41st Regt. ni. Vol. Inf. Served through the Civil War; 
was twice promoted on the field of battle for bravery — ^battle 
of Ft. Donaldson, 2d Lieut.; Pittsburg Landing, 1st Lieut. 
Educated at Allegheny College, Meadville, Pa. Lawyer and 


I. Mary Louiseio Butler, b. Jan. 19, 1839; m. Jan. 29, 1861, 
Robert M. MacLure, who d. July 28, 1884. The latter 
was educated at Allegheny College. Lawyer, Dist. Atty. 
three years, Butler Co., Pa. Son: Laurens" MacLure; 
educated at Hobart College, Geneva, N. Y., and General 
Theological Seminary of P. E. Ch. in New York City; 
Rector of Grace Church, Newton, Mass. (1912). 

n. Henry Stebbins Butler, b. Aug. 24, 1841; d. Nov. 3, 1869. 

in. Julia Stebbins Butler, b. Apr. 12, 1843; m. John Morgan 
Grur, who d. Mch. 16, 1912. Lawyer. Dist. Atty three 
years, Butler Co., Pa.; State Senator, 8 years; Judge. 

rv. Sarah Prince Butler, b. June 19, 1845; m. July 31, 1862, 
Samuel Rank Dieffenbacher. Served 9 mos. in Civil "War. 

92. Luana' Spragite (sister to No. 91), of Orleans, Onta- 
rio Co., N. Y., b. Feb. 25, 1784; d. Sept. 24, 1859, ae. 75 yrs., 7 
mos., at Geneva, N. Y. ; m. Jan. 30, 1S05, Benjamin Wheat, Jr., 
b. Mch. 25, 1781, d. June 12, 1840, at Orleans. 




1. Submits Wheat, b. Dec. 27, 1805; m. Oct. 4, 1833, William BilHnga. 

No descendants. 

2. Julia Ann Wheat, b. Oct. 20, 1807; m. Jan. 8, 1834, Horace Rice. 

3. Sidney Wheat, b. Dec. 27, 1809; m. Nov. 21, 1832, Rebecca Waggener. 

4. Isaac G. Wheat, b. July 5, 1812; d. young. 

5. Louisa Wheat, b. Dec. 18, 1814; m. Aug. 30, 1837, John H. Ferguson. 


1. Martin L. Ferguson; res. near Clifton Springs, N. Y. 

2. Harrison B. Ferguson ; m, Ella C. Wader ; res. Canandaigua, N. Y. 

3. Julia A. Ferguson; m. (1) Oscar Moore, dec; m. (2) Rev. Sam- 

uel M. Newland; res. near Clifton Springs, N. Y. 

4. Edwin C. Ferguson, d. young. 

6. Benjamin F. Wheat, b. Aug. 18, 1817 ; d. Oct. 27, 1894, Quineey, Mich.; 

m. Mch. 26, 1841, Mary Hermane. 

7. Thankful J. Wheat, b. Jan. 2, 1820; m. Mch. 4, 1841, George Ashley; 

m. (2) John Chapin. 

8. Charlotte K. Wheat, b. Jan. 5, 1822; m. May 11, 1843, Joseph Wag- 

goner; no descendants. 

9. Corydons Wheat, b. June 4, 1824, at Orleans; d. Dec. 24, 1890, Geneva, 

N. Y.; m, Sept. 1„ 1852, Emiline A. Lacy, b. Sept. 26, 1832, dau. 
of Lawrence W.s and Eliza (Cook), of Galway, N. Y. L. W.s 
Lacy was son of Edward Lacy, b. Dec. 12, 1768; d. Aug. 2, 1857. 
Edward m. Oct. 6, 1891, at Milton, HuldahT Heath, b. Aug. 15, 
1774, d. Feb. 1, 1864, dau. of John Heath, b. Apr. 10, 1742, who m. 
Apr. 29, 1772, Lydia8 Sprague, b. Jan, 5, 1750, dau. of Jonathans, 
brother of Ebenezer.s 


1. Walton Corydon9 Wheat, b. Sept. 16, 1859; d. Oct. 6, 1859. 

2. Henry Axtell Wheat, b. May 28, 1859, Geneva, N. Y. m, Dec. 

24, 1884, Nellie Maxwell, b. Sept. 5, 1862, dau. of T. C. He 
grad. Hobart College, Geneva, N. Y,; Vice-Pres. Geneva 
Savings Bank and prominent citizen. Res. Cazenovia, N. Y. 


1. Mildredio Wheat, b. Oct. 18, 1886. 

2. Maxwell Corydon Wheat, b. Nov. 9, 1888. 

3. Corydon Wheat, b. Feb. 11, 1898. 

4. Henry Axtell Wheat, b. July 21, 1901. 

5. Beverley Lacy Wheat, b. Mch. 16, 1907. 

3. Grace Waltono Wheat, b. Mch. 26, 1862; d. Jan. 26, 1872. 

4. Corydon Wheat, b. Feb. 16, 1867 ; d. June 1, 1867. 


93. Col. John^ Spr^vgue (John^ Ebenezer*, John*, John', 
John^, Francis^), b. Mar. 12, 1779 ; d. May 30, 1861, FayetteviUe, 
N. Y., and buried there; m. (1) Aug., 1803, Aurilla^ Sweet, b. 
abt. 1783, at Milton; d. Apr. 19, 1835, dau. of Timothy^ of 
of Pompey, and formerly of Greenwich, R. I., and Eunice 
(Woodworth) ; m. (2) Lydia Babcock, b. 1780, of Marcellus, 
N. y., dau. of John and Lydia (Woodward). Farmer; dwelt 
in Pompey, Otisco, and FayetteviUe, all in N. Y. Commanded 
Co. of State :Militia at Oswego in 1812 ; director Bank of Fayette- 
viUe; in person dignified, of expressive countenance and kind 
disposition. (Ref. Whitney Fam., 1878, i, 301, 792. 

I. Lyman8, m. Margaret Hiser and d. at FayetteviUe. 
n. Anna, b. Mch. 9, 1803; m. Chester Morley, Mch. 26, 1826. 
ra. Emily, b. Dec. 7, 1805; m. John Morley, Oct. 9, 1829. 
IV. Belinda, b. abt. 1807; m. Henry Weed; res. (1871) Forest- 
port, N. Y. 
V. Mary, b. Feb. 22, 1809; m. Hiram Wood, Jan. 11, 1829. 
■ VI. Aurilla, b. Dec. 7, 1810; m. Alonzo Wood, Apr. 18, 1833. 
vn. Clarissa, b. Nov. 17, 1812; m. Henry Van Shaach McMea- 

chan; res. (1871) Trenton, N. J. 
vm. Charlotte, m. Williami D. Stewart; lives in Northfield, Minn.. 
Aug., 1875, and has Byron Alonzo Stewart. 

94. Anson^ Sprague (brother to No. 93), b. Feb. 23, 1787, 
Milton, N. Y. ; d. Mch. 26, 1842, Watervale, N. Y. ; m. Aug. 23, 

1812, Pompey, N. Y., Orriel Wright, b. , d. Mch. 10, 1871, 

dau. of Aurelius and Betsey (Russell). 

Farmer; private in Artillery Co., War of 1812; res. in 
Watervale, N. Y. 

1. Mary Anns, b. June 17, 1813; m. Jeremiah Seekrig. 
n. Fidelia, b. Feb. 23, 1816; m. Henry Douse or Dows. 
ni. Wakenian Gold, b. June 20, 1822; m. Amelia H. Curtis. He 

at one time kept Empire Hotel. Syracuse, N. Y. 
IV. John Stearns, h. Apr. 29. 1827; m. Harriet O. Keeling. 
V. Charles Henry, b. July 3, 1829; m. at Utiea, Helen Scraiiton. 
He died before 1S7S, leaving a son Arthur A., who in 1S75 
was living in Utica. 
(Rcf. Whitney Fam. of Conn., 1878, i, 303, 793, ii, 1639; Dows Fam., 
1890, Alonzo M. Dows, 52.) 


95. Thomas^ Spilvgue (Thomas^ Jonathan', John*, John^ 
John^ Francis^, b. Mch. 10, 1774, Sharon, Conn.; d. June 16, 
1808, Hannibal, N. Y. He was a farmer; came to Hannibal 
with his father in 1802. 


I. Laura AnnS, b. in Ballston, N. Y. 

146. II. Samuel A., b. May 12, 1802. 

m. Carr, b. 1805; the first white child b. in Hannibal, N. Y. 

96. Paemenas' Sprague (brother to No. 95), b. Oct. 16, 
1781; d. June 10, 1871, at Ira, Cayuga Co., N. Y. ; m. (1) Feb. 
14, 1804, Rebecca Nobles, b. Feb. 19, 1787, d. Dec. 2, 1807; m. 
(2) Apr. 30, 1809, Mary A. Potter, b. July 4, 1787, d. Oct. 9, 
1828; m. (3) Dec. 17, 1829, at Ira, Christina Jordan, b. Nov. 
12, 1796, at ^"hitehall, N. Y., d. Nov. 13, 1873, at Ira, dau. of 
Peter JordanT 

He served in the War of 1812; lived as a farmer at Ira, 
N. Y. 


(Three by wife Rebecca, seven by wife Mary, one by wife Christina.) 

I. Prudences, b. Feb. 13, 1805; m. William Cogswell. 

n, Sally, b. Mar. 2, 1806; m. Emanuel DeGroff. 

m. Rebecca, b. Oct. 14, 1807; m. Andros Preston. 

iv. Emma Orinda, b. Feb. 9, 1810; m. John Strange. 

V. Samantha D., b. Sept. 23, 1811; m. Richard Carmen. 

VI. Susan M., b. May 5, 1814; m. George Carmen. 

VII. Ursula A., b. Mch. 30, 1816; m. Henry Taylor. 

vm. Dolston D., b. Dec. 7, 1818; m. Lucy Thorp. 

IX. Mary, b. Sept. 8, 1820; m. Elias St. John. 

X. Corydon, b. July 5, 1823; m. Lucy ; . 

147. XI. Cevastian Burton, b. Nov. 5, 1830. 

97. Jonathan' Sprague (brother to No. 95). b. prob. in 
Mass. or Ballston, N. Y. ; d. at Battle Creek, Mich.; m. Mar- 
garet^ Carr, b. :\ranlius, N. Y., dau. of Levi' (Caleb% Capt. 

' Caleb', Samuel', John^ (}ov. Caleb=, Benjamin^) and Ruth 
(Goodrich) Carr. 

He removed from Saratoga Co., N. Y., to Hanibal, N. Y., 
in 1802, his wife making the trip on horseback, carrying her 
three months old baby. In May, 1839, he bought Government 



land near Battle Creek, ]\Iich., the deed bearing the signature 
of Pres. Martin Van Buren. 




Philetuss, b. June 14, 1802. 



Argalus, b. abt. 1803. 



Levi Carr, b. May 23, 1807. 









Caleb Mason, b, Sept. 10, 1819. 




98. Philetus^ Sprague (brother to No. 95), b. prob. in 
Mass. He was a physician. Dr. Philetus and Laura Sprague 
(probably his wife) were among the fifteen members who organ- 
ized the First Presbyterian Church of Middlebury, N. Y., Jane 
14, 1817. Dr. Sprague was elected Clerk, and July 19, 1819, 
he was elected Trustee with five others. (Gazetteer and Busi- 
ness Directory of Wyoming Co., N. Y., for 1870 and 1871.) He 
removed to Mich. 

1. Lorenzos, lived and died at Charlotte, Mich.; m. Adaline 

n, Alfonso, 
m. Alonzo. 
IV. Ferdinand. 

99. Maria^ Sprague (Jonathan*, Jonathan", John*, John^, 
John^ Francis^), b. Sept. 10, 1804, Canfield, 0.; d. Apr. 5, 1873, 
Tallmadge, 0. ; m. July 8, 1836, William Upton, b. June 24, 1804, 
in Ventry, Co. Kerry, Ireland, d. Dee. 8, 1889, at Tallmadge, 
son of Capt. John Upton (a sailor, and owner of a vessel 
engaged in trade between the U. S. and Ireland; also a lieu- 
tenant in the Royal Navy) and Mary Mason (Fuller), his wife. 

Their children died in infancy, except : 

3. Jonathan Spragues Upton, b. Dec. 26, 1838, at Tallmadge, He m. 
Oct. 12, 1864, Amorette Hutching Treat, b. Dec. 4, 1840, dau. 
of Eichard B. and Amorette (Hutchins) Treat. He was Ist 
Sergeant in O. N. G., which was called into service in 1864 for 
the defense of "Washington, and served 100 days. He graduated 


at the PresbTterian Theological Seminary at Auburn, N. Y., 
and was for manj years active in the ministry of that church, 
but is now living retired at Oberlin, O. His son, William 
Treats Upton, b. Dec. 17, 1870, was a student of music in Vienna 
and is now a Prof, in Oberlin Conservatory of Music. He m. 
Lelia H. Elmore, b. Aug. 20, 1872. 

100. David^ Sprague (brother to No. 99), b. Aug. 9, 1807; 
m. Naomi Neil and lived for many years as a farmer near Tall- 
madge, 0.; then moved with his family to Minn. 


I. Mary Elizabeths, d. in Billeplaine, Minn.; m. 

n. "William, m. Ehoda Sprague, dau. of Jesse, 
m. Julia, d. in Minn. 

101. Jesse^ Sprague (brother to No. 99), b. Oct. 13, 1809; 
d. Aug. 2, 1877 ; m. Sept. 20, 1836, Sally Yale, b. Dec. 23, 1812, 
prob. So. Canaan, Ct., dau. of Heman^ Yale (Elisha', Elisha^, 
Elisha', Theophilus*, Capt. Thomas^ Capt. Thomas-, 'V^id. Ann^ 
(Morton) Yale). (Yale Fam., 1850, Elisha Yale, 142.) 

I. Rhodas, b. Apr. 2, 1841; m. (1) William Sprague; m. (2) 

David Foote. 
n. Heman, b. June 5, 1844; m. Sept. 20, 1876, Lila Carey; res. 
East Akron, Ohio^ 

I. Edna G.9, b. May 22, 1878; m. May 9, 1898, Aquilla 


1. Ruth, b. Apr. 15, 1899. 

2. Helen D., b. Sept. 19, 1901. 

3. Harold, b. Jan. 12, 1904. 

n. Charles J.o, b. Mch. 23, 1884; m. Mch. 15, 1907, Chris- 
tina Herbrich. 

1. Esther, b. Oct. 14, 1909. 

102. Ira^ Sprague (brother to No. 99), b. Apr. 14, 1811, 
near Akron, 0. ; d. Dee. 28, 1855, Tallmadge, 0. ; m. Emma Salter, 







who d. in 1869, dau. of Aaron and Polly ( ) Salter. 

He occupied his father's homestead at Tallmadge; farmer. 

Parmenass, b. Apr. 21, 1838. 
Jonathan, b. Apr. 1, 1841. 

Oliver, b. Oct. 5, 1845; d. in Minneapolis, Minn., where he 
was a member of police force. 

155. IV. Ezra Brainerd, b. June 9, 1850. 

103. Nathaniel^ Sprague (William^, William% Jethro\ 
William^ John^, Francis^) b. Nov. 1797; m. 1818, Elizabeth 
Leathers, b. Apr. 1, 1795, d. Sept. 18, 1870, dau. of Levi and 
Ann (McCobb). 

He was a farmer and shipowner; served in "War of 1812: 
died in Phippsburg, Me., Sept. 10, 1883. 


1. Caroline^, m. James Sprague. 

n. John H., m. Margaret Blicknam. 
ui. Rachel, m. Capt. James Gushing. 
rv. Ann, m. Capt. William Blethen. 

V. Levi, m. Elizabeth Moore. 

156. VI. Timothy B., b. Sept. 17, 1836. 
Five children died in childhood. 

104. Alden W."' Sprague (Ijrother to No. 103), b. in 

Phippsburg, Me.; d. in Bath, Me.; m. (1) Wilds: el 

(2) Wealthy Lowell, b. 1806, d. Sept. 5, 1853, at Bath, dau. of 
Abner Francis (1781-1872) and Hannah (Wyman) of Phipps- 
burg; m. (3) Mrs, Gueraey; m. (4) Mrs. Rhoda Dunham. 

I. Abners. 

157. 11. John Wyman, b. Mch. 2, 1837. 

III. Alvah Jackson. 

IV. Zinah, m. Caroline Guerney. 

v. Hannah Almira, m. Joseph Farmer. » 

VI. Alden. 
VII. Tallman, d. in infancy. 

105. William' Spr.\gue (Jethro«, William^, Jethro*, Wil- 
liam^ John^, Francis^), of Phippsburg, ]\Ie., farmer, b. Oct. IL 


1819; d. Aug. 22, 1886; m. Aug. 1843, Mary Jane Morrison, b. 
Dec. 28, 1823, d. Nov. 6, 1897, dau. of Arthur and Mary (Wy- 
man) 3Iorrison of Phippsburg. 


158. I. Martha JaneS, b. Aug. 23, 1844. 
n. George Albion, b. Apr. 21, 1848. 

m. Augusta Alfretta. b. Sept., 1850; m. Orrin A. Kittridge. 

159. rv. Franklin Pierce, b. June 28, 1852. 

V. Lucretia Ann, b. July 16, 1854; m. Freeman Clark Bowker. 

VI. Charles Morrison, b. Jan. 18, 1856. 

vn. William Lowell, b. May 7, 1858; m. Adalaide Bailey, 

vra. Jethro Bradford, b. Dec. 2, 1864. 

106. Nelson^ Sprague (Ne]son^ William^ Jethro*, "Wil- 
liaIn^ John^, Francis'), b. Nov., 1807; m. (1) Mary, dau. of 
John and Elizabeth (Wyman) Percy. He m. (2) Martha Tib- 
bitts. He was a farmer, Phippsburg, Me. ; d. Jan. 3, 1893. 

I. Isaiah P.,8, b. Apr. 30, 1830; d. at sea July 14, 1850. 
n. Marcellus D. b. May 23, 1832. He is a Master Mariner, 
Phippsburg, Me.; m. (1) July 30, 1884, Sarah J. Tuttle, 
b. Sept. 24, 1862, d. Apr. 20, 1888, dau. of George. He 
m. (2) Sept. 4, 1890, Isabelle Higgins. No children. 
lu. Francis, d. young, 
IV. Elizabeth, m. Arthur Sinnett. 
V. John N., m. Eva Scholfield. 

107. James^ Sprague (Adolphus^, James^ Perez', 
Ephraim*, John^ John=, Francis'), b. 1811; d. at Rochester, 
N. Y., Nov. 11, 1888, ae. 75 yrs. 10 mos. lid.; m. Mary Ann 

•I. William^, b. at Pittsford "Village, a few miles from Roches- 
ter, N. Y., June 6, 1838; m. (1) Sarah Ann Robb; m. (2) 
at Rochester, N. Y., Marian Amelia (Dupree), the widow 
of Edward Davis. 


(Two by each wife.) 
I. Albert Francisco. 

n. "William Henry; res. Rochester, N. Y. 
• in. Bertha (twin) died. 
rv. Herbert (twin); res. Rochester; barber. 


n. Elihu», m. (1) Mary Ann ; m. (2) Fannie Gladel. 

in. Addison, m. Sarah Lockwood. 

IV. Lorenzo, m. (1) Eliza Conrad; m. (2) Mrs. Josephine Morgan. 

V. James. 

VI. Albert, m. (1) ; m. (2) Sophronia Lockwood; res. 

in the AUeghenies, Pa, 

VII. Solomon, m. Sarah Winner; res. Eochester, N. T. 

VDL Julia, m. Philander Drake. 

rx. Lodema, m. Philip Conrad. 

X. Helen, m. Albert Aides; res. Meigs St., Port Chester, N. Y. 

(Ref. Norwalk (Conn.) Hour, Nov. 17, 1911.) 


108. Elisha^ Sprague (Elisha^ David«, Peleg", Ephraim*, 
John^ John2, Francis^), Fabius, N. Y., b. Aug. 23, 1794, Stephen- 
town, N. Y., adopted by uncle Simeon Sprague, who had no chil- 
dren; m. (1) Mch. 6, 1817, Miila Lewis, b. Jan. 11, 1796; d. 
Feb. 5, 1832 at Fabius; (2) Aug. 27, 1832, Mabel Lewis, 
b. Aug. 3, 1802; d. Oct. 22, 1833; (3) Sept. 29, 1834, Mrs. 
Myra (Lewis) Negus, b. Apr. 11, 1806; d. June 10, 1881, 
daughters of Benjamin, b. 1772, Pownal, Vt., and Jemima 

About the year 1800, Simeon Sprague moved to Fabius, 
Onondaga Co., N. Y., where he invested Elisha's share of the 
proceeds of his father's estate in 200 acres of timber land in 
the eastern part of Fabius Tp. Contracts were made with par- 
ties to clear and crop a portion of this land, so when Elisha 
became of age he had a good farm all ready to occupy. 

He was educated at Pompey Hill Academy, making a spe- 
cialty of surveying, which he followed for the next thirty-five 
years. His work extended over portions of Onondaga, Madi- 
son, and Cortland counties. At different times he held posi- 
tions of trust, such as superintendent of schools, church clerk, 
town clerk and town superA^sor. As there were no attorneys 
in that vicinity, he drew up the leases, deeds, mortgages, wills, 
contracts and other legal papers required in such a community. 
Although some of his papers were written nearly a century ago, 
they are today models iu penmanship, good English and clear 
and accurate exposition. 

He was frequently called in consultation in disputed cases 
to act as referee and to sit on boards of arbitration, which was 


the usual custom of settling disputes in that day. He was 
methodical and accurate, a man of excellent judgment, and 
probably did more than any other man in the community for 
the cause of education and of the church. He d. Aug. 15, 1862. 
(Ref. Correspondence with D. W. Sprague and Florence 
Sprague Genung.) 

(Nine hy wife Milla, one by wife Mabel, five by wife Myra.) 
I. A 80n», b. Mch. 2, 1818; d. Mch. 27, 1818; 

160. n. Elisha Harlow, b. Jan. 25, 1819. 

161. m. Oscar Lewis, b. Dec. 12, 1820. 

162. IV. Celestia Aldura, b. Jan. 10, 1822. 

163. V. Duportal Swain, b. Sept. 22, 1823. 

VI. Ira Love, b. May 21, 1825; d. Feb. 10, 1894; m. Jennie 
Burgwin, a widow with two children, viz. William H. and 
Florence Burgwin. 
vn. Theodore, b. July 30, 1827; d. Mch. 22, 1828. 

164. vm. Jesse Damon, b. Jan. 13, 1830. 

165. IX. Milla Adelaide, b. Jan. 15, 1832. 

166. X. Mabel Dorleska, b. Sept. 1, 1833. 

167. XI. Myra Eudora, b. May 27, 1835. 

168. xn. Mary Jemima, b. Nov. 1, 1836. 

169. xni. Daniel Webster, b. Mch. 25, 1838. 

XIV. Zelia Minerva, b. Sept. 24, 1840; d, unm. Dec. 10, 1864. 

170. XV. Eosamond Laverne, b. Nov. 29, 1841. 

109. Lydia A.s Sprague (Arad^ David«, Peleg^ Ephraun*, 
John', John^ Francis^), b. May 17, 1812, Putnam, N. Y.; d. 
at Clinton Jet., Wis. ; m. 1842, Seth P. Durkee, b. Dec. 21, 1812, 
Ft. Edward, N. Y., d. Feb. 1901, at Clinton Jet., son of James. 
Seth was a farmer and lumberman. 


1. Mary Elizas Durkee, b. 1844; d. 1910, Freeport, 111.; m. Geo. B. 


2. Franklin Arad Durkee, b. 1849; m. Mary Wakeman; res. Alexandria, 

S. Dak. 

3. Frances Ann Durkee, b. 1852; d. Feb., 1911, St. Paul, Minn.; m. 

Morris HoUenbeck, who d. later in 1911, Clinton, Wis. 

110. MERRrrr^ Sprague (brother to No. 109), of Glens 
Falls, N. Y.; merchant, b. Oct. 22, 1813, in Washington Co., 
N. Y.; d. Feb., 1866, at Glens Falls; m. 1848, Sarah Jane Pike 


b. Jan. 15, 1829, d. Oct. 13, 1881, dau. of Henry and EmeHne 
( ) Pike. Of their ten children, born at Glens Falls, the first 
three d. young. The others were : 

171. IV. William Sewardo, b. Nov, 4, 1855. 

V, Charles Sumner, b. May 30, 1860; unm.; res. (1912) Glens 


172. VI. Frederick Johnson, b. Mch. 1, 1862. 

vn. Memtt (twin), b. Dec. 25, 1863; d. Sept. 29, 1864. 
vni. Mary, (twin), b. Dec. 25, 1863; m. Harlow F. Adams; res. in 
Castleton, Vt. Children: Howardio, Hollis, and Paul Adams. 
K. Harvey (twin), b. July 22, 1866; d. Oct. 15, 1893. 
X. Hattie (twin), b. July 22, 1866; d. Nov. 15, 1881. 

111. Warren* Sprague (brother to No. 109). Farmer 
and boatman; b. Apr. 30, 1815, Dresden, N. Y.; d. June 22, 
1884, Glens Falls, N. Y. : m. Dec. 15, 1842, Susan Bell, b. Dec. 
1, 1823, Fort Edward, N. Y. ; d. Oct. 8, 1895, dau. of Warren 
and Amelia (Dibble) BelL 

(Six died young.) 
I. Maryetta9, b. Jan. 1, 1844; m. Amos B. Haviland.; res. Glens 

173. V. Norman Bell, b. Jane 26, 185/. 

VI. Beecher Ward, b. Sept. 5, 1859; m. Anna Corcoran; res. 

Glens Falls. 


112. David* F. Sprague (Ephraim\ David^ Perez% Eph- 
raim*, John^ John^ Francis^). Farmer, carpenter and black- 
smith, b. Dec. 15, 1805, Fabius, N. Y. ; d. Jan. 7, 1887, Wright, 
Hillsdale Co., :\rich. ; m. Sarah, b. Mch. 29, 1806, in Fabius, d. 
July (?) 26, 1882, at Wright; dau. of Isaac Negus. 

I. Hiram C.o, b. in Fabius; d. in Hillsdale Co., Mich., ae. 75 yrs. 


I. Winthropio, b. ; m. . 

n. Frank C, b. ; m. . 

n. Alfred T.9, b. in Canfield, Ohio; m. ; res. Waldeon, Mich. 

Walter 10, b. ; m. . 


I. Carrol", 
n. Duane. 
ni. Ephraimo, b. in Fabius; d. there ae. 1 mo. 

113. Dudley* Spilvgue (Hiram^ David^, Peleg^, Eph- 
raim*, John^ John^, Francis^), b. Sept. 3, 1805; d. May 16, 
1862, Geneva, N. Y. ; m. Sept. 19, 1827, Sarah Charlotte Reese. 

I. Hiram Melancthons, b. Nov. 13, 1828, at Earlville, N. Y.; 
d. June 21, 1890, Red Cliff, Colo. By first wife, Catherine 
(Dunham), one son Jamesio Sprague. By second wife, Alice 
( ), Georgeio and Maryio Sprague. 

II. Jacob Reese9, b. May 11, 1830; m. Sarah Wharton. Children: 
Charlesio, Walterio, and Bessieio Sprague. 

m. John Singers, b. Jan. 1, 1833; by first wife, Emeline (Impsen), 
had Williamio and Fay HyattiO; by second wife, Fannie 
(Walker), had Edward, Ella Medoraio, Charles Bird- 
sallio, Mary Carolineio, Everett Hiramio, John Eeeseio and 
Grace Lillieio. 

IV. Harriet Adalineo, b. North Hector, N. Y.; m. Amos G. "Vred- 

enburg; had Lottie lo^ Robert, and Frank. 
V. Anna Caroline^, b. June 28, 1838; m. Amos Fleming; one 
child, Henry Fleming. 

VI. Sarah Emeline9, b. Feb. 18, 1842; m. Lewis C. Snyder. Chil- 
dren: Charles Dudleyio, Hassan Singer, Otto PhUlip, and 
George Willie Reese Snyder. 

VII. Mary Angelines, b. Dec. 10, 1843, ^t Geneva; d. 1863, at 

Fabius; m. David P. Tompkins; one dau., Mary Janeio, 
vni. Dudley Gilletta, b. Mch. 22, 1848; d. Nov. 12, 1848. 

IX. Shelden Georges, b. Apr. 28, 1852; m. Ella M. Woodruff. 
Children: Lewigio, Glenn, George and Mabel Sprague. 

114. Ephraim^ Sprague (Oliver', Ephraim^, Ephraim', 
Ephraim*, John^, John=, Francis^), of Bloody Brook, ]\Iass., 1797 : 
b. Mch. 22, 1784, "Westhampton, IMass. ; d. June 5, 1848, at 
Bloody Broak; m. Feb. 25, 1808, Elizabeth Cooley, b. Feb. 7, 
1789, dau. of Azariah, Jr., and Mercy (Belding). (Ref. Hist. 
Deerfield, 1846, Sheldon ii, 314.) 

I. Abigails, b. Sept. 8, 1808. 

U. Harriet Pownell, b. Sept. 29, 1809; m. (1) Dec. 8, 1830, Wy- 
man Hawkes Stebbins; m. (2) Sept. 29, 1839, Edwin 



ra. Louisa, b. June 26, 1811; m. Oct. 23, 1828, Thomas Gerry 

Boss, b. Sept. 7, 1805, son of Calvin. 
IV. Emily, b. Jan. 3, 1813; m. Dee. 1, 1831, Moses Austin of 

V. Elizabeth, b. Feb. 16, 1819. 

VI. Naomi, b. Nov. 25, 1820; m. Feb. 28, 1840, James M. Eldridge. 
vn. Theodore Lyman, b. Oct. 23, 1824; m. Azuba G. ' ■ ^ ' — »; ^ .^ 
vra. Isabel, b. Mch. 31, 1826. Cc<-'UU'^ ii'^^^^ 

] 7 

115. John F.* Sprague (John'^, Benjamin®, John', Benja- 
min*, John^, John-, Francis^), b. May 28, 1823, Andover, Conn.; 
d Jan. 28, 1884, Hartford, Conn.; m. Mch. 31, 1848, Albany, 
N. Y., Clarissa Sophronia Bailey, b. Apr. 8, 18 — , Bolton, Conn., 
d. Mch. 24, 1901, Hartford, Conn., dau. of Roswell White and 
Elizabeth (Sowell) Bailey. He was a livery keeper. 


1. Elizabeth Helenas, b. Nov. 12, 1851; m. Samuel Willard Rock- 
well of Thompsonville, Conn. 
174. n. Martha Jane, b. July 27, 1855. 

m. Carrie Eliza, b. Oct. 6, 1859; m. (1) Frank Perkins; m. (2) 

Edwin H. "Woodford. 
IV. Charles Henry, b. Dec. 28, 1862; m. Ida G. White. 
v. Timothy Dwight, b, Apr. 29, 1871; m. (1) Gertrude Hoxie; 
V m. (2) Katherine Cooper. 

116. William B.* Sprague (William^ Benjamin^ John' 
Benjamin*, John^ John-, Francis^), b. Apr. 23, 1826, at West 
Springfield, Mass.; m. Susana Rockwell Benedict, b. Feb. 13, 
1830, at Albany, N. Y., d. June 8, 1906, at Watertown, dau. of 
Lewis and Susan (Stafford) Benedict. 

Mr. Sprague d. at Watertown, N. Y., June 3, 1906. 

I. Caroline Benedicts, b. Apr. 17, 1860; d. Mch. 15, 1879. 
II. Mary Lathrop, b. Mch. 21, 1861; d. Mch. 13, 1879. 
m. Alice Dewitt, b. July 23, 1864; m. at Utica, N. Y., Matthew 
Mears Bagg, a paper manufacturer of Watertown, N. Y. 

117. JoHN^ A. J. Sprague (brother to No. 116), b. May 
6, 1834, at Albany, N. Y.; d. Apr. 2, 1900, Chicago, 111.; m. 
June 2, 1859, at Albany, to Annie M, F. Olmsted, b. Aug. 16, 


1833, at Albany, dau. of John Ingersol and Mary Caroline (Rock- 
well) Olmsted. 

He resided at one time in Groton, Mass. 


^ - L Annie Rockwells, b. Meh, 19, 1860; m. Frank M. Porter; 

res. Chicago, 111., 4801 Kimbrook Ave. 


I. Charlotte Spragueio Porter, b. Sept. 1887; d. Mar.. 

14, 1894. 
n. Marion Porter, b. July 13, 1890, 
n. Henrietta Lathrops, b. .Tan. 17, 1863; m. Dana Slade. 
She d. June 3, 1891. 


I. John Lathropio Slade, b. Sept. 23, 1889. 
n. Henrietta Sprague Slade, b. Apr. 16, 1891. 
ra. Caroline Olmstedo, b. May 13, 1869; d. May 25, 1869. 

118. Edwaed E.« Sprague (brother to No. 116), b. Jan. 
3, 1848, Albany, N. Y ; m. Nov. 4, 1873, Flushing, N. Y., Hannah 
N. Hoover, b. Nov. 15, 1854, Jersey City, N. J., dau. of Joseph 
B. and Almy M. (Rodgers) Hoover. He is an attorney-at-law, 
Flushing, N. Y. 


I. Hannah R.9, b. May 27, 1877; m. Osias Dodge. 

U. Charlotte L., b. Jan. 2, 1879; d. Apr. 1, 1882. 

m. Edward B., b. Mch. 4, 1881 ;m. Julia N. Hanks. 

IV. Henrietta L., b. Sept. 26, 1883; m. Robt. H. Boyd. 

V. William B., b. Oct. 26, 1885. 

VI. Theodore T., b. July 30, 1891; d. Mch. 1, 1899. 

119. Elias'" Sprague (SamueF, SamueP, Eliakim', Benja- 
min*, John^ John=, Francis^), b. abt. 1794; d. July 23, 1S3S, 
ae. 44 yrs. ; m. (1) ^May, 1825, Coventry, Conn., Lueinda Whaley, 
who d. Aug. 31, 1827, ae. 27 yrs. ; m. (2) Clarinda Maine. 

The names of the widow and two children are mentioned in 
Andover probate records, xiii, 230, 246, 247. 


(One by each wife.) 
L Samuel Norton», b. abt. 1826. 

n. Elizabeth F., b. abt. 1833; m. Dec. 18, 1853, Guilford D. Young, 
of Tolland, Conn. They are now (1910) living in Kansas. 

120. Daniel P.^ Sprague (DanieF, Samuel^ Eliakim% 

Benjamin*, John^, John-, Francis^), b. ; m. Mary Ann 

. He was a member of the State Legislature from And- 

over, Conn., in 1858. He d. after 1878. 

I. Ellen M.9 
n. Katherine S. 
in. Mary S., m. Pardee. 

121. Norman* Sprague (Elisha", Elisha^ Eliakim'', "Ben- 
jamin*, John^ John=, Francis^) b. Jan. 11, 1805, Coventry-, 
Conn. ; d. Jan. 22, 1894, Andover, Conn. ; m. Jan. 1, 1835, Laura 
Perkins, b. Jan. 11, 1806, Hebron, Conn., d. Feb. 4, 1894, And- 
over, dau. of Amos and Olive (Alford) Perkins. 

He was a farmer. 

I. Henryo, b. Oct. 25, 1835; m. Mary Augusta Dickinson, 
n. "William, b. Nov. 7, 1837. 
m. Fanny Jane, b. June 25, 1840. 
IV. Sarah Mariah, b. Nov. 7, 1844. 

V. Lydia Amanda, b. Feb. 1, 1848; m. Mch. 16, 1869, Edgar D. 
White, b. Feb. 20, 1848, in Andover, son of George Hibbard 
and Lucia (Parker) White. The writer is indebted to Mr. 
E. D. White, of Andover, for the data from which the 
genealogy of the descendants of Eliakim (5) is compiled. 

1. Edith Bellio White, b. Apr. 12, 1872; m. William ,T. 

122. James^ Sprague (James^ "William^ William^ Benja- 
man*, John^ John-, Francis^), of Pavilion, N. Y. : farmer: b. 
Jan. 19, 1799 ; d. :\rch. 30, 1857 : m. Oct. 31, 1822, :\rartha Keith, 
b. Jan. 24, 1805, in :\[ass., d. Feb. 4. 1892, Perry, N. Y., dau. of 


175. . I. Marrens, b. Aug. 31, 1823. 
n. Helen. 

123. Dr. William^ M. Sprague (brother to No. 122), b. 
Jan. 25, 1803, New Marlboro, Mass. ; d. Aug. 28, 1867, Pavilion, 
N. Y.; m. Sept. 6, 1829, Verona, N. Y., Cynthia Bishop, b. Feb. 
2, 1799, at Verona, d. Nov. 29, 1893, Pavilion, N. Y., daii. of 
Solomon Bishop of Brimfield, Mass., and Elizabeth (Fuller) of 
Munson, Mass. 

He received an academical education in Wyoming, N. Y., 
then studied medicine and graduated at a college in Vermont. 
After following his profession two years in Paidlion, he and his 
brother Dan (about 1832) entered the mercantile business, but 
later he again took up the practice of medicine and became one 
of the most successful physicians in western New York. 

Mrs. Sprague had been a school teacher. She was a woman 
of remarkable physical and mental vigor. 

I. Celia A.9, b. June 4, 1832; resides (1911) at Pavilion, N. Y.; 
m. Alvah W. Lewis, a farmer, b. Oct. 20, 1829; d. July 13, 
1853. Their son Alvah W. Lewis, b. Mch. 10, 1854, is Lit- 
erary Editor of "The Daily News," Batavia, N. Y.; m. 
June 28, 1881, Elsie Curtis, who died Mch. 23, 1889. Chil- 
dren: Virginia^ and L. Josephine, of Batavia, N. Y. 
II. William Bishops, b. Apr. 6, 1836; grad. at Buffalo Medical 
College in 1857; served one year as resident physician at 
St. Mary's Hospital, Buffalo. At death of his father in 
1867, succeeded him in practice at Pavilion. Member N. Y. 
State Med. Soc. and Pres. of his county Med. Society. Being 
of literary turn, he contributed many articles to various 
publications. He d. at Pavilion, Mch. 16, 1891. 


124. George W.^ Sprague (DanieP, William^, William', 
Benjamin*, Johu^ John-, Francis^), of Poultney, Vt., and De- 

.troit, Mich.; m. (1) his cousin, Charlotte Sprague; m. (2) Lucy 
Ann or JMary Ann Potter of Wells, Vt., dau. of William 3d and 
Harriet (Lamb). 

He removed from Poultney to Detroit in 1863 ; was in ac- 
tive business there until near the time of his death which oc- 
curred Dee. 28, 1867. 


(Two by wife Charlotte, the others by wife Lucy.) 
I. Louisas, d. young. 
n. Caroline, d. young. 

m. Dan P. (twin), b. Oct. 19, 1841; m. and reared fam- 
ily in Texas. 
IV. Julia Hyde (twin), b. Oct. 19, 1841; m. Feb. 1, 1865, Wilbur 

Knapp; res. Poultney. 
V. Anna Maxon, m. H. C. Hopson; res. in Detroit. 
VI. George Henry (twin), m. Carrie Cable; went to Greenfield, 

vn. Caroline Eebecca (twin). 

vm. William Wheeler, unm. in 1875; living in Detroit. 
rx. Harriet S., m. Silas W. Bullock, res. in Detroit. 
(Ref. Hist. Poultney, Vt., 1875, Joslin.) 

125. William C.« Sprague (John^ WilliaIn^ William^ 
Benjamin*, John^, John-, Francis^), of Conneaut Tp., Crawford 
Co., Pa. ; shoemaker and farmer ; b. Oct. 27, 1804 ; d. Jan. 3, 
1891; m. (1) Amanda Lord, dau. of Freedom and Eunice 
(Pritehard) Lord; m. (2) Nov. 2, 1851, Elizabeth Ransom, b. 
Feb. 8, 1820, dau. of Robert and Esther (Cook) Ransom. 


176. I. William Ransoms, b. Aug. 2, 1854. 

126. JoTiN^ Sprague (brother to No. 125), of Covington 
and Java, N. Y., Conneautville and Adamsville, Pa., and Berea, 
O.; miller; b. Feb. 10, 1807, Poultney, Vt. ; d. Oct. 31, 1888, 
Berea, 0. ; m. 1828, Java, N. Y., Harriet Lord, b. IMch. 14, 1810, 
prob. near Saratoga. Springs, N. Y., d. June 10, 1875, Adams- 
ville, Pa., dau. of Freedom and Eunice (Pritehard) Lord. 

I. Johno, b, 1829; d. 1834, at China, N. Y. 
n. William, b. Aug. 27, 1830, Java, N. Y.; d. Nov., 1849, at 

rn. Helen, b. Mch. 26, 1832; not married; res. (1912) Linesvills, 

177. IV. John, b. Dec. 18, 1833. 

178. V. Ethan Lord, b. July 13, 1835. 

179. VT. Freedom, b. May 19, 1838. 

180. VII. Julia, b. Apr. 14, 1840. 

181. vin. Franklin, b. Apr. 14, 1842. 


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182. IX. Emily, b. Oct. 17, 1844. 

X. Amanda, b. Dec. 25, 1846, at Conneautville ; d. there Nov. 6, 

183. XI. Louise, b. Sept. 15, 1848. 

184. xn. Caroline, b. Mch. 26, 1850. 

xni. Harriet Claudia, b. Jan. 20, 1852; unm.; res. (1912) Muske- 
gon, Mich. 

185. XIV. Ernest Crittenden, b. May 16, 1854. 

127. Timothy^ Sprague (brother to No. 125), of Girard, 
Pa.; cabinetmaker and carpenter; b. 1811; d. July 1, 1862, at 
Girard; m. Polly Bliss. 

L Isabels, b. 1839, China, N. T.; d. May 31, 1904, Conneautville, 

186. n. Walter Scott, b. Nov. 26, 1844. 

128. James G.« Sprague (Jesse^ William^ WilHam^ Ben- 
jamin*, John^ John^ Francis^), of DansviUe, N. Y.; b. Sept. 
3, 1810; m. Susan Dewey. 

I. James Paddocks, b. 1834; m. Elizabeth Dewey, of Rochester, 

n. Charles D,, b. 1836; m. Elizabeth and had Kate, Susan, 

Elizabeth and Daisy. 
m. John J., b. 1838 ; went to Oshkosh, Mo. Children : Mary, John, 
and Howard. 
• IV. F. Alida, b. 1840; m, James A. Carlisle, Elgin, 111. 
V. Henry Clay, b, 1844, went to Kansas City, Mo. 

129. Edwin B.« Sprague (brother to No. 128), b. Jan. 30, 
,1815, Middlebury, N. Y.; d. Oct. 15, 1897, Leroy, N. Y.; m. (1) 

Jan. 9, 1850, Churchville, N. Y., Lucy Antoinette ]\Iurdock, b. 
Mcb. 27, 1824; d. Dec. 16, 1866, dau. of Eliphalet and Sally 
(Douglas) Murdock. He married (2) Sept. 11, 1872, Wyoming, 
N. Y., Jane Mary De Wolfe, b. July 8, 1834, at Attica, N. Y. 
He was a farmer. 


I. Lucy Antoinetteo, b. Sept. 25, 1857; m. Frank Ellwood Chad- 

dock, a banker of Leroy, N. Y. 

II. Mary Amelia, b. Apr. 5, 1860 ; d. Feb. 5, 1880. 


130. George'* Sprague (brother to No. 128), b. Apr. 26, 
1825, Wyoming, N. Y. ; d. Sept. 1, 1895, Leroy, N. Y. ; m. there, 
Sept. 14, 1852, Susan Tomlinson, b. May 15, 1829, d. Dec. 9, 
1876, dau. of John and Hepsibeth (Ransford) Tomlinson. He 
m. (2) Mch., 1882, Mary L. Baker. 

I. John Tomlinsons, b. May 23, 1856. 
n. Caroline, b. July 22, 1858. 

187. m, Jane Laura, b. Oct. 16, 1860. 

188. IV. George Einley, b. Jan. 4, 1864. 

V. William Tomlinson, b. Nov. 10, 1865; d. Dec. 10, 1867. 
VL. Susan Louise, b. Feb. 12, 1867; res. Hartford, Conn., 15- 

Cburch St. 
VII. Jesse Eansford, b. Mch. 23, 1871; m. Edna Melissa Dolloff; 
res. San Antonio, Tex. 


131. Harry^ Sprague (William^, Dan^, William^ Benja- 
min*, John^, John-, Francis^), b. Feb. 6, 1810, at Livonia, N. Y. ; 
d. Dec. 18, 1885, at Covin^on, N. Y. ; m. Dec. 23, 1841, Jeanette 
Scott, b. May 9, 1820, d. Nov. 4, 1904, dau. of Henry and :Ma- 
tilda (Fairbanks) Scott. He was a farmer; resided at Coving- 
ton, N. Y. 


189. I. Alberts, b. Jan. 21, 1843; m. Climena L. Paine. 
II. Edwin, b. July 18, 1847; d. May 2, 1901. 

132. Dr. Lester^ Sprague (brother to No. 131), b. Sept.. 
27, 1819, Livonia, N. Y. ; d. June 19, 1863, Naples, N. Y. ; m. Oct. 
25, 1843, at Naples, ^Vlartha Jane Lyon, b. Sept. 24, 1818, at 
Naples; d. there Feb. 14, 1887, dau. of Simeon (came from Ben- 
nington, Vt., 1798, to Naples) and Hannah (Clark) Lyon. He 
was a physician. 


190. I. William Lyons, b. July 17, 1849. 

n. Cora Clark, b. June 15, 1856 ; d. Jan. 27, 1857. 
IIL Laura Eunice, b. July 27, 1860. 

133. Drayton^ Sprague (brother to No. 131) b. Dec. 30, 
1821, in Livingston Co., N. Y. ; removed to a farm at Alexander, 
N. Y., in 1848, and m. Nov. 15, 1854, Cordelia Loomis, b. Dec. 


15, 1828, at Alexander ; d. there Sept 23, 1891 ; dau. of Sylvester 
and Susan (French) Loomis. He d. May 10, 1899. 

191. I. Carl D.9, b. Nov. 1, 1858: 

II. Clara Rose, b. Feb. 5, 1861; d. Oct. 24, 1862. 

134. Harriet E.^ Sprague (James^ Dan^ William^ Ben- 
jamin*, John^ John-, Francis'), b. Oct. 30, 1822, Livonia, N. Y.; 
m. Duncan Cameron, b. Oct. 16, 1808, in Inverness, Scotland; 
d. Apr. 3, 1874, Pearl Creek, N. Y., son of Duncan and Ellen 
(Robertson) Cameron. He was a farmer. She resides at "War- 
saw, N. Y. (1910). 

I. Mary Sophia^ Cameron, b. Jan. IS, 1851; m. Hugh Vincent 

II. Duncan Edwin Cameron, b. Oct. 13, 1852; d. July 7, 1890. 
ni. Harriet Elizabeth Cameron, b. Oct. 9, 1854; d. Apr. 26, 1869. 

IV. Ellen Maria Cameron, b. Dee. 5, 1856; res. Warsaw, N. Y. 
V. Lucy Emily Cameron, b. Oct. 10, 1858; m. Wm. Henry Mc- 


135. JoHN^ W. Sprague (brother to No. 134), b. Aug. 20, 
1826, Warsaw, N. Y. : m. (1) Aug. 18, 1851, Rufina Artless Dur- 
fee, b. Dec. 29, 1828, Fall River, Mass., d. May 29, 1873, at War- 
saw, dau. of Thomas; ra. (2) Oct. 14, 1875, Helen Maria Sprague, 
b. Oct. 24, 1833, Pearl Creek, N. Y. ; d. there Oct. 12, 1908, dau. 
of Chauncey and Mary Atwood (Walker) Sprague. 

He was a miller in Warsaw until 1880, then moved to a 
farm at Pearl Creek. 

I. Isabels, b. Aug. 21, 1852; m. Henry Spragne, son of Chauncey. 
' n. Rufina, b. Nov. 23, 1855; d. Nov. 24, 1862. 
m. Viahnett Rufina, b. May 11, 1862; m. Seeley A. Lewis. 
102. IV. Cora Ella, b. Nov. 19, 1866. 

V. J. Ernest, b. Dec. 3, 1869; m. Feb. 20, 1892, in London, Eng., 

Minnie Holland, b. Sept. 15, 1871, dau. of WiDiam and 
Kezia (West) Holland, of London. He is engaged in the 
construction of automobiles, Rochester, N. Y. Has trav- 
eled in many countries. 

Viahnett Louisa, b. Feb. 9, 1893. 


136. Ir-v* SPR.VGUE "Jr." (Ira^ Dyre«, Phineas', Benja- 
min*, John^, John-, Francis^), m. Elizabeth Hunt or Elizabeth 
Sackett. (Ref. Washington Records and William Grant 

(First three born in "Washington, Mass.) 

I. Helen Maria », b. Aug. 17, 1842; m. Eames. 

n. Delia, b. Oct., 1844; m. Frank Herst. 

ra. Polly, b. Nov. 6, 1849; m. (1) Pasco; m. (2) Robert 

IV. Solomon. 

V. Ida, m. Matiam. 

VI. May, m. Matiam. 

VII. Edwin. 

Vlll. Henry. 

rx. Sophia. 

X. Charlotte. 

XI. Frank. 

xn. Charles. 

137. George W.« Sprague (brother to No. 136), b. '-, 

Washington, Mass. ; d. , Pittsfield, Mass. ; m. Harriett, b. 

in Washington, Mass.; dan. of Marlbough Wells. He m, (2) 
Marie Chapin; m. (3) Phebe Maria' Pond, b. Apr. 12, 1823, dau. 
of Munson« and Phebe (Chapin) Pond. (Ref. William Grant 


(Four by wife Harriet, two by wife Marie.) 
193. I. William Roberts, b. Dec. 25, 1833. 

n. Hewy (or Hugh) C, b.; m. and d. in Calif. 

m. George "Washington, Jr., b. ; m. Amanda Fort and had 

• Hattieio and Eugeneio. 

IV. Emily. 

V. Jay C, m. Maria Champion. 
VI. Fred. ' 

138. WiLLLVM^ Sprague (brother to No. 136), of Pitts- 
field, Mass., cattle dealer, b. Feb. 7, 1817, Dalton, I\Iass. ; d. 
Jan. 14, 1883, Pittsfield, Mass.; m. Dee. 28, 1868, Lee, Mass., 
Emily Goodspeed, b. Oct. 1, 1816, in Lee, d. Apr. 4, 1893, Lenox, 
Mass., dau. of Anthony and Rebecca (Freeze [?]) (joodspeed. 



1. Mary Emmao, b. Feb. 21, 1851; m. Joseph Dunham. 
n. William Albert, b. Nov. 1, 1853; d. Mch. 28, 1860. 
194. ni. Alida Edna, b. Dec. 6, 1859. 

139. Daniel" Sprague (brother to No. 136), m. (1) 

Robbins; m. (2) Hannah Fowler. (Ref. William Grant 

(One by first wife, the others by wife Hannah.) 
I. Andrew Jackson^, m. Elizabeth Seltsor and had a son 

n. Martin, m. Agatha Foote; had one son Fred.i" He m. Fannie 
Dodge and had two children, Marionii and Martin^. 

m. Arthur, m, Butler and had one son, Earlio. 

rv. Charles, m. Carrie Smith. 
V. Georgiana, m. Garvin. 

140. Sarah^ Sprague (Silas^, Silas*, Silas', Benjamin*, 
John^, John-, Francis^), of Pontiac, Mich., b. Oct. 25, 1824, 
Troy, Mich. ; m. May 23, 1854, Col. Robert Wheelwright Davis. 

I. Sarah Sprague^ Davis, b. June 22, 1856, in Pontiac; m. John 
F. Murdock. She d. Aug. 23, 1893. 

n. Eobert Wheelwright Davis, b. Aug. 18, 1858; m. Ann , 

m. Harriet Newell Davis, b. Mch. 22, 1862; m. Sept. 16, 1884, 
Alfred Eobertson, who d. Aug. 14, 1885. She m. (2) Feb. 
10, 1892, Wesley H. Bockman. She d. Aug. 7, 1904, leav- 
ing one son Eobert Bockman, b. Jan. 11, 1895. 
IV. Camilla Davis, b. Aug. 22, 1863; m. Dec. 23, 1909, in Chicago, 

George C. Jones, a lawyer, of Appleton, Wis. 
V. Grace Davis, b. Dec. 10, 1867; d. Oct. 7, 1868. 

141. Delia« Sprague (sister to No. 140), b. Mch. 26, 1827: 
m. Apr. 9, 1856, Eugene A. Dupuy, b. Sept. 17, 1817, Lausanne, 

I. Eugene Dupuyo, b. May 18, 1857; d. May 21, 1857. 
n. Martha Washington Dupuy, b. July IS, 1858; m. Apr. 21, 

1887, Charles Loch. 
ni. Alice Emily Dupuy, b. June 19, i860. 
IV. Delia Eugene Dupuy. b. Feb, 17, 1862; d. Dec. 26, 1866. 


V. Blanche Maria H. Dupuy, b. June 19, 1864; m. William Gam- 
ble; res. Laurens, la. 
VI. Louis Eugene Sprague Dupuy, b. Nov. 7, 1866; d. July 25, 

vu. Pinkey Dupuy, b. Mch. 5, 1868; d. June 16, 1870. 

142. Emily* Sprague (sister to No. 140), b. July 21, 1S29 ; 
m. Feb. 24, 1845, Richard ^Martin Donaldson, b. Dec. 1, 1819, 
in New York, d. Oct. 24, 1881, Kansas City. 


I. Lucy Amandas Donaldson, b. Jan. 28, 1849; m. Aug. 18, 

1867, Lyman M. Spalding. She d. Apr. 13, 1899. Knox- 
ville, Tenn. A son, Georgeio Spalding, resides in Duluth, 
n. Thomas Spragues Donaldson, b. July 4, 1860; d. Sept. 4, 1904, 
skilled in train accident. 

143. Jane A.« Sprague (sister to No. 140), b. Oct. 14, 
1831 ; d. Jan. 31, 1908 ; m. Jan. 20, 1851, George Niles, b. May 
27, 1820, Painted Post, N. Y. 

I. Silas MuDToes Niles, b. May 12, 1852; m. Jan. 28, 1886, 
Alice Foote. 

II. Rhobie Niles, b. Oct. 7, 1856; unm. (1912); res. Troy, Mich. 
III. Jennie Niles, b. Oct. 7, 1856; d. Sept. 29, 1865. 

144. Lucy ]\I.* Sprague (sister to No. 140), b. June 3, 
1834; d. June 19, 1908; m. (1) Oct. 23, 1856, Pontiac, Mich., 
Dr. Isaac Milton Rhodes, who d. June 21, 1897. She m. (2) Apr. 
6, 1899, Detroit, Mich., George C. Jones, whose 1st wife, Eliza- 
beth (Weller), d. abt. 1895. Mr. Jones m. (3) Camilla Davis, 
a dau. of Lucy's sister Sarah. 

145. IMaj. Wellington G.** Sprague (Nelson^ Roger^ El- 
kanah', Benjamin*, John^, John-, Francis^), b. Dec. 18, 1839, 
at Cherry Valley, Ashtabula Co., 0., in which county he lived 
until July, 1848, when the family moved to Shebo3-gan Co., Wis. 
Here he attended school and worked on his father's farm. Later 
he taught in the district schools, and attended Hillsdale College, 
Mich., to which college his father had obtained a perpetual schol- 


At the outbreak of the war he enlisted in the 1st Wis. Hea\y 
Art. as private and was promoted to corporal. On Oct. 7, 1863, 
he was appointed Captain of the 1st U. S. Colored Inf., and on 
Mch. 13, 1865, was breveted "Lieutenant Colonel" by Congress 
for gallant conduct in the field. 

In April, 1866, he entered the Regular Army of the U. S. 
as 2d Lieutenant. He served in the States of I\Iiss. and S. C. 
during the reconstruction period, and was at one time military 
mayor of Aberdeen, ]Miss. 

His service in the war consisted of twa trips into S. C. 
during the early part of the war, and with Gen Butler 's Division 
in the general attack upon Richmond. His regiment under Col. 
Holman saw very severe service before Petersburg, where Capt. 
Sprague was wounded almost fatally while standing on a for- 
tification preparatory to ordering an attack. He recovered suf- 
ficiently to return to his regiment about the close of the war. 
After his service in the South his wound troubled him so much 
that it was necessary for him to leave active service, and he was 
retired with the rank of Captain and later promoted to Major, 
which rank he held in the U. S. Army at the time of his death. 

After his marriage, he lived in Chicago until April, 1871, 
then settled in Denver, Colo., where he engaged in the loan and 
real estate business, and took an active part in public affairs. 
While. he never held any political office, he took an active part 
in many conventions, especially those pertaining to civil ser^dce 
and independent tickets in municipal affairs. Later his business 
merged into The Sprague Investment Company, of which he 
was organizer and president. For a time he was identified with 
the Prohibition Party, and was twice its candidate for Con- 

He m. (1) July 7, 1869, at Sheboygan, Mira I. Reed, b. 
June 20, 1843, at Roxbury, "Sle., d. Mch. 15, 1904, in Denver, 
dau. of John and Hulda (Dutton). He m. (2) Miss Eliza B. 
Lake of Aberdeen, ^Nliss., who survived him. He d. Apr. 4, 1910, 
in Denver. 

I. Ulrich W.9, b. Aug. 27. 1S71; Pres. of the Sprague Invest- 
ment Co.; res. (1912) Denver, 16 Champa St. 


U. Clara C, b. Dec. 25, 1872; m, Robert Brown, Jr.; res. Denver, 
944 Marion St. He is Treas. German American Life Ins. 
Co., of Denver. Children: (1) Edith, b. Aug. 26, 
1904; (2) Virginia R., b. Feb. 6, 1907; (3) Robert W., b. 
Mch. 20, 1909. 

m. Walter R., b. June 8, 1875. 

IV. Mary M., b. Sept. 7, 1877; d. July 23, 1895.' 
V. Lena C, b. July 12, 1881; d. Aug. 31, 1881. 

146. Samuel A.« Sprague (Thomas^ Thomas", Jonathan', 
John*, John^ John-, Francis^), b. May 12, 1802, in Ballston, N. 
Y.; d. Aug. 23, 1373, in Hannibal, N. Y. ; m. Feb. 8, 1825, at 
Chittenango Falk, N. Y., Olive Parker, b. Oct. 1, 1800; d. Dec. 
20, 1893, in Hannibal. He was a farmer. 


I. Sarah M.9, b. Nov. 24, 1825; m. Harmon S. Taylor. 

U. Betsey Ann, b. Feb. 12, 1827; m. William D. Cooper. 

ra. Phoebe Annis, b. Sept. 22, 1829; m. David W. Young. 

IV. Thomas, b. Apr. 21, 1831; d. Aug. 22, 1833. 

V. Edgar, b. Mch. 9, 1834; m. Catherine Bridges. 

195. VI. Laura A., b. Nov. 24, 1835. 

196. vu. Joel M., b. July 28, 1840. 

147. Cevastian B.^ Sprague (Parmenas^ Thomas^, Jona- 
than', John*, John^ John=, Francis^), b. Nov. 5, 1830, at Ira, 
N. Y. ; d. there June 15, 1901 ; m. Oct. 16, 1853, Elizabeth D. 
Campbell, b. July 15, 1832, at Conquest, N. Y., dau. of WiUiam 

• D. and Mary (Wheeler) Campbell. He was a farmer, lived at 
Ira, N. Y., on paternal homestead. (Ref. Hist. Cayuga Co., N. 
Y., 1879, Storke, 281.) 

I. Emma Lilliano, b. Jan. 9, 1855; m. Charles W. Clark. 
II.' Clara Eunice, b. Jan. 31, 1859; ni. William M. MacDougall. 
III. William B., b. Feb. 5, 1869; m. July 31, 1901, E. Viola Jones, 
b. Jan. 15, 1875, at Victory, N. Y. He is mgr. of milk 
shipping plant, Ira Station, N. Y. 

148. PniLETUs'^ Sprague (Jonathan', Thomas^ .Jonathan', 
John*, John^ John=, Francis^), b. June 14, 1802, at Saratoga, 
N. Y.; d. :\Ieh. 21, 1888, at Vermontville, Mich. ; m. Feb. 12, 1821, 
at Hannibal, N. Y., Teressa Whitmore, b. May 1, 1802, at :\Iid- 


dletown, Vt., d. Aug. 31, 1891, at Charlotte, Mich., dau. of Syl- 
vanus and ^Minnie (Haskins) Whitmore. It is said that Mrs. 
Whitmore was a second cousin to Millard Filmore. 

At the time of his marriage Mr. Sprague's possessions con- 
sisted of a suit of everyday clothes, an ax, and a large amount 
of physical energy, good health and courage. His wife had been 
a school teacher at Hannibal since her fourteenth year. They 
engaged in farming and were enabled in 1826 to buy a farm 
of 100 acres at Palermo, N. Y., on which they resided about two 
years, then moved back to Hannibal and from there to ^lanlius, 
N. Y. In 1836, Mr. Sprague and his family and some of his 
brothers removed to Leroy township, near Battle Creek, ]\Iich. 
This locality was afterwards known as the Sprague neighborhood. 
Feb. 22, 1842, he located on land near Vermontville, which he 
and his sons cleared and made into a good farm. Mr. Sprague 
made shoes for the family, and his wife spun and wove cloth for 
some of their clothing, bedding, etc. They were members of the 
Congregational Church. Mr. Sprague was interested in educa- 
tion, and helped build the academy at Vermontville, and con- 
tributed to the tuition fund of Albion College. 


Calista Ariettas, b. May 17, 1822; m. Philip Finster. 
Oristus GUlespie, b. Mch. 21, 1824; served in Co. D, 13th 

Eegt., Mich. Inf., Civil "War; m. (1) Sophia Dunten; (2) 

Wealthy Eice. 
Eeuben Percival, b. Mch. 31, 1826. 
Emery Ferdinand, b. Jan. 15, 1828; d. Sept. 9, 1828. 
Pandora Addison, b. Oct. 12, 1829. 
Lydia Marilla, b. May 15, 1832. 

Cythesa Alrena, b. July 5, 1834; m. Nelson F. Kiee. 
Elcina Emeline, b. June 9, 1836; m. George Lapham. 
A daughter, b. Dec. 15, 1838; d. aged 3 days. 
Eunice Ceressa, b. Sept. 19, 1840. 
Eanna Pamelia, b. Aug. 3, 1842. 

149. Argalus^ Sprague (brother to No. 148), of Vermont- 
ville, Mich. Farmer and stock raiser; b. abt. 1803, in , 

N. Y.; d. 1907, ae. 95 yrs., Vermontville, Mich.; m. (1) Elsie 
Titus, who d. abt. 1850. He m. (2) June 18, 1851, wid. Caro- 
lina Miranda^ (Parker) Seovel; b. Mch. 6, 1818, Bakersfield, 
Vt., dau. of Elijah Parker (Elisha^ Amos\ Andrew*, John% 


















Hamamiah^, Thomas^) and Rhoda (Butler) Parker. (Parker 
Gen. 1893. Theodore Parker, 349.) 

He removed to East Leroy, near Battle Creek, Mich., in 
1836, and to Vermontville in 1851. An honored member and offi- 
cer in the IVL E. Church. 

(Five by wife Elsie and three by wife Caroline.) 

202. I. Jonathan Adolphus^, b. Jan. 26, 1833. 

n. Myron Titus, m. Alice ; she res. in Mobile, Ala. 

in. Silas, d. in Civil War. 

IV. Lydia Ann, m. Andrew P. Green; res. Kalamazoo. 

V. Elsie Titus, b. 1849; m. Eri Cowles, son of Addison; res. 

Battle Creek. Child: Grace Cowles, b. 1881; m. Clay- 
ton Miller. 

VI. Amanda C, b. Oct. 26, 1853; res. Vermontville, Mich. 

VII. Ernest E., b. Aug. 7, 1855; m. Potter; res. Ver- 

203. vin. Frederick Parker, b. Nov. 7, 1858. 

150. Levi C." Sprague (brother to No. 148), b. May 23, 
1807, Hannibal, N. Y.; d. Oct. 15, 1890, Vermontville, Mich.: 
m. Mch. 4, 1830, at Hannibal, Cornelia Cole, b. Nov. 30, 1808 : 
d. Mch. 2, 1885, at Vermontville, dau. of Aaron and Betsey 

( ). 

1833. Moved to Obnondaga Co., N. Y., and engaged in brick 


1836. Bought a farm at Leroy, Mich,, but later sold it and 

bought another at Vermontville, where he resided until 

his death. Class leader in M. E. Church for over forty 



I. Margarette', b. May 22, 1831; m. Hiram Cowles. 

n. Henry, b. Feb. 9, 1833; m, Zelpha Green. 

m. Betsey P., b. Feb. 28, 1835; m. Horace Hawkins. 

IV. Sabriah, b. Sept. 4, 1836; d. 1848. 

v. Levi C, b. Aug. 24, 1838; d. 1862. 

VI. Julietta, b. June 4, 1842; ni, Oscar Dunton. 
vn. Electa, b. July 30, 1844; m. Charles Jacokes. 
Viil. Mason C, b. Oct. 27, 1846; m. Mary Acton. 

204. IX. Edward J., b. Dec. 29, 1852. 


151. Rev. Thomas^ Sprague (brother to No, 148), b. at 

Hannibal, N. Y. ; m. there Dec. 27, 1835, Mary Mills, b. , 

cL June 15, 1851; m. (2) Nov. 20, 1851, Lucy A. :Millen of 
Wyoming Co., N. Y. In the spring of 1836 he removed to Leroy 
township, Calhoun Co., Mich., where he engaged in farming. 
After paying for a quarter-section of land and erecting a cabim 
he had a cow and five dollars left. He made his own furniture 
and experienced the usual hardships incident to pioneer life. At 
different times he filled the offices of Constable, Justice of the 
Peace, Highway Commissioner and Assessor. In 1849 he was 
appointed class leader in the M. E, Church and in 1868 was or- 
dained by Bishop Ames to preach, which he did with eminent 
guecess, holding revival meetings in the winter months. 

(Six by wife Mary, three by wife Lucy.) 
I. Jane9 
11. Ruth J. 
HI. Rebeea H. 
rv. Elliot. 
V. Milly M. 
Ti. Antha A. 

VII. Mary E., d. aged 8 yrs. 

VIII. Thomas W., res. (1912) Battle Creek, Mich. 
IX. Eddy I. 

152. Caleb"^ Sprague (brother to No. 148), b. Sept. 10, 
1819, at Hannibal, N. Y. ; d. May 6, 1887, Augusta, :Mich. ; m. 
Elizabeth Henika, b. Apr. 15, 1822, d. Dec. 10, 1886, dau. of 
Henry and Elizabeth (Stahl) Henika. He was a farmer, Au- 
g:u5ta, Mich. 

I. Henry Leonardo, b. Aug. 2, 1853. 
205.' II. Myron Clark, b. June 19, 1857. 

HI. Elizabeth Margaret, b. Apr., 1859. 

153. Parmenas^ Sprague (Ira^ Jonathan^, Jonathan', 
'John*, John-^, John-, Francis^, of Akron, O. ; teaming contractor; 

b. Apr. 21, 1838, Talmadge, 0.; d. Nov. 3, 1896, killed by falling 
clay. He m. Martha Carey, b. 'May 11, 1842, Lockhaven, Pa., 
d. Apr. 6, ]912, dau. of Charles and Elizabeth (Frankinfield) 




I. Emma A.9, b. Aug. 10. 1862; d. Aug. 3, 188S. 
206. n. Carrie E., b. Jan. 20, 1864. 

in. Ira C, b. Aug. 11, 1867; m. Eva Wherley; res. (1912) in 

154. Jonathan" Sprague (brother to No. 153), b. Apr. 1. 
1840, near Akron, 0. ; in. Dee. 25, 1867, Jane A. Ewart, b. Dec. 
25, 184 — , dau. of Robert L. and Martha (Lemmon) Ewart. 
Parmer, Maryville, Mo. 


I. Charles E.s, b. Dec. 24, 1869. 
n. Ada B,, b. Mch. 21, 1878; ni. Dr. Monahan. 

155. Ezra B."' Sprague (brother to No. 153), of Maryville, 
Mo., and Paola, Kan. ; merchant ; b. June 9, 1850, Akron, Ohio : 
d. Jan. 29, 1905, Paola, Kan., and buried at Ft. Scott : m. Elhi 
M, Richey, b. :Mch. 5, 1854, Saltsbury, Pa., dau. of William and 
Jane (Bell) Richey. Mrs. Sprague resides at Anadarko, Okla. 


I. Hiram H.a, b. Apr. 16, 1876; d. unm. Jan. 31, 1904. 
n. Isa M., b. Feb. 7, 1880; m. Oliver Houx Waterhouse, b. Deo. 
9, 1861, Mayview, Mo., son of Her.ekiah, b. Trenton, X. J., 
and Luceinda (Houx) Watei'house, b. Lexington, llo. ifr. 
Waterhouse is (1912) manager of the WTiite Bear Land 
and Cattle Co., at Lily, Colo. 


1. Eva Kathleen 10 Waterhouse, b. Jan. 11, 1903. 

2. Virginia Loreen Waterhouse, b. Mch. 20, 1910. 
, III. Eva. M.9, b. Dec. 15, 1881; res. with her mother. 

• 156. Capi\ Timothy B." Sprague (Nathanier, William*. 
William^ Jethro*, William^ Johir, Francis^), b. Sept. 17, 1836, 
Phippsburg, :\re.; ni. Jan. 1, 1868, Eldora C. Gay, b. Feb. 21, 
1845, Millbury, Mass., dau. of John and IMargaret (Gowan). 
He served as Captain of transport steamers during the Civil War 
in Quartermaster's Department. He is now an Agent for to*- 
boats, Boston, ]\Iass. 



I. Frederick E.9, b. Apr. 21, 1869; d. Sept. 20, 1869. 
n. Harry C, b. June 23, 1870; d. Aug. 1, 1903. 
ni. Dora B., b. Feb. 7, 1876; m. Wesley A. Gove. 

157. John W.^ Spil\gue (Alden^ William«, William', 
Jethro*, William', John=, Francis^), of 296 Meridian St., E. Bos- 
ton; b. Mch. 2, 1837, Phippsburg, Me.; m. May 3, 1857, at E. 
Boston, Pamelia Frost Flint, b. Feb. 20, 1837, at Boston, d. 
Oct. 11, 1897, dau. of Willard and Charlotte (Stoddard) Flint. 
Undertaker. Served in Civil War ; enlisted in Co. I, 12th Reg., 
Mass. ; prisoner on Belle Island about six mo., parole prisoner 
about six mo. more. 

I. Ella Pameliao, b. Oct. 22, 1858; m. Edward B. Douglas, Apr. 

17, 1877. 
U. Edward Wyman, b. May 2, 1861; m. Sarah E. Eling, June 
26, 1889. 


■ L Alden, b. Dec. 17, 1891. 
m. Ina Belles, b. Dec. 14, 1865; d. Mch. 28, 1868. 
IV. Lillian Alden, b. Aug. 28, 1868; unm. Furnished this record 

V. Lottie Andrews, b. Jan. 17, 1871; d. Sept. 3, 1872. 

158. Martha J.* Sprague (William^ Jethro", William', 
Jethro*, William^ John-, Francis^), of Parker Head, Me. 
(1912), b. Aug. 23, 1844, SraaU Point, Me.; m. Asa L. Percy, b. 
Sept. 12, 1842, at Parker Head, son of Nathaniel and Content 
Percy. Farmer. 


1. Nathaniels Percy, b. Mch. 6, 1876. 

2. William Percy, b. Mch. 19, 1877. 

3. Grace Percy, b. June 23, 1878. 

4. Alvah Percy, b. Oct. 12, 1888; d. Dec. 17, 1888. 

159. Franklin P.^ Sprague (brother to No. 158) of Bath. 
Me., b. June 28, 1852 ; m. Ida Bell Bailey ; divorced Apr. 7, 1900. 

He was a school teacher and supervisor of schools in Phipps- 
burg in his earlier life. At the age of 28 he represented Phipps- 
burg ajid three other towns in the State Legislature. He then 


began the practice of law and was connected with the city gov- 
ernment a number of years. 


I. Jennie Mayo, h. Nov. 22, 1884; d. Dec. 28, 1895. 
n. Ida Maud, b. Aug. 8, 1886; d. Jan. 30, 1908. 

m. Peleg William, b. July 8, 1891. 
IV. Charles Myron, b. June 21, 1897. 

Jethro B." Spr.wu'e ('brother to No. 158), of Smallpoint, 
Me., farmer, b. Dec. 2, 1864 ; m. Sept. 3, 1887, Minnie Ada Pur- 
rington, b. Jan. 16, 1869 ; d. Dee. 13, 1895, dau. of Robert and 
Mary Jane (Judkins) Purrington of Phippsburg, Me. 

I. George AlbinO, b. Nov. 4, 1888. 

II. Walter Allen, b. Sept. 5, 1889. 
m. Bessie Laura, b. Aug. 20, 1891. 

rv. Franklin Pierce, b. June 20, 1894. 

160. Elisha H.« Sprague (Elisha«, Elisha', David^ Peleg', 
Ephraim*, John^ John^ Francis^), b. Jan. 25, 1819, Fabius, 
N. Y. ; d. Aug. 18, 1878 ; m. Aug. 17, 1848, Pearleyette Hough, b. 
Sept. 4, 1825, d. July 31, 1860. 

He was a merchant and postmaster; conducted a store at 
Cuyler, Cortland Co., and later at Fabius, in partnership with 
a younger brother, under the firm name of E. H. and D. E. 


I. Ida Genevieveio, b. Sept. 22, 1850; m. May 5, 1867, James 

B. Brayman. They have lived at Syracuse, North Am- 
herst, O., and for some time past at Oberlin, O. She is 
an invalid. 

II. Harriet M., b. Sept. 18, 1857; m. May 11, 1873, Amos J. 
m Gulick. Later they moved to Surapter, Mich.; to North 

Amherst, O.; and to Oberlin, where he d. June 10, 1898, 
ae. 44 yrs., and where the widow still lives. 


1. Dudley Charles Sprague" Gulick, b. Oct. 7, 1874, at 

Sumpter; m. Aug. 26, 1897, IMartha Eyerick at N. 
Amherst, where they still reside. 

2. Eva Pearl Gulick, b. July 11, 1880, at Sumpter; m. 

Jan. 1, 1899, Charles B. Griffin, Jr., at Oberlin, 
their present home. 


161. OscAE L.» SPR.V.GUE (brother to No. 160), b. Dec. 12, 
1820, Fabius, N. Y. ; d. Aug. 25, 1865 ; m. May 25, 1848, Sarah 
Ann Cadwell, b. Oct. 21, 1823, Dryden, N. Y., d. Sept. 13, 1885, 
Minneapolis, Minn. 

He was fitted for college at Pompey and Courtland Acade- 
mies. He entered Madison University in September, 1840, and 
was graduated in 1844. He read law with U. S. Senator James 
W. Nye at Hamilton, N. Y. ; completed his studies and was ad- 
mitted to the bar in 1848, and soon after opened an office for 
the practice of Law at Fabius. "With a constantly increasing 
business he continued in the practice of his profession until 
1863, when he was elected Surrogate of Onondaga County, N. Y., 
which position he held until his death in August, 1865. Mr. 
Sprague was a man of quiet, scholarly tastes and genial disposi- 
tion, a fine speaker and deeply interested in all civic, educational 
and religious questions. 


I. George Mandervilleio, b. Sept. 3, 1849; d. Jan. 10, 1862. 
207. n. Nora Cornelia, b. May 15, 1852. 

162. Celestia A.^ Sprague (sister to No. 160), b. Jan. 10, 
1822, Fabius, N. Y. ; d. Jan. 27, 1888 ; m. June 29, 1843, D^Ia jor 
F. Benedict, b. Jan. 16, 1823, at Fabius; d. Aug. 25, 1887. 


1. Victor S.ioBenedict, b. Mch. 18, 1846. 

2. Birdeena Benedict, b. Mch. 22, 1855, Enterprise, Pa.; d. Feb. 19, 

1896, at 330 W. 108th St., New York City; m. May 17, 1877, 
William G. Collins. 

J. William M. Collins, b. July 23, 1881. 
2. Kennith B. Collins, b. Sept. 24, 1885. 

3. Wellington M. Benedict, b. Nov. 27, 1862; d. Sept. 8, 1863. 

163. Duportal S.» Sprague (brother to No. 160), b. Sept. 
22, 1823, Fabius, N. Y. ; d. Nov. 6, 1897 ; m. June 29, 1849, Eliza- 
beth Cadwell, b. June 5, 1827, d. Nov. 14, 1885. 

He was educated at the Academy at Fabius, making a spe- 
cialty of surveying. From 1846 to 1854, he and his brother E. 
H. Sprague conducted a general store. In 1854 his father placed 


him in charge of his dairy farm, one mile north of Fabius vil- 
lage, which he purchased of his father in 1866. Some ten or 
twelve years later he sold the farm and moved into Fabius Vil- 
lage. For many years he was Secretary of the Fabius Cemetery 
Association and a Justice of the Peace, and held other positions 
of trust. He continued the work of surveying. 

I. Cadwell Elishai", b. Jan. 27, 1852; d. Aug. 8, 1859. 
208. n. Elizabeth Cadwell, b. May 10, 1860. 

m. Willis Duportal, b. June 27, 1863; d. Jan. 9, 1865. 

IV. Jesse Oscar, b. Oct. 11, 1868; res. New York, 215 West 23d St. 

■ 164. Jesse D.» Sprague (brother to No. 160), of Amherst, 
Mass., b. Jan. 13, 1830, Fabius, N. Y. ; m. (1) Oct. 7, 1852, Alzina 
Satterlee, b. Oct. 10, 1833, Russell, Pa., d. June 5, 1882, Oswego, 
N. Y., dau. of Salmon and Sally (Dye) Satterlee. He m. (2) 
Sept. 1, 1883, at Oswego, Anna ^l. Petre, b. Sept. 6, 1853, War- 
saw, N. Y. 

He was prepared for college at Fabius and Pompey Acade- 
mies, and entered Madison University, now known as Colgate 
University, in 1846, and was graduated in 1850. He was cashier 
and bookkeeper for a dry goods firm at Buffalo, N. Y., from 1S51 
to 1858, when he moved to Oswego, occupying a similar position 
with :Mack Brothers. He remained with the Macks until 1865, 
becoming a member of the firm during the last years of his stay 
with them. The work was not altogether satisfactory, because 
of long hours and close confinement, and in March, 1865, he 
engaged with Middlebrook & Son, lumber dealers, with whom he 
remained as cashier and bookkeeper four year. Upon the advice 
of a physician he removed to Cortland, where he remained two 
'years. His health being restored, he returned in 1871 to Os- 
wego and became cashier of the Oswego Starch Factory, which 
position he held for 30 years, or uutil the factory sold out to 
the "Trusts." 

Mr. Sprague was an unusually fine mathematician, an im- 
porta nt qualification in an accountant. He was active in church 
work and held various positions of trust, such as deacon, church 
clerk, and church treasurer. In 1890 he removed to Amherst, 
the home of his dauditer. 


309. I. Florence MabeU", b. Nov. 3, 1858. 


165. MiLLA A.^ Sprague (sister to No. 160), b. Jan. 15, 
1832 ; d. May 27, 1862 ; m. June, 1853, Marcus L. Steadman of 
Livonia, N. Y., b. Apr. 19, 1828. 


1. Lenoraio Steadman, b. May 8, 1854; m. Mch. 26, 1874, Charles M. 

Hitchcock; res. South Livonia, N. Y. Child: Genevieve S." 
Hitchcock, b. June 10, 1885. 

2. Charles Steadman, b. May 17, 1857; m. Oct. 4, 1879, Lida R. 



1. Milly M.ii Stedman, b. Oct. 4, 1880; d. Aug. 4, 1881. 

2. Flora M. Stedman, b. May 7, 1888; d. May 17, 1896. 

3. Charles M. Stedman, b. Jan. 27, 1898. 

166. Mabel D.« Spr-vgue (sister to No. 160), b. Sept. 1, 
1833; d. Oct. 28, 1855; m. Dec. 24, 1854, Johnson C. Babcock, 
whose parents lived in Fabius. Mr. Babcock had spent three 
years in Calif, and purchased a ranch at Stockton, intending to 
make that place his home. In March, 1855, they went to Calif. 
and Oct. 28th following, Mabel died in child-birth. She was 
buried at Stockton. 

167. Myra E. Sprague (sister to No. 160), b. May 27, 
1835 ; d. Sept. 15, 1883, Corry-, Pa. ; m. June 7, 1854, John Nellis 
Bright. Mr. Bright was engaged in school work for a number 
of years; first as teacher and later as School Commissioner in 
Onondaga Co., N. Y. For a number of years he took an active 
interest in politics. He resided at different times at Fabius 
and Oswego, N. Y., and at Enterprise and Corry, Pa. 


1. George Sprague Bright, b. Sept. 14, 1858, Fabius, N. Y., m. Mch. 8, 
1882, at Corry, Claribel Gay. Res. (1912) Jamestown, N. Y., 
■where he is in the life insurance business. Child, John Gay 
Bright, b. Jan. 19, 1883, at Corry; d. Dec. 24, 1889 at Jamestown. 

168. M\RY J.« Sprague (sister to No. 160) , b. Nov. 1, 1836 ; 
d. July 28, 1872 ; m. Sept. 18, 1860, Willis B. Benedict of En- 


terprise, Pa. ]\Ir. Benedict was an Oil Operator and had some 
lumber interests. He was an excellent business man and rep- 
resented his district for some time in the State Senate. He was 
one of the unfortunates who was seriously burned at the "Cur- 
tis burning well" in 1861. Gas from the well coming in contact 
with fire caused an explosion at w^hich 36 persons were seriously 
injured; 18 of the 36 persons died from their injuries. ^Ir. 
Benedict recovered, and although somewhat disfigured, was an 
active business man for the next 50 years. He d. Sept. 10, 1911, 
Titusville, Pa. 

1. Myra Eugenia Benedict, b. Dec. 30, 1868, Enterprise, Pa.; m. Oct. 
21, 1897, William G. Johnson, M. D. Ees. Titusville, Pa. 


1. Willis A. Johnson, b. July 20, 1899. 

2. ■ Mary Sprague Johnson, b. Apr. 8, 1901. , 

3. Alfred H. Johnson, b. Feb. 13, 1904. 

169. Daniel W.» Sprague (brother to No. 160), b. :\rch 
25, 1838, at Fabius, N. Y. He was educated for a teacher at 
New York State Normal School at Albany, and was engaged in 
school work about fifteen years, of which seven terms were spent 
in the village schools of N. Y. and Pa. He married and moved 
to Minn, in 1867. He was superintendent of the St. Cloud 
graded schools from 1870 to 1874; of the Rushford graded 
schools, 1874-1875 ; County Superintendent of Schools, Fillmore 
county, 1876-1878 ; Superintendent of the Anoka city schools, 
1879-1880; instructor in the Curtis Business College, 1884, and 
the four following winters; Superintendent and part owner of 
the "Middle Branch Farm," Dakota, 1882-1886: member of the 
Dakota Legislature, 1887 ; Instructor in ^ladison Normal School, 
1887-8; Accountant University of Minnesota, 1888-1912. :Mr. 
Sprague furnished the history of this branch of the family. 
Married Dec. 20, 1866, L. Emogene Parker, b. Mch. 25, 1840. 
Cazenovia, N. Y., dau. of Rev. James M. and Polly (Fenton) 

I. Mary Lephvrine, b. July 26, 1868; d. Oct. 17, 1871. 



170. Rosamond L.® Sprague (sister to No. 160), b. Nov. 
29, 1841, at Fabius, N. Y. ; m. Jan. 31, 1866, Maj. Lucien B. Cad- 
well of Fabius; settled at Enterprise, Pa., where he engaged in 
the oil business; in 1877 removed to Bradford, Pa., and to Syra- 
cuse in June, 1892. iMr. Cadwell was an oil operator. He d. 
at Syracuse, Apr. 2, 1909. 


1. Willis Cadwell, b. Apr. 14, 1871. 

2. Florence E. Cadwell, b. Feb. 15, 1873; m. June 7, 1893, William H. 



1. Rosamond L." Smith, b. Oct. 30, 1894. 

2. Cedric Royal Smith, b. Feb. 17, 1897. 

3. Francis Morgan Smith, b. Jan. 17, 1899. 

3. Mary I. Cadwell, b. Feb. 19, 1880; m. Oct. 8, 1904, at Syracuse, WU- 

liam A, Cotter. 

171. William S." Sprague (Me^ritt^ Arad^ Da\^d^ Pe- 
leg*, Ephraim*, John^, John-, Francis^), b. Nov. 4, 1855; m. 
Aug. 26, 1884, Elizabeth Jane :\reCoy, b. Aug. 12, 1861, dau. 
of John and IMary (MeMillen) iMcCoy. Res. Glens Fal^s, X. Y. 

I. Alice Mayio, b. Jan. 11, 1886. 
n. Bessie E., b. Nov. 15, 1890; d. Apr. 18, 1891. 
m. Howard William, b. May 4, 1894. , 
IV. George John, b. Aug. 13, 1897. 

172. Frederick J.» Spr^vgue (brother to No. 171), of 
Glens Falls, N. Y., 13 Spring St., b. IMch. 1, 1862, Washington, 
D. C; m. 1889, Jennie Robinson, b. Apr. 28, 1864, at Glens 
Falls, dau. of Jabez and Sarah (JMerrill) Robinson. 


I. Marionio, b. Aug. 4, 1892. 
II. Ruth, b. Apr. 10, 1899. 
III. Ella, b. June 22, 1903. 

173. Norman B.® Sprague (Warren"*, Arad^ David®, Pe- 
leg*, Ephraim*, John\ John=, Francis^), b. June 26, 1851, Glens 
Falls, N. Y. ; m. there May 14, ISC^, Nancy Abby West, b. Jan. 
1, 1852, Fort Ann, N. Y. He is treasurer of American Realty 


Co. of New York City and asst. manager of forest department 
of International Paper Co. Res. 668 Riverside Drive, New York 



L Adelbert, b. July 24, 1875; m. Edith Louise Little. 

n. Helen Louise, b. Feb. 4, 1877. 

in. Howard West, b. Mcb. 25, 1883; d. Sept. 25, 1883. 

IV. Norman Bell, b. Aug. 20, 1884; d. Dec. 16, 1901. 

V. Charles West, b. Feb. 8, 1886. 

VI. Ralph Warren, b. Apr. 19, 1892. 


174. Martha J.' Sprague (John'*, John^, Benjamin^, John'', 
Benjamin*, John^ John^, Francis^), of Hartford, Conn., 69 Al- 
len Place; b. July 27, 1855, Windsor Locks, Conn.; m. Nov. 3, 
1880, Frederick 0. Clarke, b. Oct. 15, 1857, Columbia, Conn., 
son of Norman H. and Lydia E. (Post) Clarke. 

I. Helen Ameliaio Clarke, b. Oct. 12, 1882; m. Apr. 22, 1908, 

Frederick W. Tipper, of Kendal, England. 
n. Norman EusseU Clarke, b. Feb. 10, 1886; m. Apr. 5, 1910, 

Florence E. Alvood, of Winsted, Conn. 

175. IVIarion^ Sprague (James*, James^ William®, Wil- 
liam^ Benjamin*, John^, John^, Francis^), b. Aug. 31, 1823, 
Pavilion, N. Y. ; m. Apr. 6, 1845, George Tomlinson, b. Aug. 15, 
1822, Leroy, N. Y. ; d. May 11, 1908, son of John and Hepsibah 
(Ransford) Tomlinson. He was a miller. She resides (1911) 
with her daughter, ' Mrs. Gillete, at Perry, N. Y. 

r. Frankio Tomlinson, b. Dec. 20, 1852; m. Harriett A. Root. 
' II. Nettie Tomlinson, b. Feb. 18, 1855; m. Walter A. Gillette. 

176. William R.* Sprague (William^ John^ William^ 
William^ Benjamin*, John^ John=, Francis^), of Conneaut Tp., 
Crawford Co., Pa., b. Aug. 2, 1854; d. May 3, 1897; m. Oct. 1, 
1877, Margaret Eleanor Kazebee, b. Nov. 21, 1859, dau. of John 
and Margaret (Johnson) Kazebee. 



I. Floyio, b. June 28, 1878; d. July 26, 1883. 
n. K. Max, b. Apr. 24, 1885; m. Euby Hunger, dau, of Asael 

and Ella. Ees. Conneautville, Pa. 
in. Euby, b. May 23, 1888; m. Eay M. Carpenter, son of Fenn 

and Lucy. 


177. John' Speague (John«, John^ William^, William', 
Benjamin*, Jolm^ JohnS Francis^), of Wood River, Neb. (1912) ; 
farmer; b. Dec. 18, 1833, Conneautville, Pa.; m. June, 1860, 
Adamsville, Pa., Margaret Ann Unger, b. Nov. 30, 1833, dau. 
of John and Nancy (Cline) Unger. 


I. William Leslie^o, b. Mch. 19, 1861; m. June 9, 1892, Anna 

Hinkson. A banker, Wood River, Neb. 
n. Mary Elsie, b. Oct. 3, 1862; res. Wood River, Neb. 

210. m. John Clement, b. Oct. 5, 1864. 

211. rv. Effie, b. May 4, 1866. 

212. V. Winnifred, b. Jan. 10, 1868. 

213. VI. George Edgar, b. June 2, 1870. ' 

vn. Richard Harley, b. Dec. 12, 1871; enlisted in Co. M, 2d Neb. 
Vol. Inf.; d. at Camp Thomas near Chattanooga, Aug. 8, 

214. VIII. Edna Lois, b. July 18, 1874. 

IX. Kenneth Orville, b. Aug. 28, 1876; farmer. Wood River, Neb. 


178. Ethan L.^ Sprague (brother to No. 177), of Berea, 
Ohio; b. July 13, 1835, Conneautville, Pa.; m. June 29, 1856, 
Geneva, Pa., Lucy Caroline Ransom, b. Apr. 8, 1836, Girard, 
Pa., dau. of Robert and Henrietta (Stearns) Ransom. 

He retired from active business about 1897. Canal boat, 
sawmill and hotel owner ; bridge and canal construction contract 
work, etc. ; constable and deputy sheriff in Crawford Co., Pa. ; 
assessor, two terms, in Cuyahoga Co., 0.; a farmer at Berea, 
Ohio, since 1897; expects to remove to Oregon in 1912. 


215. I. Floreneeio, b. July 8, 1858. 

216. n. Otis Morrell, b. Apr. 13, 1860. 

III. Franklin Douglas, b. May 14, 1862; d. Sept. 24, 1871. 

IV. Robert Crittenden, b. June 30, 1864. 


179. Freedom" Spilvgue (brother to No, 177), of Haxtum, 
Colo. (1912). Farmer; b. May 18, 1838; m. Apr. 4, 1866, Susan 
Maria Hafer, b. June 29, 1847, dan. of Jacob and Elizabeth 
(Unger) Hafer. 

(Pour born near Adamsville, Pa., the others in Hall Co., Neb.) 

217. I. Nellieio, b. Nov. 20, 1867. 

218. n. Harry Bertram, b. Aug. 23, 1870. 

m. Harriet Elizabeth, b. June 30, 1873, at Niles, O; d. Dec, 1889. 
IV. Frank Neville, b. Feb. 6, 1876; m. Sept. 9, 1908, at .Toplin, 
Mo., Goldie L. Sandy. Res. (1912) Holyoke, Colo. 

L Florence Claren, b. Nov. 3, 1909, at Sedgwick, Cal. 
n. Frances Elaine, b. May 27, 1912. 
V. Susanio, b. Dec. 14, 1879; m. May 26, 1910, Holyoke. Colo., 
John W. C*ute. Res. Sedgwick, Colo. 

I. Alice Elizabethii C^ute, b. Feb. 1, 1911. 
11. Susan Mahalah CfiVite, b. May 7, 1912; d. June 11, 1912. 
VI. Marietteio, b. Dec. 16, 1882; m. Apr. 20, 1902, at Holyoke, 
Herbert Leroy Chase. Res. Cave Springs, Ark. 

I. M. Neville" Chase, b. Jan. 26, 1903. 
n. Irene Chase, b. Oct. 1, 1904. 


180. Julia* Sprague (sister to No. 177), of Geneva, Pa., 
b. Apr. 14, 1840 ; m. Aug. 1, 1861, John Hafer, b. Oct. 16, 1838, 
son of Jacob and Elizabeth (Unger) Hafer. 

1. Clarence Hafer, b. July 23, 1862; m. (1) Aug. 5, 1897, Mary 
Lecker, who d. Dec. 20, 1900; m. (2) Feb. 25, 1903, Edith Lucas. 
Res. Geneva, Pa. 

(Two by wife Mary, three by wife Edith. \ 
I. Norbett Alfred" Hafer, b. May 28, 1898. * 
II. Marian Hafer, b. Feb. 4, 1900. 
ni. John Joseph Hafer, b. Oct. 21, 1905. 
IV. Clarence Hafer, b. May 12, 1909. 
V. Leon Marshall Hafer, b. Feb. 12, 1911. 


2. Lelia BeUeio Hafer, b. Jan. 26, 1869; m. Mch. 15, 1887, Harry IMrst, 
son of Solomon P. and Martha (Graham) Fprst. Res. GreenviUcj 

L Lenna Belle" F/l'rst, b. Sept. 1, 1899. 

181. Franklin^ Sprague (brother to No. 177), of Pasa- 
dena, Cal., b. Apr. 14, 1842, Conneautville, Pa.; m. Jan. 30, 
1864, Jamestown, Pa., Ellen Mushriish, b. May 7, 1842, dau. 
of James and Amanda. 


I. Nellie Mayio, b. May 16, 1865; d. Sept. 6, 1866. 

II. Frank, b. Apr. 23, 1867. 

ni. James P., b. Oct. 19, 1869. 

IV. Mary J., b. Feb. 6, 1871. 

V. Electa L., b. Oct. 25, 1873. 

VI. John, b. Mch. 20, 1875. 

vn. Ernest, b. Aug. 24, 1877. 

vni. Guy, b. Apr. 22, 1880. 

EX. William R., b. Dec. 28, 1882. 

182. Emily^ Sprague (sister to No. 177), b. Oct. 17, 1844; 
d. Nov. 28, 1885, near Conneautville, Pa. ; m. 1866, John Thomp- 
son, son of Hugh. 


1. Marionio Thompson, b. Apr. 20, 1867; m. Frank Crist, son of Daniel 

and Rachel. Res. Sharpsville, Pa. 


1. Don Elliottii Crist. 

2. Carl Alfred Crist. 

2. Helen 10 Thompson, b. May 25, 1869; d. Oct. 17, 1907; m. Edwin L. 

J^rst, son of John W. and Margareta. 


1. Paul E.ii Fylrst. 

2. Mildred E. F/lrst. 
They live at Sharpsville, Pa. 

183. Louise^ Sprague (sister to No. 177), b. Sept. 15, 
1848; (1. Feb. 18, 1885, Towanda, Kan.: m. 1868, GenoVjv, Pa., 
Hiram Adsit, b. Oct. 17, 1842. 



1. Addieio Adsit, b. Aug. 13, 1869; m. Dec. 24, 1890, at Eldorado, Kan., 

Fred Dickman. Res. Eldorado. 


1. Florence AM, b. Oct. 5, 1901; d. July 1, 1908. 

2. William F., b. Aug. 6, 1906. 

3. Florence A., b. Apr. 11, 1909. 

2. Johnio Adsit, b. Nov. 18, 1870. 

3. Louise Adsit, b. Feb. 5, 1872; ni. Mch. 21, 1906, Minneapolis, Kan., 

Henry A. McCoy. Res. Miltonvale, Kan. 


1. Leotis McCoy, b. Apr. 18, 1907. 

2. J. Bruce McCoy (twin), b. June 14, 1908. 

3. Luella McCoy (twin), b. June 14, 1908. 

4. Neva Mae McCoy, b. Sept. 9, 1911. 

4. Rachel Adsit, b, Oct. 26, 1873; m. (1) Sept. 25, 1897, Frank Heath, 

who d. June 26, 1903; m. (2) May 28, 1906, William T. Smith. 
Res. Tola, Kan. 


1. Esther M. Heath, b. Feb. 23, 1898. 

2. F. Bert Heath, b. July 25, 1900. 

3. Harry L. Heath, b. Mch. 3, 1903. 
and three younger children. 

5. Ernest Adsit, b. June 15, 1875; d. Oct. 27, 1885. 

6. Juanita Adsit, b. Aug. 12, 1877; res. Eldorado, Kan. 

7. William Hiram Adsit. b. Nov. 24, 1878; farmer, Eldorado, Kan. 

8. Grace Adsit, b. Nov. 23, 1880; d. Apr. 7, 1888. 

9. Naomi Adsit, b. Dec. 21, 1881; d. Jan. 17, 1884. 

10. Jolia Adsit, b, Feb. 14, 1885, Towanda, Kan.; d. Feb. 28, 1885. 


184. Caroline^ Sprague (sister to No. 177), b. :\rch. 26, 
1850, Conneautville, Pa. : d. Feb. 10, 1887, East Fallowfield Tp., 
Crawford Co., Pa.; m. there Dec. 30, 1869, William, son of 
James and Martha (Horn) Andrews. 

1. Noraio Andrews, b. Sept. 7, 1872; m. June 6, 1894, Curtis Yokes, 
son of Peter and Mary Ann (Grimm) Yokes. Res. Linesville, Pa. 

1. Kenneth Andrews" Yokes, b. Nov. 17, 1896. 
'2. Luella Yokes, b. Aug. 16, 1898. 
, - :3. William Curtis Yokes, b. Mch. 26, 1900. 


4. Arden Alfred Yokes, b. Dec. 25, 1901. 

Coraio Andrews, b. Nov. 18, 187.3; m. Feb. 1, 1898, Conneaut Lake, 

Pa., Marion Guy Fulton, son of Henry and Pauline (Barton) 

Fulton. Ees. Franklin, Pa. 


1. Harry Edwin" Fulton, b. Jan. 28, 1900. 

2. Robert Austin Fulton, b. June 18, 1901. 

3. Marion Adelbert Fulton, b. Apr. 29, 1903. 

4. Florence Louise Fulton, b. Jan. 21, 1905. 

5. Walter Bruce Fulton, b. Nov. 29, 1907. 

James Carltonio Andrews, b. Aug. 15, 1875; m. Sept. 8, 1909, Edith 
Richey, dau. of Frank W. and Hallie D. (Street) Eichey. Drug- 
gist. Res. Truesdale, la. 

Sprague Andrews, b. Jan. 23, 1875; m. Aug. 28, 190^7, in New York 
City, Anna Jensen. Res. Newark, N. J. 

185. Ernest C." Sprague (brother to No. 177), of Con- 
neaut, Pa., and Lewiston, Idaho, b. May 16, 1854; m. Nov. 12, 
1877, Meadville, Pa., Jane Andrews, b. Nov. 3, 1857, dau. of 
Hezekiah and Mary (Viekers) Andrews. 


r. Malcolmio^ b. Oct. 12, 1878; m. 1904, Nellie Adams. In U. S. 
Weather Service, Houston, Tex. 

1. John Malcolmii, b. Feb. 22, 1906. 
n. Blanchio, b. Aug. 11, 1884; m. Aug. 27, 1909, Hamilton, Mont., 
Albert Murray Miles, son of Albert Elias and Nancy 
(Hutchinson) Miles. Res. Missoula, Mont. 


I. Albert Malcolm" Miles, b. Sept. 18, 1910. 
in, Arthurio, b. 1881. 

186. Walter S." Sprague (Timothy*, John^ William^ 
William', Benjamin\ John^ John^, Francis^, b. Nov. 26, 1844, 
China, N. Y.; m. (1) May 5, 1866, Meadville, Pa., Helen A. 
Bumham, dau. of Noah and Sarah Jane (Elkins) Burnham; 
m. (2) llch. 22, 1882, Clara R. Moyer, dau. of Henry and Ade- 
line. Res. Geneva, Pa. 



(Two by wife Helen, one by wife Clara.) 
I. Jessie, b. July 27, 1867; d. 1884, at Otsego Lake, Mich. 
II. Hugh Averill, b. Nov. 5, 1868, at Pierpont, O.; m. Mary 

Marott. Ees. Saskatchewan, Canada. 
in. Fred, b. Feb. 19, 1883. Res. Detroit, Mich. 

187. Jane L.* Sprague (George^ Jesse^ William", Wil- 
liam*, Benjamin*, -John^, John-, Francis^), b. Oct. 16, 1860, 
Wyoming, N. Y. ; m. Aug. 15, 1888, Benedict Brooks, b. Feb. 13, 
1858, at Wyoming, son of Hugh F. and Mary J. (Dwight) 
Brooks. Mr. Brooks is a farmer, Pearl Creek, N. Y. 


I. Mary Dwightio Brooks, b. Aug. 7, 1889. 
n. George Sprague Brooks, b. Feb. 7, 1895. 
m. Charles Benedict Brooks, b. July 20, 1902. 

188. George F.» Sprague (brother to No. 187), b. Jan. 4, 
1864, Middlebury Tp., Wyoming Co., N. Y. ; m. Anna Rose 
Robertson, b. Apr. 18, 1880, Amherst, Va. ; dau. of John and 
Martha H. (Waller) Robertson. 

He is President of Irrigated Lands Company, Ltd. ; has 
been connected especially with the promotion and colonization 
of large irrigation projects, notably with the Tvrin Falls, Sal- 
mon River, Lost River, Marysville and Idaho Irrigation Co. 's 
projects, comprising about half a million acres of lands placed 
under irrigation in Idaho during the past ten years. He was 
previously manager for a large investment and loan company, 
with head office at Salt Lake City. Res. Twin Falls, Idaho. 

I. George, b. June 30, 1909. 

189. Albert^ Sprague ( Harry ^ William^ Dan«, William', 
Benjamin*, John^, John-, Francis^), farmer of Pavilion, N, Y., 
b. Jan. 21, 1843, Covington, N. Y., and m. there Jan. 20, 1874. 
Climena L. Paine, dau. of John C. and Harriet M. (Thompson). 

I. Charles Elmoreio, b. Sept, 29, 1878; m. June 3, 1910, Mildred 


190. William L.» Sprague (Lester*, William% Dan«, Wil- 
liam', Benjamin*, John^ John^, Francis^) of Brooklyn, N. Y., 
580 E. 21st St. (1912); Principal of Public Schools; b. July 
27, 1849, Naples, N. Y. ; m. Jan. 12, 1893, Dansville, N. Y., Alice 
A, Everitt, b. Dec. 8, 1858, Caton, N. Y. dau. of Rev. Isaac 
and Jane Amanda (Willson) Everitt. 

L Martha Amandaio, b. Sept. 29, 1896. 
n. Katharine Alice, b. May 13, 1898; d. May 20, 1898. 

191. Carl D.» Sprague (DraytonS William^ Dan«, Wil- 
liam', Benjamin*, John^ John=, Francis^), b. Nov. 1, 1858, at 
Alexander, N. Y.; m. there Feb. 24, 1886, Carrie J. Lewis, b. 
June 1, 1862, dau. of Ezekiel P. and Ann S. (Bullock) Lewis. 

I. Clarence, b. Nov. 9, 1889. 

192. Cora E.^ Sprague (John^ James', Dan«, William', 
Benjamin*, John^ John-, Francis^), of West Hartford, Conn., 
3 East St. (1912), b. Nov. 19, 1866, Warsaw, N. Y.; m. Dec. 8, 
1886, Meade Edwin Griffin, b. Feb. 16, 1863, Riga, N. Y. ; son 
of Edwin and Lydia (Baldwin) Griffin, of Buffalo, N. Y. 


I. Isabelio Griffin, b. Dec. 7, 1895, in Cuba, N. Y., and died 

same day. 
n. Doris Welthie Griffin, b. Nov. 30, 1897. 
lu. Bernice Arboine Griffin, b. June 19, 1900. 

193. Rev. William R.» Sprague (George\ Ira', Dyre^ 
Phineas\ Benjamin*, John^ John^ Francis^), b. Dec. 25, 1833, 
Pittsfield, Mass. ; d. there Oct. 4, 1900 ; m. Lucinda Sarena Look, 

b. Aug. 1, 1832 ; d. Dec. 28, , dau. of Abel and INIary (Mac- 

Graw) Look of Pittsfield. 

He was a Baptist minister ; res. Pittsfield, Waterford, N. Y., 

' Baltimore, Md. 


I. Etta May'o, b. Aug. 24, 1868; m. Dr. E. S. Bobison. 

II. Minnie Wells, b. Sept. 10, 1869; m. George T. Mandigo. 

w. William Grant, b. Meh. 20, 1870, in Pittsfield, where he 
resides (1912). 

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194. Alida E." Sprague (^Villiam^ Ira^ Dyre«, Phineas% 
Benjamin*, John^, John-, Francis'), of Lenox, Mass., b. Dec. 6, 
1859, Pittsfield, I\Iass. ; m. Louis A. Crosby, son of Abner and 
Anna E. (Parsons) Crosby. Florist and market gardener. 


I. Whyland Spragueio Crosby, b. Jan. 25, 1884. 

n. Emily Hazel Crosby, b. April 19, 1885; d. Mar. 10, 1904. 

m. Harold Parsons Crosby, b. Nov. 25, 1886; m. Lucy Eastman. 

IV. Earl 'Crosby, b. June 4, 1888. 

^ V. Llewellyn Crosby, b. Feb. 26, 1890. 

VI. Edna Alida Crosby, b. Nov. 1, 1891. 

vn. Patience Crosby, b. Oct. 17, 1893. 

vra. Constance Crosby, b. Oct. 18, 1893. 

m. Howard Crosby, b. July 24, 1895. 

X. Sprague Crosby, b. July 10, 1896. 

XI. Alida Adele Crosby, b. July 14, 1897. 

195. Laura A.* Sprague (SamueP, Thomas', Thomas', 
Jonathan', John*, John^, John-, Francis^), b. Nov. 24, 1835, 
Hannibal, N. Y. ; d. Dec. 17, 1907, Alanson, Mich. ; m. Feb. 15. 
1854, Bethel, N. Y., Martin Wlieeler, a farmer, b. Nov. 12, 18—, 
d. June 3, 1906, at Alanson. 


I. Angelia Luellaio Wheeler, b. Jan. 5, 1855; in. Willard Loveless. 

II. Ada Maria Wheeler, b. Jan. 12, 1859; m. George R. Nash; 

Uvea at Wheelsport, N. Y. 

III. Warren Wheeler, b. June 1, 1857. 

IV. Willard Henry Wheeler, b. July 7, 18—. 

V. Carrie Belle Wheeler, b. Dec 7, 1872; m. William Davis. 

196. Joel M.» Spraglte (brother to No. 195), b. July 23, 
1840, Hannibal, N. Y. ; m. Dec. 21, 1859, Helen Wilbur, b. May 
3, 1840, Niskayuna, N. Y., dau. of Nathan and Catharine (Van 
Antwerp) Wilbur. 

He is a farmer, re-sidinsr on a part of the homestead of his 

great-grandfather, Thomas Sprague. 

1862, Aug. 8, Enlisted in 3d Regt., N. Y. Art'y ; served 3 yrs. : 
in battles of Petersburg, Richmond and others. Past 
Commander of Hannibal Post 447, G. A. R., N. Y. Prf^- 
ent ^Taster of Goldtn Sheaf Craneo at Hannibal. 



I. Ferdinand", b. May 4, 1861; d. Nov, 14, 1865. 

11. Edgar Joel, b. Dec. 31, 1866; m. Irene Dunbar, who d. Mch. 
29, 1912. 

L Mabel Irene", b. Aug. 22, 1889; m. Ernest A. Fuller, 
lu, Hattie Irene, b. July 15, 1870; m. Alfred Schoolcraft. 
IV. Samuel Wilbur, b. Dec. 11, 1874; m. Vida Spofford, who d. 

1905; m. (2) Jennie Goodwin. 
V. Lewis Henry, b. June 17, 1882; m. Bell Wood. 

197. Reuben P.^ Sprague (Philetus\ Jonathan^ Thomas', 
Jonathan^ John*, John% John% Francis^), b. Mch. 31, 1826, in 
N. Y.; d. Nov. 30, 1899; m. Huldah Curtis, b. Oct. 3, 1824; d. 
Apr. 17, 1871. 


219. I. Jayio, b. Mch. 24, 1850. 
n. Mary T., b. Nov. 6, 1851. 

198. Pandora A." Sprague (brother to No. 197), b. Oct. 
12, 1820, Phelps Corners, N. Y. ; m. Jan. 17, 1855, Battle Creek, 
Mich., Amanda Jane McNeil, b. May 7, 1837, in N. J. ; d. Oct. 
25, 1880, Vermontville, Mich., dau. of William and Lucy (Mil- 
lard) McNeil. He is a retired farmer of Vermontville; served 
in Civil War in Co. D., 13th Regt., Mich. Inf. 


220. I. Frank Addisonio, b. Jan. 22, 1856. 

II. Minnie Dell, b. Dec. 25, 1858; m. Dr. John I. Baker, 
ra. Ned Gray, b. Apr. 4, 1865; in. Ina E. Smith. 

221. nr. Victor De Forest, b. Nov. 21, 1869. 

199. Lydia M.' Sprague (sister to No. 197), b. May 15, 
1832, Manlius, N. Y. : m. July 27, 1832, Vermontville, Mich., 
Charles Clark Scott, b. July 27, 1830, Plattsburg, N. Y., son of 
James Scott. ^Ir. Scott is a farmer, Lake Crystal, Minn. 

I. Philip Philetus^o Scott, b. Oct. 18, 1855; m. Emily Hildreth. 

II. Clarence Herbert Scott, b. Nov. 7, 1859; d. Apr, 26, 1873. 
HI. Lincoln Ellsworth Scott, b. .Tune 18, 1861; m. .Tennie Cooper. 
IV. Calista Arietta Scott, b. Aug. 14, 1865; m. Prank Richardson. 


V. Judson Philander Scott, b. Dec. 28, 1866; m. Josie Marshall. 
VI. Charles Lester Scott, b. Feb. 12, 1871; m. Hattie Hall. 
VIL Celia Viola Scott, b. Aug. 22, 1874; m. Seth Wakefield. 

200. Eunice C.° Sprague (sister to No. 197), of Eaton 
Rapids, Mich. ; Author of several books ; b. Sept. 19, 1840, Lerov, 
Mich. ; m. Nov. 7, 1858, Vermontville, Mich., Henry S. Arnold, 
b. Dec. 26, 1830, Ogden, N. Y., son of Aaron (of Daniel) and 
Roxy (Brown) Arnold. He m. (1) Jane C. Curtis, who d. 
Feb. 14, 1858. He was one of the founders of the Charlotte 
Mfg. Co. of Charlotte, Mich. 


1. Claris Henryio Arnold, b. Aug. 12, 1859; m. Sept. 25, 1883, at Eaton 

Rapids, Mary J. Dornan. Children: 1. Nettie M.", b. Aug. 7, 
1884; m. Dec. 24, 1893, Roscoe Canedy and have Vern A.12 Can- 
edy, b. Jan. 14, 1895. 2. Glen I.n, b. Feb. 9, 1886. 3. Celia 
C", b. July 15, 1890. 4. Paul D.n, b. Sept. 3, 1893. 

2. Lyman Spragueio Arnold, b. Jan. 10, 1864; m. June 7, 1893, at Lyons, 

la., Ella V. Johnson. Child: Melva L.n, b. Jan. 19. 1897. 

3. William Bradfordio Arnold, b. Apr. 14, 1864. 

4. Jennie Marieio Arnold, b. May 10, 1869; m. Dec. 29, 1891, Charles J. 

Duce, of Ogden, N. Y. She d. Mch. 31, 1902. Children: Harcti 
C." Duce, b. Mch. 10, 1893. 2. Hazel C.^i Duce, b. Nov. 5. 1S94. 

5. Howard Hoytio Arnold, b. May 22. 1875; d. Feb. 2, 1S99. 

6. Kenneth Seymourio Arnold, b. Jan. 3, 1877; d. Mch. 8, 1877. 

7. . John Jayio Arnold, b. May 20, 1879. 

8. RoBwell Clifton Arnold, b. Jan. 8, 1882; m. Oct. 4, 1900, at Aurelia5. 

Mich., Vivian E. Vansiclen. Child: M. .T. Howard" Arnold, b. 
July 14, 1905. 

9. Everett Octavus Arnold, b. June 4, 1884; m. Aug. 1, 1898, at Lewis- 

ton, Idaho, Alice M. Chase. Child: Robert C^\ b. Jan. 31, 1911; 
d. Feb. 3, 1911. 

201. Hannah P.» Sprague (sister to No. 197), Vermont- 
ville, ]\[ich., R. F. D. No. 1, b. Aug. 3, 1842, at Vermontville: 
m. Jonathan N. Hawkin.^, b. Sept. 16, 1839, Perry, Ohio. 
son of Moses L. and Elizabeth D. (Owen) Hawkins, who came 
to Vermontville about 1S48. 

She was educated in All)ion College and he in Olivet Col- 
lege. He served iu Civil War over four years. They resided 
on the homestead farm of her father. Their children received 
college education. 



I, Ruth Hawkins, b. Aug 21, 1869; m. Henry H. Curtis, an 
editor, Vermontville, Mich. Child: Evelyn E.n Curtis, b. 
Jan. 1, 1896. 

u. Victor Hawkins, b. Dec. 28, 1875; m. Mary H. Hadden; 
res. 109 Burton Ave., Cleveland, Ohio. Children: 1. Jona- 
than D.ii Hawkins, b. July 2, 1904; 2. Margaret J.n b. 
Oct. 24, 1906; 3. Helenii, b. May 24, 1908. 
ni. Edna Graceio Hawkins, b. Dec. 19, 1880; m. Leroy "W, Srell; 

res. Grand Rapids, Mich. Child: ^ Srell, b. June 

11, 1909. 

rv. Pearl Hawkins, b. July 7, 1883. A teacher of music, 
Knoxville, Tenn. 

202. Rev. Jonathan A.^ Sprague (A^galus^ Jonathan', 
Thomas", Jonathan^ John*, John^ John^, Francis' ), of Kala- 
mazoo, Mich., b. Jan. 26, 1833, Hannibal, Oswego Co., N. Y.; 
d. Jan. 27, 1912, at Kalamazoo; m. (1) July 22, 1855, Adelaide 
Crawford, b. Nov. 2, 1836, Byron, Mich. ; d. Apr. 27, 1892, at 
Kalamazoo, dau. of Robert and Sally (Crooks) Crawford. He 
m. (2) Jan. 15, 1893, Mrs. IMary (Moreley) Bailey, who survived 

He was educated in the schools of Battle Creek, and at 
Olivet College. Drug clerk; merchant; became a minister in 
1859, and was in the ministry fifty-two and one-third years. 

In Civil War; enlisted Dec. 10, 1861, in Berdan's sharp- 
shooters and was made second lieutenant; taken prisoner on 
the fourth day of the fight before Richmond, and as Libby 
prison was full, was placed ^vith others in cattle cars where 
he contracted typhoid fever: was paroled and sent to hospital 
in Washington, but did not fully recover until after he reached 

Rev. Mr. Sprague was Legislative Postmaster three terms 
at Lansing, Mich. After his death a resolution in his honor 
was passed by the Senate and spread upon the records. 

L Flora Dell,io, b. Nov. 12, 1858 ; res. Kalamazoo ; a vocalist ; 

engaged in voice teaching and choir work. 
ir, Lillie May, b. May 1, 1861; m. Frederick Edward Morley, a 

merchant; res. Sparta, Mich. 
m. Alfred C, b. May 30, 1872; d. Dec. 31, 1873. 
IV. Herbert Foster, b. Nov. 10, 1875; organist and choir master 
at Trinity Episcopal Church, Toledo, Ohio. 


203. Rev. Frederick P." Spr-\gue (brother to No. 202), 
of Vermontville, Mich. A Congregational minister, b. Nov. 7, 
1858; m. Carrie Saekett. 


I. Augusta^ b. Sept., 1879; a teacher, Vermontville, Mich. 
II. Leila A., b. May, 1881; ra. Claud O. Hatfield. 
in. Rollin A., b. Dec, 1882; m. Harriet L. Barningham, a hard- 
ware merchant, Kalamazoo, Mich. Children: l. Frederick 
R.; II. Robert R.; iii. Caroline A.; iv, Howard O. 
rv. Roberta C. M., b. Jan., 1893. 

204. Edward J.® Sprague (Levi*', Jonathan^, Thomas', 
Jonathan', John*, John^ John^ Francis^), b. Dee. 29, 1852, Ver- 
montville, Mich. ; m. IMay 20, 1886, Lovina I. Green, b. Sept. 19, 
1866, at Vermontville, dau. of James L. and Catherine (Rulison) 
Green. He is a farmer, Vermontville. 


I. Leon, b. Apr. 12, 1887; d. Aug. 17, 1887. 

n. Cleon, b. Apr. 12, 1887; d. Aug. 21, 1887. 
ni. Mabel, b. Oct. 15, 1890. 
IV. Celia E., b. Feb, 12, 1894. 

205. Myron C.» Sprague (Caleb^ Jonathan^ Thomas', 
Jonathan', John*, John^ John-, Francis^), b. June 19, 1857, Au- 
gusta, Mich.; d. there May 16, 1893; m. Apr. 11, 1880, Mar>- 
Mahala Ridley, b. July 1, 1863, Bedford, ]\Iich. ; d. June 10, 
1906, dau. of George W. and Sarah A. (Goff) Ridley. He was 
a farmer, Augusta, Mich. 

Their children died young except: 

V. Ruth ElizabethiOj b. Aug. 17, 1888. 
VI. Sarah Blanche, b. Mch. 20, 1892. 

206. Carrie E.« Sprague (Parmenas*, I^a^ Jonathan', 
Jonathan', John*, John^ John^, Francis^), of Akron, O., 1077 
E. Market St. (1912), b. Jan. 20, 1864; m. Thomas J. Heninger, 
b. Aug. 31, 1857, Chilhowie, Va., son of Hiram G..and Caroline 
B. (Harris) Heninger. .Mr. Heninger is in the real estate busi- 
ness at Akron. 

I. H. Clyde^o, b. Feb. 7, 1890; res. in Akron. 


207. Nora C." Spr-vgue (Oscar*', Elisha«, Elisha', David', 
Peleg», Ephraim*, John^ John-, Francis^), b. May 15, 1852, 
Fabius, N. Y. ; m. July 14, 1875, William Li\'ingston Klein, b. 
Jan. 28, 1851, Barry, 111. Mr. Klein is a graduate of Cornell 
and was engaged in educational work for several years after his 
marriage. After a short residence in Chicago they moved in 
1882 to Minneapolis, where Mr. Klein has been engaged for 
thirty years in the publication of technical and professional 


1. Horace Caldwell^ Klein, b. June 13, 1876, Woodstock, 111.; m. June 

13, 1905, Grace Eugene Trask, b. Jan. 13, 1877, at Minneapolis. 
He is business manager of the advertising department of the 
Webb Printing Co., St. Paul. 


1. Katherinei2 Klein, b. Nov. 21, 1906, at Minneapolis. 

2. Horace Dudley Klein, b. Jan. 28, 1908, at St. Paul. 

3. Virginia Klein, b. July 21, 1910, at St. Paul. 

4. Alice Avery Klein, b. Dec. 3, 1911, at St. Paul. 

2. Kenneth Oscar Klein, b. Feb. 13, 1888, at Minneapolis. 

208. Elizabeth C.^" Sprague (Duportal®, Elisha^ Elisha', 
David*, Peleg% Ephraim*, John^ John-, Francis^), b. May 10, 
1860, Fabius, N. Y. ; m. Oct. 5, 1887, Willard H. Knapp, of 
Fabius, and subsequently moved to a farm three miles west of 
Cortland purchased by her fa\her. Mr. Knapp has made a 
specialty of breeding fine poultry. 


1. Herbert Sprague" Knapp, b. June 30, 1888; d. Apr. 22, 1890. 

2. Cadwell Duportal Knapp, b. July 3, 1890; d. Sept. 7, 1897. 

3. Harold Sprague Knapp, b. Oct. 1, 1892. 

4. Florence Barbara Knapp, b. Mch. 4, 1897. 

5. Elizabeth Corinne Knapp, b. Apr. 21, 1899. 

209. Florence M.^° Sprague (Jesse®, Elisha*, Elisha', 
David®, Peleg', Ephraim*, John^, John-, Francis^), b. Nov. 3, 
1856, Groton, N. Y. : m. May 15, 1880, at St. George's, Blooms- 
burj^ London, England, John Franklin Genung, b. Jan. 27, 
1850, Candor, N. Y., son of Abrara C. and Martha (Dye) Ge- 
nung. He was graduated at Union College in 1870; taught 


two years; graduated from Rochester Theological Seminary in 
1875 ; was pastor three years ; entered Leipsic University, 1878 ; 
took the Ph.D. degree at his graduation in 1881. In 1882 he 
became Professor of Rhetoric at Amherst College, Amherst, 
Mass., a position which he still holds. He is the author of sev- 
eral publications. 

Mrs, Genung communicated to the author the genealogy of 
some of the descendants of David**. 


1. Marthaii Genung, b. Mch. 18, 1886; m. June 22, 1905, Foster Water- 

man Stearns. 

2. Elinor SpragTie Genung, b. July 23, 1892. 

3. John Franklin Genung, b. Dec. 12, 1894. 

210. John C.^° Sprague (John», John«, John^ William*. 
William', Benjamin*, John^ John^ Francis^), of Venango, Neb., 
and Canton, 111., farmer, b. Oct. 5, 1864; m. Oct. 5, 1892, Ve- 
nango, Neb. ^lary Rowley. 

(One born at Venango, the others at Canton, HI.) 
I. Edith Estella,", b. Jan. 7, 1894. 
n. Robert, b. July 14, 1899; d. Aug. 7, 1899. 
m. Bernice Julia, b. July 20, 1900. 
TV. Edna Margaret, b. Dec. 2, 1902. 

211. Effie^" Sprague (sister to No. 210), b. May 4, 1866; 
m. Oct. 17, 1906, Wood River, Neb., Charles H. Watkins. Res. 
Venango, Neb. 


1. Helen Margaret" Watkins, b. Oct. 10, 1907. 

2. Charles Holden Watkins, b. Feb. 6, 1909. 

3. Wilma Mary Watkins, b. Aug. 8, 1911. 

212. WiNNiFRED^** Sprague (sister to No. 210), b. Jan. 
10, 1868; m. Dec. 9, 1885, Wood River, Neb., John C. Boone. 
Res. Wood River. 


1. Roy Wilford" Boone, b. Mch. 27, 1887; d. Nov. 19, 1906. 

2. Alice Lina Boone, b. Dec. 19, 1888; a teacher. 


3. Robert Earl Boone, b. Aug. 2, 1890; an electrician. 

4. Harry John Boone, b. Aug. 6, 1892. 

5. Edna Marguerite Boone, b. Dec. 1, 1893; d. Oct. 1, 1898. 

6. Dorothy Hazel Boone, b. Dec. 7, 1898. 

7/ William Charles Boone, b. Sept. 4, 1900. 

8. Eichard Arthur Boone, b. Feb. 14, 1902. 

213. George E.** Sprague (brother to No. 210), of Med- 
ford, Ore. Horticulturist; b. June 2, 1870; m. June 2, 1898, 
Wood River, Neb., Martha Hooton. 


I, Richard Lee", b. Mch., 1899, Wood River, Neb. 

n. Wayne Leslie, b. Mch., 1901, Alberta, Canada. 

in. Lyman Angus, b. Jan., 1903, Alberta, Canada. 

IV. Paul Lauren, b. .Tune, 1905, Medford, Ore. 

V. Helen Iva, b. Nov., 1907, Medford, Ore. 

214. Edna L.^» Sprague (sister to No. 210), b. July 17, 
1874; m. Dee. 27, 1899, Wood River, Neb., James Henry Ken- 
dall. Res. (1912) Salem, Ore. 


1. Bernard J." Kendall, b. Apr. 28, 1902; d. Jan. 21, 1904. 

2. Louise Margaret Kendall, b. Mch. 31, 1903. 

3. Alton T. Kendall, b. July 16, 1904. 

4. Byron O. Kendall, b. Feb. 24, 1906. 

5. Quentin L. Kendall, b. May 12, 1907. 

6. Marjorie D. Kendall, b. Oct. 8, 1909. 

7. Doris Kendall, b. Jan. 25, 1912. 

215. Florence^" Sprague (Ethan^ John^ John^ Wil- 
liam', William% Benjamin*, John^, John^ Francis^), of Chicago, 
111., 6034 Ingleside Ave. ; b. July 8, 1858 ; m. July 7, 1884, Erie, 
Pa., Daniel Colclough DriscoU of London, Eng., son of Cornelius 
and Catherine (Colclough) Driscoll. 


1. Lucy Catherineii Driscoll, b. Jan. 20, 1886, at Chicago. A.B. (Univ. 
of Chicago); A.M. (Univ. of Chicago) in dept. of Archaeology 
and Hist, of Art. At present Museum Curator and Asst. to the 
Director, Art Institute, Chicago. The author is indebted to Miss 
Driscoll for the genealogy of the descendants of John". 


216. Otis M.^" Sprague (brother to No. 215), b. Apr. 
13, 1860 ; m. Sept. 2, 1882, Springboro, Pa., Hellena Margareta 
Guckenbiehl, dau. of Jacob and Rachel (Schlandeeker) Gucken- 
biehl. She d. Apr. 8, 1909, Erie, Pa. He is a well-driller, Her- 
miston, Ore. 

1. Otis Eobert Eansomii, b. July 16, 1883, Conneautville, Pa.; 
m. June 29, 1907, Westfield, N. T., Adelaide Berenice 
Blakeslee, dau. of Talbert W. and Christiana (Springer) 
Blakeslee. Eeal estate, Hermiston, Ore. 

I. Autumn Eleanoris, b. Nov. 18, 1908, at Erie. 
n. Morrell Talbert, b. June 30, 1910, Pendleton, Ore. 

217. Nellie^'' Sprague (Freedom*, John^ John^ Wil- 
liam", William^ Benjamin^ John^ John^, Francis^) b. Nov. 20, 
1867; m. May 1, 1890, Holyoke, Colo, Isaac Homer Saylor. R«s. 
(1912) Holyoke. 


1. Ethel Elizabethii Saylor, b. Mch. 8, 1891. 

2. Harry Sprague Saylor, b. Mch. 30, 1892. 

3. William Freedom Saylor, b. Dec. 13, 1893. 

4. Helen Mahala Saylor. b. Jan. 20, 1894. 

5. Eobert Ingersoll Saylor, b. May 20, 1901. 

6. Edith Lyndall Saylor, b. July 21, 1902. 

218. Harry B.^° Sprague (brother to No. 217), of Sedg- 
wick, Colo., b. Aug. 23, 1870: m. Sept. 8, 1905, Manitou, Colo., 
Rosalie Shockey. 

I. Wyvard Eusselln, b. Aug. 27, 1906. 
II. Majel, b. Jan. 24, 1908. 
m. John Wendell, b. Nov, 21, 1910. 

219. Jay^o Sprague (Reuben^ Philetus«, Jonathan^ 
Thomas', Jonat.haIl^ John*, John^ John^ Francis^, of Tustin, 
Mich., farmer; b. Mch. 24, 1850; m. Minnie Scott, b. June 23, 
1851, in N. Y., dau. of Alfred and Lydia (Carter) Scott. 

I. Orange P.n, b. Mch. 29, 1871; m. DoHa Demke, b. Apr. 29, 
1879, dau. of Andrew, i^es. Cadillac, Mich. 


n. Hart, b. Feb. 2, 1873; m. Lena Lefler. 
ni. Alfred, b. May 2, 1877; m. Almeda Swartz. Ees. Weidman, 

IV. Hattie, b. Mch. 22, 1885; m. Claud Eogers, Res. Cadillac, 
Mich. Children: Edna A.ia^ Gladys V., and Mildred A. 
V. Ray, b. Oct. 29, 1886. 
222. VI. Lee, b. Aug. 1, 1888. 

220. Frank A.^° Sprague (Pando^a^ Philetns*, Jona- 
than^, Thomas^, Jonathan^, John*, John^, John^, Francis^), of 
Kirkwood, Mo., 119 E. Woodbine Ave. ; sales mgr. for the 
John Deere Plow Co., b. Jan. 22, 1856; m. SteUa Wright, b. 
Jan. 12, 1861, Lisbon, 111., dau. of Thomas and Melissa (Hills) 


I. Ethel Genevieveii, b. Oct. 27, 1885. 

II. Raymond Addison, b. May 29, 1887; res. Grand Prairie, Alta., 

III. Florence Marguerite, b. Oct. 1, 1889. 

IV. Marion Eh'a, b. Oct. 12, 1890. 

V. Frank Wright, b. Mch. 21, 1892. 

VI. Vernon McNeil, b. Sept. 16, 1894. 

VII. Gertrude, b. Jan. 5, 1896. 

vni. Howard Miles, b. July 5, 1898. 

IX. Donald Herbert, b. Sept. 20, 1899. 

221. Victor D.^** Sprague (brother to No. 220), b. Nov. 
21, 1869, Vermontville, Mich. ; m. Oct. 2, 1894, Charlotte, Mich., 
Gertrude Davis, b. Aug. 7, 1870, at Charlotte, dau. of Warren 
and Eliza M. (Allen) Davis. 

He is an attorney-at-law, Cheboygan, Mich. 


I. Don Allen", b. Apr. 16, 1896. 
u. Doris McNeil, b. Dec. 17, 1900. 
m. Jessie Eliza, b. Nov. 6, 1904. 

222. Lee" Sprague (Jay'°, Reuben% Philetus', Jonathan^ 
Thomas', Jonathan^, John*, John^, John-, Francis^, of Goble- 


ville, Mich., R. F. D., No. 2. Farmer, b. Aug. 1, 1888, in Cherry 
Valley Tp., Lake Co., Mich. ; m. Viola Madole, b. June 6, 1889, 
in Sherman Tp., Osceola Co., Mich., dau. of Robert and Maude 
(Webb) Madole. 


I. Leona Dale", b. Oct. 22, 1909. 

u. Alfred Keith, b. Sept. 10, 1911. 




of Hingham^ Mass.^ 



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Edward Spra^e worshipwTed ht-ie and lies burievl iu the liiurchyard. 



of Hingham^ Mass.^ 


223. Edward Spr-vgue, of Upway,* Co. Dorset, England, 
; d. in 1614; m. about 1597, Christiana , who sur- 

vived him. Their children named in his will were : 

I. Alice, b. ; m. June 5, 1615, at Fordington, St. George, 

Kiehard Eames. (Dorset Parish Registers, iv, 13SJ 

224. n. Ralph, b. 1603. ..- 
HI. Edward. 

225. IV. Richard, b. 1605. 

V. Christopher. 

226. VI. William, b. 1609; he was about 19 years old when he came 

with his brothers Ralph and Richard to Salem in 162S. 

Edward Sprague of Upway was a fuller by trade. His 
Fulling Mill was standing until recently. The church in which 
he worshiped is shown in the illustration. He died in Upway 
in 1614 and it was his request that his body be buried in the 
village church yard. His will was proven Oct. 13, 1614, in the 
Prerogative Court of Canterbury. It was discovered among 
the papers of Capt. William" Sprague (Joseph^, William'*, Ed- 
ward% John-, Ralph^), of Leicester, Mass., who died in 1832 
and was published in the second edition of Hosea Sprague "s 
Genealogy of the Sprag^ies in Hingham. The following is a 


. The Vlth day of .Tune in the year of our Lord God, 1614. 
In the nan\e of God, Amen. 

I, EDWARD SPRAGUE of X^pway in the County of Dorset, 
fuller, being sick and weak of body, i^iit well and perf.^e-'- in 
mind, thanks l)e given unto Almighty God, do ordain and appoint 

^Sometimes spelled Upwey. 



this my last Will and Testament to be made in manner and form 
following. That is to say, first of all, I do bequeath my soul 
unto Almighty God, my savior and redeemer, and my body to 
be buried within the church yard. As for such temporal goods 
as God hath blessed me withall, I give and bequeath as hereafter 
follows : viz. I give unto the parish church of Upway ten shillings. 

Item — I give unto the poor of the said parish of Upway ten 

, Item — I give unto Ralph.Sprague my eldest son one of the 
oldest pair of shears in my shop and one lesser pair called the 

Item — I give and bequeath unto my eldest daughter Alice 
Sprague fifty pounds, to be paid within one year after my 

Item — I give and bequeath unto Edward Sprague my sec- 
ond son, two pairs of shears and twenty pounds to be paid like- 
wise within one year after my decease. 

Item — I give and bequeath unto Richard Sprague ray third 
son twenty pounds to be paid when he shall be one and twenty 
years of age. 

Item — I give and bequeath unto Christoplier Sprague ray 
fourth son twenty pounds to be paid when he shall be of the 
age of one and twenty years. 

Item — I give and bequeath unto William Sprague my young- 
est son twenty pounds to be paid when he shall be of the age 
of one and twenty years. 

All the rest of my goods mova])le and unmovable I give and 
bequeath unto Christian [Christiana] Sprague my wife whom 
I do make my whole [sole] executrix of this my last Will and 

ME:M0RAND: that if Richard Sprague, Christopher 
Sprague or William Sprague shall happen to die either of them 
before they shall be of the age of one and twenty years, that 
then their legacies to remain to the other then living. 

Finally,! do appoint Henry Samweys and Willia[m] Bryar 
overseers of this my last Will and Testament in the presence of 
those whose names are underwritten. 

John Bishoppe 

John X Tayler. 
( mark 

]\lEilORAND: that whereas, the living of the aforesaid 
Edward Sprague doth fall unto his son Rnlph Sprague after his 
decease, the said Ralph Sprague dutli upon his father's reque.-st 



promise that his mother Christian [Christiana] Sprague shall 
quietly enjoy the said living until he shall be one and twenty 
years of age, 


A true and perfect Inventory indented of all and singular 
the goods, rightes, chatties and debts of Edward Sprague late 
of Upway in the County of Dorset, FULLER, deceased, made 
the sixth day of June, and appriced and valued by Thomas 
Leball, John Sellar, Willia[m] Bryar and Francis George, as 
followeth, viz. 1614. 





IMPRIMUS, his wearing Apparell, 

Item, a piece of Russet cloth, 

Hem, two beds furnished, 

Hem, one coverled and a carpet 

Item, ten pair of sheets, board cloths, with two 
pair of pillow byes, and six table nap- 

7<em, thirteen silver spoons, 

Item,, one cupboard, nineteen pewter vessels, 
three candle sticks, and three salts, . . . 

Item, four coffers, one chest, two chairs and a 

Hem, a sword and dagger, 

Item, two other beds furnished, 

Itetix, mill, 

Item, a sack of wheat and a sack of malt, .... 

Ite'm, iron ropes, with other old yron [iron] , . . 

Item, one willow, four old tub=; with a hedlop, 

Item, one table, board and cupboard, 

Item, five barrels, Avith other timber vessels, . . 

Item, two frying pans, one spit, two andyrons 
three pair of pothooks, with other kyt- 
chin stuff, 

Item, one and twenty brass vessels, viii 

Hem, butter and cheese, i 

Hem, a cheese press, a ladder thread, with 
other small implements, 

Hem, four payer [pair] of fuller's shears with 
the shear bords and iron bar, beams, and 
scales and weights with other things at 
the mill, 

Hem,, three saddles, 

Hem, one pyge [pig] , 

Hem, seven kyne, with three yearlings, .... 

Hem,, one horse 




















Item, fourscoure sheep and forty two lambs, 40 

Item, four acres and a half of corn, viii 

Item, due unto the administratrix without « 

specially, xvi x 

Item, due upon bond, 131 vi 

Suma totalissimus Inyeutury, £cclviii vi 


At the date of the will, none of the six children were of 
age. Richard died without issue. Ralph and William became 
the heads of long lines of descendants in America. The three 
brothers, Ralph, Richard and William Sprague, came to Salem, 
Mass.jin 1628 in the interests of the Massachusetts Bay Company, 
paying their own transportation. Soon after their arrival, they 
with three or four others were commissioned by Governor 
Endicott of Salem to explore the country about ^lishawum. They 
undertook the journey, traveling about twelve miles to the west- 
ward through the woods on a neck of land between the ^Mystic 
and Charles River. This was in the country of the Albergenians, 
an Indian tribe with whom they made peace. Thomas Walford, 
a smith, was already living there. It is presumed that the 
Spragues wintered there in tents. In the spring of 1629 came 
Mr. Graves, the Company's engineer and Mr. Bright, the min- 
ister, and others. Mr. Graves laid out the town and the building 
of houses Mas commenced. They named the town Charlestown. 

Hon. Edward Everett in his oration commemorative of the 
Bi-eentennial of the arrival of Winthrop at Charlestown, in 
speaking of the Spragues said, '"They are the founders of the 
settlement in this place" and "were persons of character, sub- 
stance and enterprise; excellent citizens; generous public bene- 
factors ; and the heads of a very large and respectable family of 

Hosea Sprague wrote in 1833, "The Tombstones of Lieu- 
tenant Ralph and Captain Richard Sprague, the first settlers of 
Charlestown, remain to this day ; the inscription however is 
almost obliterated by the dropping of water. ' ' 

Ref. Spragues of Hingham ; Frothiugham's Hist, of Charles- 
town; Felt's Annals of Saleiu : Hutchinson's Hist, of Mass.: 
Bradford's Hist, of Mass.; "Founding of Charlestown by the 
Spragues, a Glimpse of the Begimiinir of the IMass. Bay Settle- 


nient," Henry II. Spragrue, 1910, — a pamphlet of 39 pages ia 
which Mr. Sprague concludes that the three brothers came with 
Gov. Eudieott in the Abigail which arrived at Salem, Sept. 6, 

224. Ralph^ Sprague (Edward of Up way, Co. Dorset, 
England) b. 1603 in Eng., d. Nov. 1650, Maiden, Mass. : m. Aug. 
15, 1623, at Fordington, St. George, Joanna Warren. (Dorset 
Parish Registers, iv, 136.) She was the dau. of Richard Warren 
of Fordington, Eng. (N. E. H. & G. Reg. xl, 110.) She m. (2) 
Edward Converse and d. Dec. 11, 1715 in ]\Ialden. 

He was a farmer and one of the founders of Charlestown, 
Mass. Frothingham in History of Charlestown, p. 21, says, '*He 
was a prominent and valuable citizen, active in promoting the 
welfare of the town and of the Colon}'. ' ' The genealogy of his 
descendants has been compiled by Dr. E. 6. Sprague of Barre, Vt. 


1. Jobn2, b. 1624, in Eng.; m. May 2, 1651, Lydia Goffe. 
II. Richard, b. abt 1627, in Eng.; m. twice but had no issue. 
m. Jabez, d. 1651, soon after signing in the settlement of his 
father's estate, leaving a wid., Judith. He had been in 
Barbadoes trade for his uncle Richard Sprague. , 
iv^ Samuel, bap. June 3, 1632, in Charlestown; m. Aug. 23, 1655, 

Rebecca Crawford. 
V. Mary, bap. Sept. 14, 1634, in Charlestown; m. Daniel Edraands. 
VT. Phineas, bap. May 31, 1637, in Charlestown; m. (1) Dec. 11, 
1661, Mary Carrington; m. (2) Jan. 5, 1669-70, Sarah 
VU. Jonathan, d. Dec, 1650, in Maiden 

225. Richard^ Sprague (Edward of Up way, Co. Doi-set, 
England) of Charlestown, Mass., b. 1605 in Eng., d. Nov, 25, 
1668, ae. 63, at Charlestown; ra. in Eng. before coming, Mary 
Sharp dau. of Nicholas -. her sister Alice was the wife of Robert 
Rand. (Dows Fam. 1890, p. 1.) Mary d. before June 16, 1674, in 
Charlestown at which time her will was probated. 

They had no children. 
1628. One of the founders of Charlestown. 

1630, One of the founders of first Church in Boston. 

1631, May 18. Made Freeman. 

1632, Oct. Dismissed from 1st Church of Boston to new 
Church in Charlestown. 


1638. Captain of Charlestown train band. 

1664 and 1659 to 1666. Rppresentative in General Court from 

1646-7. Second Sergeant of Artillery Qo. 

1652-3. First Sergeant of Artillery Co. 

1659-10. Ensign of Artillery Co. ' 

1665-6 and 1668. Lieutenant of Artillery Co. 

1668, Sept. 15. Makes his will, and gives to Harvard College 
£400, and thirty-one ewes and thirty Iambs : to his 
brother William of Hingham his sword ; to his nephew 
Richard, son of Ralph, his wharf and warehouse with 
other property; mentions wife ^lary. His estate was 
valued at £2357, 16s. 8d. 
(Ref. Wjnnan's Charlestown Gen., 892; Spragues of Hing- 
ham Gen. ; An. & Hon. Arty. Co. of Boston, Hist, of 1S95, O. A. 

Robert, pp. 78, 154, 172, 483.) 

226. William^ Sprague (Edward of Up way, Co. Dorset, 

England), b. 1609, in Eng., d. Oct. 26, 1675, in Hingham, :Mass.; 

m. 1635, in Charlestown, IMass., ^lillesaint Eame.s, b. : d. 

Feb. 8, 1695-6 in Hingham, dau. of Lieut. Anthonv and i^Iarirerv 

( ). 

1629, The names of Ralph, Richard and William Sprague stand 
at the head of the list of settlers in the record of the rirst 
meeting of the inhabitants of Charlestown. (See Green's 
narrative. ) 

1629. He visited Hingham in a boat. 

1635, jMillesaint his wife was admitted to the Church in 

1635-6, Jan. 2. His name appears for the last time in the list 
of inhabitants of Charlestown. 

1636, He and his father-in-law obtained grants of land in Hing- 
ham and removed there, where he eontinuel to live (except 
at one time he appears as a resident of ililford, Mass.). 
His house lot, on T'nion St. "over the river," was said 
to be the pleasantest lot in Hingham. 

1636 to 1647. In the "Old Grant Book'' are recorded many 
parcels of land and mcadov/ given him by the town. 


1645. He was chosen one of the seven Selectmen, "to order the 
prudential affairs of the town." 

1651, Mch. 28. He purchased of Thomas Hammond, "Plan- 
ter," a dwelling house with 5 acres of land adjoining his 
own homestead, together with other lands in that locality; 
also 20 acres on the opposite side of the river against the 
end of the aforesaid house lot. 

1662, Constable and Collector of town rates. 

1675, Oct. 19. Made his will. The following is a copy: 


IN THE NA:\IE op GOD, AIVIEN. The nineteenth day of 
October, in the year of our Lord God, One thousand, six hundred, 
seventy five. I, WILLIA:\r SPEAGUE, senior, of Hingham, in 
New England, being sick in body, but yet of perfect memory; 
praised be almighty God ! do make and declare this my last will 
and testament, in manner and form following: Revoking, and 
by these presents, making void, and of no force, all and evfry 
will and wills heretofore by me made, and declared, either by 
word or writing, and this to be taken only, for my last will, and 
none other. 

FIRST and principally, I commit and commend my soul 
into the hands of Almighty God, and my body to the earth, to 
be decently buried, at the discretion of my executor hereafter 
mentioned, hoping of salvation, both of soul and body, by the 
mercies of God in tlie merits of my Savior Jesus Ciirist. And 
as for such temporal estate as it hath pleased God to bestow upon 
me, I do order, give and dispose the same in manner and form 
as followeth — that is to say : 

FIRST— I will that all those just debts and duties that I 
owe in right and conscience to any person whatsoever, shall be 
well and truly contented and paid by my Executor hereafter 
named out of my Estate, with my funeral charges, which I will 
shall be first paid. 

ITE^r — I give and bequeath unto ^lillesaint Sprague, ray 
loving wife, the sum of Ten pounds in money, one Cow and one 

ITEM — I give unto the said Millesaint, my wife, ten pounds 
per annum during the term of her natural life, (to be paid to 
her by my son, William Sprague, which I have reserved for 
her, as may fully appear by a deed of gift under my hand iind 
seal to my said son, William, of my house and several lands and 


commons, as is therein expressed,) and the summering and win- 
tering of 6ne cow and one horse, and the use of one half of my 
dwelling house, and half the orchard, according as I have re- 
served upon the said deed of gift. 

ITEM — I give unto Millesaint, my said wife thirty and five 
pounds which is due from me by my son, Anthony Sprague, to 
be paid five pounds a year until the whole be paid ; that is to 
say, in case my said wife live till all the said payments be made 
to her; but if my wife decease, before all the said payments of 
thirty and five pounds be Tuade, then my mind and will is, that 
what is remaining unpaid of the said thirty and five pounds 
at my wife's decease, shall be divided equally amongst all my 
. children hereafter named, that is to say : my son Anthony 
Sprague, my son Samuel Sprague, my son William Sprague, 
my daughter, Perses Doggett, the Avdfe of John Doggett, Joanna 
Church, the wife of Caleb Church, and Mary King, the wife of 
Thomas King, every one of them to have part alike. 

ITEM — I give unto ^Millesaint, my said wife, all my house- 
hold stuff and furniture, linen, woolen, and utensils of 
hold whatsoever, for and during the term of her natural life : 
and after my wife's decease my mind and will is, that it shall 
be divided amongst all my aforesaid children, every one of them 
to have part and part alike. And all my cattle not before 
given in this my will, to be immediately after my decease. 
disposed of by my Executor, as followeth : that is to say : to my 
son William Sprague two steers three years old and the ( .') and 
one cow; and all the rest of my cattle to be equally divide<l 
among the rest of my children aforenamed, every one of them 
to have part and part alike. 

ITEM — I give and bequeath unto Anthony Sprague. my 
Sword, which was my brother Richard Sprague 's, and one of 
my bigg£'st pewter platters, and twenty shillings in money: 
which, with what I have given him before, in Land and other 
things, and his part of my household stuff and cattle, after the 
decease of myself and my wife, as is afore expressed, I judge a 
sufficient portion for him. 

ITEAr — I give unto my son John Sprague, a piece of salt 
marsh, lyijig at I.yford's liking river, in Ilingham. containing 
two acres and a half, be it more or le.^s. which was given me by 
the tovru of Ilingham, to enjoy to him. and his heirs and assigns 
forever. And I do give unto my son John Sprague my scarge 
suit of apparel, which with a Neck of Upland, called Sprague 's 
Island, lying by the aforesaid meadow which I formerly gave 
to him, I judge a sufficient portion for him. 


ITEM — I give unto my sou Samuel Sprague my cloth coat, 
which was my brother's and one of my biggest pewter platters. 

ITEM — I give and bequeath unto my son Jonathan Sprague, 
threescore acres of Land, lying in the bounds of the township of 
Providence, in New England, which I lately purchased of John 
Dexter, of the said Providence ; which said threescore acres of 
land, I do give to my son Jonathan during the term of his natural 
life ; and after his decease unto his heirs male, lawfully begotten 
of his body, lawfully begotten or to be begotten; and for want 
of such heirs, the said threescore acres of Land to return to the 
next heirs of the Spragues descended from me. Also, I give 
unto my said son Jonathan Sprague my best cloth suit of apparel. 

ITEM — I give unto William Sprague one feather bed, which 
he used to lodge upon when he lived with me, and one of my 
biggest pewter platters. 

ITEM — I do make and ordain Millesaint Sprague, my lov- 
ing wife, my full and sole executrix of this my last will and tes- 
tament. , 

In witness whereof, I the said William Sprague have here- 
unto set my hand and seal, the day above v,-ritten. 


and a §eal. 

Signed, sealed, published and delivered by the above said 
William Sprague, senior, to be his last will and testament, in 
presence of us Avitnesses. 



Daniel Gushing, sen., and Daniel Gushing, jr., apoeared 
before JOHN LEVERETT, Esq., Governor, etc. (Plymouth Go. 
Mass. Probate Rec.) 

All their children were born in Hingham except Anthony, 
who was bom in Gharlestown. 


Anthony, b. Sept. 2, 1635. 

John, bap. Apr., 1638. 

Samuel, bap. May 24, 1640. 

Jonathan, bap. Mch. 20, 1641-2; d. July 4, 1647, 

Persi.s, bap. Nov. 12, 1643; m. 1673, John Doggett, 

Joanna, bap. Dec. 36, 1644; m. Dec. 16, 1667, Caleb Church.^ 

Jonathan, b. May 28, 1648. 

William, b. May 7, 1650. 

Mary, b. Apr. 25, 1653; m. Thomas King of Seituate, Mass. 

Hannah, b. Feb. 25, 1654 5; d. Mch, 31, 1658, 

















227. Anthony- Spilvgue (William^ bap. in Chariestown, 
Mass., June 23, 1636; d. Sept. 3. 171'J, ae. 84, Hingham, Mass.; 
HL there Dec. 26, 1661, Elizabeth- Bartlett who d. Feb. 17, 1712- 
13, dau. of Roberts b. 1603, in England; d. 1676 ae 73, and 
Mary- (Warren) of Richard^ and Elizabeth. The Warrens were 
Mayflower immigrants. 

Farmer ; Selectman in 1688, 1692 and 1700 ; resd. on pater- 
nal homestead, Hingham Centre. Apr. 19 or 20, 1676, the Indians 
in Phillips War burned his home and five others. Will dated 
July 21, 1716, probated Oct. 12, 1719. (Hing. Gen. Fam. 2.) 

i:\2. I. Anthonys, b. Aug. 18, 1663, 

n. Benjamin, b. Aug. 16, 1665; d Sept. 27, 1690. 
ur. John, b. Sept. 30, 1667; d. Oct 23, 1690. 
IV. Elizabeth, b. Sept. 5, 1669; d. Oct. 11, 1690. , 

233. V. Samuel, b. Mch. 8, 1671-2, 

VI. Sarah, b. May 23, 1674; m. Caleb Bate, widower, -Tune 10, 

234. vn. James, b. Jan. 23, 1677-8. 

235. VIII. Josiah, b, Apr. 23, 1680. 

236. IX. Jeremiah, b. July 24, 1682. 

237. X Eichard, b. Apr. 10, 1685. 

xr, Matthew, b. Mch. 27. 1688; d. .Tune 16, 1783; ra. Sept. 13, 
1716, Sarah Fearing, (Hing. Fam.. 9.) 

228. JoHN^ Sprague (William^) of jMendon, j\Iass., bap. 
Apr. 1638, Hingham, Mass. : d. Oct. 26, 1683, at Mendon, on 
his homestead (now in the extreme South West corner of Milford 
on the road from Mendon) of 20 acres purchased from John 
Bartlett. He m. Dec. 13, 1666, Weymouth, Mass., Elizabeth', 
dau. of William- and Elizabeth (Pitts) Holbrook. 

1662, May 23, William Holbrook, afterwards his father-in-law, 
signs the regulations and being one of the proprietors, is 
chosen one of the managers for that year for Mendham, 
afterwards incorporated as IMendon. 

1662, Sept. 8. The Indian deed for 8 miles square, of Mendon 
is given to Peter Brackett and Moses Payne. 

1667, May 15. The town of Mendon incorporated by Gen. 
Court at Boston. 

1666, Dec. 13. He married Elizabetli. dau. of William Holbrook 
at Weymouth. 


1669, His father-in-law and probably himself rem. to Mendon. 

1670, May 7. He was one of the 18 petitioners including his 
father-in-law to the Gen. Court at Boston, from IMendon, 
for freedom from rates for 3 years, which was not granted. 
In this year he built the first house in Milford (then part 
of Mendon) on the 20 acres he bought of John Bartlett 
and there he lived and died and his son William^ after 

1670-1, Jan. 1. Chosen constable. 

1671-2, Jan. 1. At the meeting of Selectmen it was voted that 
there should be a division of the Swamps, and he received 
two tracts, being the owner of two proprietary rights, 
and the number of proprietors was then 34. He is also 
stated to be the son-in-law of William Holbrook. 

1671-2, Jan. 1. His brother Jonathan was living near, and was 
chosen Recorder of Mendon. 

1671, June 14. He drew the first choice in 23 at the "lot draw- 
ing" for the "doubling" of his "house lot, to be taken in 
two plains," the "M Plain" and the "Pine Plain." At 
this time there were 37 shareholders. 

1671, Nov, Selectmen ordered that he be assessed all the rates 
on his lands. 

1672-3, Jan. 1. Chosen "Fence Viewer." 

1675, July 14. Mendon was the first town in Mass. attacked 
by the Indians in King Phillips War, and in the follow- ^ 
ing winter "Deserted ^lendham was laid in ashes." 

1675, Oct. 26. His father William died at Hingham, leaving 
to his brother Jonathan, 60 acres in Providence, R. I. 
The settlers having been driven from IMendon at this 
time, Jonathan settled in R. I. At the breaking out of 
the war, he (John) and his father-in-law were owners 
of lots and heads of families in ^lendon. They returned 
after the war was over. 

1682, He sold his estate in Hingham. 

1683, Oct, 26, He died at Mendon as stated in Ballou's Hist. 
Milford. His will dated Sept. 14, 1683, probated Nov. 2, 
1683, sliows names of children and his sons not then of 
age. Father-in-law William Holbrook to be overseer of 


1684-5, Jan. 11. His widow Elizabeth is assessed for minister's 

salary 10s. 9d. Her name does not occur after this in 

annals of Mendon. 
1703, Oct. 27. R. I. Hist. Records iii, 481. In the matter of 

Jonathan Sprague v. James Bick, appealed to the Gen. 

Assembly by the defendant, said Bick is said to have 

married the widow Elizabeth. 
1686 to 1696. This James Bick seems to have been a resident 

of Mendon during which time he had a controversy with 

the authorities which ended with his being compelled to 

leave the town. 

1695, Apr. 3. James Bick purchased from John Mowry, Jr., 
a farm in the "Inman Purchase," No. Smithfield, R. I., 
about 2 miles south of Woonsocket Hill and 

1771, Apr. 27, James and Elizabeth Bick sold to Richard 
Phillips a portion of this farm. (Nar. Hist. Mag. vi. 80.) 
1707-8, Feb. 4. At the 5th division of lands in Mendon, at which 
200 acres were granted to a 40-aere lot. 
The son John drew the 4th choice. 
The son William drew the 24tli choice. 
The son Ebenezer drew the 53d choice 
The four sisters drew the ISth choice. 
1713, At the 6th division of 300 acres of cedar and other swamps, 
10a. to each 40a. lot . . 

The son John drew the 75th choice. 
The son "William drew the 106th choice. 
The son Ebenezer and his sisters the 96th choice. 

1696, Sept. 9. In will of William Holbrook, his daughter Eliza- 
beth Bick is given £12 ; therefore it seems certain that her 
2d marriage to James Bick occurred between 1684-5 and 

(Ref. Hing. Gen. Fam. 3; Annals of Mendon; Ballou's Hist. 
Milf ord ; R. I. Hist. Records : Nar- Hist. Mag. ; Spragues 
of Hing.; Sprague IMem. ; Austin's 160 Allied Fam., p. 132: 
Finney Sprague notes; F. W. Sprague notes.) 

(l, ni, IV, v,-borD in Hingham; vi, vii, viii in Mendon.) 
I. Johns, b. July 20, 16G9; d. Aug. 11, 1669, Hingham. 
ir. Elizabeth, b. July 21, 1670, in Weymouth. 

SPRACtUE genealogy 131 

238 in. 

John, b. Jan. 20, 1675-6. , 

239. IV. 

William, b. June 13, 1679. 


Persis, b. June 13, 1681. 

240. VI. 

Ebenezer, b. 1682. 




Millicent. > v^ ^ j\ut i^ 

229. Samuel- Sprague (William^) of Marshfield, Mass., 

b May 24, 1640, Hingham, Mass. ; d. , 1710 ae. 70 yr. ; m. 

1665-6 Sarah= Chilliiigworth, b. ; d. 1725; dau. of Thomas^ 

and Joanna ( ). 

1650, Anthony Ames his grandfather removed from Hingham 

to Marshfield. 
1664, His name appears as an inhabitant of Marshfield, though 

he may have come before to live wdth his grandfather. 
1667, An occupant of the Chillingworth estate on South River. 
1667^ Apr. 15. Elected surveyor of highways, and during the 

43 years subsequent to this date was 63 times elected to 

fill official positions. He was chosen assessor of to^vn and 

county taxes 13 times, selectman 15 times, representative 

to the General Court 10 times, and agent or commissioner 

on some special service 18 times. 
1683, and after, he was called Sergeant. 
1686, June. He was chosen "Secretary of the General Court 

and Recorder of the Court of Assistants," and was the 

third and last Secretary of the Colony. 
1710, Oct. 16. Division of estate was made. Sarah the deceased 

wife of Joseph Holmes was called his eldest daughter. 

The other children were as named below. (Plymouth Co. 

Probate, iii, 87 or No. 19115.) 
1710, Dec. 18. In an agreement Sarah Sprague was named 

as mother of the four boys. (Plymouth Co. Deeds, iii, 88.) 

I Sarahs, b. May 2, 1666; m. Joseph Holmes, and had one son, 
John, who lived in Plymouth. 

n. Mary, b. ; m. Nathaniel Williamson and lived in 


241. m. Samuel, b. abt. 1674. 

IV. Hannah, b. ; m. John Rogers, Jr., Dec. 11, 1700, in 


242. V. Nathan. 


243. VI. John, b. abt. 1682. 

244. VII. Jamea, b. abt. 1685. 

vin. Joanna, b. ; m. John Holmes, May 11, 1710, and lived in 

Duxbury, 1710. 

230. Jonathan^ Sprague (William^, b. May 28, 1648^ 
Hingham, Mass., d. Sept. 1741, Sniithfield, R. I.: m. July 20, 
1670, Weymouth, Mass., Mehitable^ Holbrook, b. abt. 1649, dau. 
of William- who d. 1699 in Mendon and Elizabeth- (Pitts) who 
d. 1696.+ The immigrant Thomas^ Holbrook, b. 1601 in Broad- 
way, Dorsetshire, Eng. (son of Sir Thomas, a knight}, d. 1677. 
Weymouth, Mass. He m. in Eng. Jane Kingman, b. 1601, d. 
1677. Elizabeth^ Pitts was the dau. of William^ and Elizabeth 

( ) of Weymouth. 

1671-2, Jan. 1. Was living near his brother John, and father- 
in-law, William Holbrook, in ]\Iendon, ilass., and chosen 
Recorder of ]\Iendon. 
1675. Austin, in Gen. Diet. R. I., says his father died in this 
year and left him a legacy of 60 acres of land in Provi- 
dence, where in 

1680, July 16, he was taxed Is. 7d. 

1681, May 3. Made a Freeman of Providence. 

1687. Plis ratable estate was, 2 oxen, 6 cows, 2 mares, a horse, 
18 sheep, 8 acres of planting ground and 6 acres of mea- 

1687, Dec. 13. He refused to take oath as grand juror and was 
fined 6 s. 8d. 

1695, July 2. One of a committee of seven, appointed by Gen. 
Assembly, to propose a method for making a rate, and 
also on a commission to run the eastern boundary line of 
the Colony. 

1695, Oct. 31. Was one of a committee appointed to draw up 
a letter in answer to the Governor of New York. 

1695, 1696, 1698, 1699, 1700, 1702, 1703, 1704, 1705, 1706, 1707, 
1708, 1709, 1710, 1712, 1714, Deputy to Gen. Assembly 
from Providence.. 

1701, 1702, 1703, Justice of the Peace. 

1703. Speaker of the House of Deputies. 

1703, Oct. 27. The Gen. Assembly ordered, in re Jonathan 
Sprague v. James Bick, that *'the said James Bick shall, 


by the next sitting of the Assembly, bring under the hands 
of the said three brothers, Anthony, Samuel and William 
(Sprague), or any two of them, their result on the para- 
graph of their brother John's will, what shall be allowed 
their brother Jonathan for what he did on his brother 
John's land at ^Mendon." This James Biek had married 
John's widow, who was a sister of Jonathan's wife. 

1703, June 22. He was one of a committee of three appointed 
by Gen. Assembly to "draw up a method and proceed- 
ings" of a new Court of Common Pleas. 

1703-4, Jan. 4. The Gen. Assembly having heard the report 
previously ordered in re Jonathan Sprague v. James 
Biek, ordered "execution should go forth against said 

1705 to 1712. He was a member of the Town Council of Provi- 

1706-7, Feb. 25. He and Capt. Joseph Jenckes were members 
of a commission of six to run the northern boundary line 
of R. I. 

1707. He was Clerk of the Gen, Assembly. 

1709, Oct. He and Maj. Jenckes were appointed to ])e assist- 
ants to the northern boundary line Commissioners. 

1713, Jan. 16. He was taxed 18s. 6d. 

1719, ]\Iay 23. He made an agreement with his sons-in-law 
William Jenckes, John Teft, and Daniel Brown, deeding 
them his house and all his lands, they maintaining him 
for life and he to have choice of which son-in-law he 
would dwell with. They were to maintain his horse also 
and pay him £6 a year and £25 to such persons as he 
directed at his decease. 

1719, Nov. 9. He deeded to son-in-law Ebenezer Cook certain 

1722-3, Feb. 23. He wrote a long letter to three prominent Pres- 
byterian Ministers in Massachusetts, (viz. John Danforth, 
Peter Thatcher, and Joseph Belcher) in answer to one 
they had addressed to him and other citizens concerning 
the establishment of a Church in Providence. Mr 
Sprague and his fellow Baptists failed to see the necessity 
of a Presbyterian establishment however. This corres- 


pondence may be seen in R. I, Hist. Mag., vi, 227-233, and 
in his letter he gives his views in very vigorous and 
unmistakable terms. 

Morgan Edwards in his account of the Baptists 
states that he preached as an exhorter, but was not 
1711, May 20. Proprietors of Mendon laid out to James Bick 
25 acres which were a little above where is now (1891) 
Ballou's Bridge, and about the same time land to Jona- 
than Sprague, whereon he lived, which wa-s near where 
is now (1891) the mill of the Harris Woolen Co. at Mill 
River. Bick afterwards sold his land, and Sprague part 
of his to William Arnold. , 

E. P. Rec. 
VIII, 27; 1677, Aug. 11. It is shown that he owned land about 

4 or 5 m. N. W. from town of Providence. 
vffl, 57; 1679, Aug. 5. ]Mehitable, before a Coroner's Jury 
testifies her age to be 30 or thereabouts, which 
would put her birth about 1649 and about one 
year later than her husband Jonathan's. 

VI, 21: 1680, Apr. 19. Witness to Harding Staple's will. 

VI, 93; 1693, Apr. 10. Witness to deed of gift, Stephen 
Hastings to his son Abraham Hastings. 

V, 278; 1694, July 9. Witness to deed from Alex. Balcom to 
Isaac Ballard. 

V, 24; 1695, Apr. 3. Witness to deed from John ilowry to 
James Bick for 200 acres. 

IV, 248; 1697, Meh. 25. Witness to deed from John Daily to 
his son Samuel. 

X, 46; 1698 Sept. 27. The Town Council of Providence 
orders that ho shall care for the step children 
of James Bick, he being their uncle, Bick lately 
having come from Mendon, Mass., and they 
being in want. 
1685, Aug. 2. As attorney for his father-in-law Wil- 
liam Holbrook he sold 100 acres at Stonington, 
Conn., for £90. 
1696, Sept. 9. In will of William Holbrook hh 
daughter ^Mehitable was given £12. 










(Ref. Savage's Gen. Diet.; Austin's 33 fain.; Gen. Diet. 
R. I. ; R. I. V. Rec. ; Hing. Gen. ; Annals of Mendon ; R. I. Col. 
Rec. ; Bayle's Hist. Prov. Co., Cumberland; Finney Sprague 
notes; Boston Transcript, Nov. 20, 1911; Maj. Joshua* Sprague 's 
family rec.) 


(Not in order of birth.) 

William, b. Feb. 2, 1691. 

Patience, b. ; m. William Jenckes and had ten chil- 

Joanna, b. ; m. John Tefft and had eleven children. 

Mary, b. ; m. Daniel Brown. 

Persia, b. ; m. Ebenezer Cook. 

231. WiLLiAM= Sprague (William'), b. May 7, 1650, Hing- 
ham, Mass.: d. Sept. 26, 1723, Providence, R. I.: m. (1) Dec. 30, 
1674, Hingham, Deborah Lane, b. June 20, 1652, at Hmgham 
and d. there Feb. 4, 1706-7, dau. of Andrew- (Y/illiam^) and 

Triphany ( ) Lane; m. (2) pub. Nov. 5, 1709, Mary 

Tower, b. Nov. 3, 1672, in Hingham, d. after 1731, dau. of Jere- 
miah^ (John') and wid. Elizabeth ( ) Roland Tower. 

1690, 1690, 1708. Selectman of Hingham. 

1709, Nov. 19. He bought land in Providence where he had 

1711-2. Feb. 19. Recorded his cattle mark. 
1712, May 6. Freeman of Providence. 

He took conveyance from his father, of the estate at 

Hingham on conditions. 
1715-16, Mch. 12. He deeded to son Benjamin half the easterly 
end of farm at Rocky Hill, and at the same date to son 
John the other half. 
1721, Apr. 7. Will, proved Nov. 11, 1723, mentions son Wil- 
liam, grandson David (son of David), third son Jonathan, 
fourth son John, fifth sou Benjamin, eldest daughter 
Deborah Beale, grandchildren Deborah, William, John 
and Abiah West (children of William and Abiah 
(Sprague) West), loving wife ^Mary, and children born 
of wife Mary. viz. : Rowland, Mary, Peter and Judith. 
(Prov. Probate, ii. 158.) 
















1723, Nov. 11. Mrs. Mary Sprague, widow, had administration 
on estate of her mother Elizabeth Tower, who died Aug. 
9, 1723. 
(Ref. Hing. Gen., Fam. 4; R. 1. V. Rec, Prov., 5-545 and 

1-429; Gen. Diet. R. I., 190; Savage's Gen. Diet. ; R. I. Col. Rec.; 

Early Prov. Rec., v, 275; Lane Gen., 1897, ii, 10; Tower Gen. 

1891, 83; Frank W. Sprague notes; Finney Sprague notes.) 


(Eight born in Hingham by wife Deborah, four by wife Mary.) 
William3, b. Dec. 24, 1675. 

Deborah, b. May 24, 1677-8; m. Beale. 

Joanna, b. Feb. 15, 1679-80. 
David, b. Dec. 3, 1683. 
Jonathan, b. July 24, 1686. 

Abiah, b. Jan. 27, 1688-9; m. William West of Kingston. 
John, b. Sept. 13, 1692; m. Bethiah Waterman. No issue. 
Benjamin, b. Jan. 3, 1694-5. 
Rowland, b. Oct. 21, 1710. 
X. Mary, b. Aug. 10, 1712; m. Sept. 27, 1737, Nathaniel Arnold, 
or Amos Keech, Jan. 17, 1739-40. 
252. XL Peter, b. Oct. 1, 1714. 

xii. Judith, m. Jan. 3, 1741-2, Nathaniel Waterman*. 

232. Anthony^ Sprague (Anthony^, William^, of Attle- 
borough, ]Mass., b. Ang. 18, 1663, in Hingham: m. Zvlary^, dau. 
of Thomas- Tilden (NathanieP). 

He was one of the proprietor of Rehoboth, ^lass., wiiere 
he probably remained a short time before going to Attleborough. 
"He settled in that part of Attleborough, Mass., now Cumber- 
land, R . I. His son Anthony, and perhaps another child, was 
born before he eame here." (David Jellison's Mss., now with 
N. E. H. & G. S.) 

1696. Assessor. , ♦ 

1696-7-8, 1701-3-4. Town Clerk, and was the tirst Town Clerk 

of Attleborough. 
1697-8, 1700-1-3-4. Selectman. 
1702-3, Feb. 9. On a committee to agree upon boundary line 

between Attleborough, Dorchester and Wrentham. 
1709, Nov. 19. He and his wife ]Mary conveyed land in Provi- 
dence to his uncle William Sprague of Hingham. (Prov. 
Deeds, ii, 149.) 


1717. Surveyor and frefjuently afterward to 1724. 

1717. June 13. Lieut. Anthony Sprague and .Mr. Daniel 

Jenckes on a committee on boundary line between Attle- 

borough, Wrentham and Dedham. 

1725. Mr. Anthony Sprague, Selectman. 

1745. Cumberland set off from Attleborough and annexed to 

R. I. (See Doggett's Hist. Attleborough.) 

His will, dated Jan. 13, 1731, names son Anthony and 

daughters ^lary, Elizabeth Whipple, Sarah Whitman, Lydia, 

Marey Jenckes and Phebe. (Bristol Co. Probate, vii, 189-191.) 


253. I, Anthony*. 

n. Benjamin, b. Sept. 7, 1691; d. Jan. 1, 1691-2, Rehoboth. 

III. Mary, b. Oct. 1, 1692; m. .Tune 12, 1719, Eleazer Whipple of 

Providence. (E. I. V. Rec, Prov. 5-17.) - - ' i 

IV. Elizabeth, b. May 26, 1694; m. Whipple. ' ' ■^' 

V,* Sarah, b. Mch. 7, 1696-7; m. Apr. 16, 1720, John Whitman. 

VT. Lydia, b. Sept. 27, 1699; m. Dec. 15, 1723, Richard Harria, 

Jr., of Providence. (R. I. V. Rec, Prov. 1-43.) 
VII. Hannah, b. Mch. 12, 1700-1701. 
_^^ VIII. Mercy, b. June 17, 1703; m. Daniel Jenckes, Jr., Feb. 14, 1727. 
rx. Phebe. 

233. Samuel^ Sprague (Anthony^, William^), of Hing- 
ham and Plymouth, Mass., b. IMch. 8, 1671-2, in Hingham ; d. in 
Plymouth about 1723; m. (prob. Feb. 16, 1716-7, Hing.), Eliza- 
beth Hewett, b. Mch. 5, 1692-3, at Hingham, dau. of Timothy^ 
(Thomas^) and Susanna ( ) Hewett. 

1723. Elizabeth Sprague appt. adm. of the estate of Samuel 
Sprague of Plymouth. (Plymouth Co. Prob., No. 19116.) 

1726. Guardian appt. for Ruth and Samuel Sprague, cliildreu 
of Samuel. (Ibid., No. 19117.) 

1734. Another gua'tdian appt. They were then under the age 
of twenty-one. 

I. Ruth*, b. Apr. 2, 1718. 

254. 11. Samuel, b. Jan. 29, 1719-20. 

234. Jame.s^ Sprague (Anthony^, William^) b. Jan. 23, 
1676-7; m. 1702, Elizabeth, b. Jan. 25, 1678-9, dau. of Israel 
and Elizabeth (Wilder) Fearing. 



1720. He was constable in Hingham. 

1731, May 14. "James Sprague of Hingham, Yeoman," 
bought land in Rehoboth, IMass. (Bristol Co. Deeds, 
xxviii, 121.) 

1738, Apr. 1. James Sprague of Rehoboth, "Yeoman," con- 
veyed to Joshua Tower of Rehoboth, a part of his dwell- 
ing house, "consisting of two rooms with a chimney and 
one chamber above the sd rooms, and also one rod of land 
in breadth on the northerly side of sd house," (Ibid., 
xxviii, 122.) 

. I. Elizabeth*, b. Aug. 15, 1704; m. Jan. 1, 1727, Bartholomew 

n. A 3on, b. Nov. 30, 1708; d. Dec. 23, 1708. 
in. Jeruaha, b. Dec. 1, 1712; m. Aug. 30, 1731, Joshua Tower. 

235. JosiAH^ Sprague (Anthony^, William^), of Hingham, 
Mass., b. Apr. 3, 1680, Hingham (fam., 2) : d. Mch. 23, 1760, 
Hingham (fam., 7) ; m. May 17, 1705, Hingham, Elizabeth 
Wilder, b. Apr. 12, 1679, Hingham, d. there Oct. 21, 1755, dau. 
of John' "Wilder (Edward^) and Rebecca- (Doggett), dau. of 

Farmer: constable in 1733; resided "over the river." 
(Ref. Lincoln's Hist. Hingham.) 


I. Josiah*, b. July 31, 1706; d. .Tan. 23, 1778, unm. 

855. ir. Benjamin, b. Nov. 22, 1707. 

258. ra. Isaac, b. 1709. 

IV. Hannah, b. Feb. 26, 1711-2; d. Oct. 26, 1808, unm. 

V. Ephraim, b. Oct. 28, 1714; m. three times, children d. young. 

VI. Daniel, b. Dec. 21, 1717; m. Anna Wilder. (Hing. Fam., 15.) 

vn. Eliaha, b. Aug. 10, 1721; constable in 1763. 

236. Jeremiah^ Sprague (Anthony-, William'), of Hing- 
ham, Mass., b. July 24, 1G82: d. Mch. 5, 1759, ae. 77; m. Mch. 
5, 1706, in Boston, Prise ilia Knight, who d. in Hingham, Aug. 
3, 1775, ae. 90. He was a farmer by occupation and lived "over 
the river." His will was dated Feb. 12, 1754, and proved 
Mch. 30, 1759. (Hing. Fam., 2-8.) 



1. Jacob*, b. Nov. 21, 1709; m. Sarah Stodder. (Hing. Fam., 16.) 

257. 11. Knight, b. Oct. 12, 1711. 

III. Priscilla, b. Mch. 22, 1712-3; m. Michael Hatch. 

358. rv. Jeremiah, b. Dec. 18, 1714. 

▼. Susannah, b. Apr. 11, 1716; m. Caleb Marsh. She d. May 

7, 1790. 

VI. Mary, b Feb. 5, 1718; d. unm. Sept. 3, 1746. 

VII. John, b. Mch. 1, 1719-20; m. Margaret Webb. (Hing. Fam., 19.) 

vin. Nehemiah, b. Feb. 21, 1721-2; m. Mary (Hing. Fam., 20.) 

IX. Elizabeth, b. Mch. 10, 1723-4; m. Nathaniel Stodder. She 

d. Dec. 18, 1785. 

X. Deborah, b. Mch. 17, 1725-6; m. James Hobart. She d. 

Sept. 6, 1805. 
XI. Joannah, b. Jan. 23, 1727-8; m. Joseph Barnes. 

237. Richard* Sprague (Anthony^, Williara\\ b. Apr. 10, 

1685, Hingham, Mass.; d. after Aug. 14, 1749, Smithfield, R. I.; 

nL Mary , prob. Mary Whipple, b. in Providence, R. I., 

dau. of William, b. 1652, d. Mch. 9, 1712, and Mary ( ). 

who d. 1712. She is called Mary Sprague in her father's will. 

(R. I. Gen. Diet., 222.) 

1712. He bought land with new house upon it of Thomas Com- 
stock, about ten miles northward from Providence at a 
place called Woonsocket (Prov. Deeds, iv, 115) and shown 
to be near Branch River and Woonsocket Hill in North 
Smithfield (Early Records of Prov., ix, 29), and was a 
taxpayer there from 1713 to 1748. 

1738, Aug. 31. Is mentioned in a deed from Capt. William 
Sprague as having helped to build meeting house in 
Smithfield. (Gen. Diet. R. I., 189.) 

1748. Was a citizen of Highway Dist. No. 1, Smithfield. (Hist. 
Smithfield, 27.) 

.1749, Aug. 14. Made his will and mentions wife Mary, sons 
Obadiah, Enoch, Amos, and Daniel, and daughters Ruth 
Whiteman, Zerviah Comstock, Abigail, Urania Aldrich 
and Lydia. (Old Smithfield Council and Probate Rec- 
ords, ii, 110-114. at Central Falls, R. I.) Ref. also Frank 
W. Sprague notes. 


259. 1. Obadiah*, b. 1717. 

11. Enoch, b. — ; m. Elizabeth , who d. July 27, 

1815, ae. 82, at Brooklyn, Conn, ("widow of Enoch of 
Smithfield"). He bought land in Richmond, N. H., in 
1765, but did not remain there. In R. I. census, 1774, it 
would appear that he had two sons and one daughter? 
however, Frank "W. Sprague in his notes says "he left 
no issue." 
260 ni. Amos. 
IV. Daniel. 
V. Ruth, b. ; m. May 24, 1732, at Smithfield, Henry 


VI. Zerviah, b. ; m. Apr. 20, 17.35, Azariah Comstock 

VII. Abigail, b. ; m. Mch. 15, 1745-6, Samuel Gruff. 

Urania, b. ; m. Nov. 3, 1741, Abel Aldrich. 

DC. Lydia, b. ; m. Aug. 31, 1755, Enoch White. 


238. John' Spr.\gue (John=, William'), b. Jan. 20, 1675-6, 

in Hinghani; d. ; m. May 13, 1705, in Mendon, Mary 

Killiean (Mendon V. Rec). They deeded land Feb. 10, 1716. 
(Suffolk Co. Deeds, xxi, 169.) 

239. William^* Sprague (John-, WilliamM, of ^Fendon, 
b. June 13, 1679, in Hingham: d. abt. 1752. on paternal home- 
stead in Milford; m. (1) 1712, Hannah Mitchell, b. Apr. 12, 
1681, Newbury, Mass., dau. of John and Hannah' (Spotford) ; 
ra. (2) Nov. 4, 1731. in :\Iendon, Sarah Wharfield. 

1704, Jan. 17. Assessed for ]Minister's salary Is. 

1751, July 24. Will, dated at :Mendon, names wife Sarah, sons 
John and William, and three daughters, Hannah, Mar- 
garet Colwell and Persis Waterman. (Worcester Co. 
Probate. ) 

1752, Aug. 18. He deeded land to sons William and John. 
(Worcester Co. Deeds, xxxii, 44-45.) 

(Ref. Hing. Gen., fan. 3; Annals of Mendon: Ballon 's Hist. 

of Milford; Newport Hist. ^Jag. V; Frank W. Sprague notes; 

Finnev Sprague notes.) 


(All born in Mendou by wife Hannah.) 
I. Hannah, b. Dec. 21, 1712. 
2GJ. II. John, b. Mch. 28, 1714. 

ni. Margaret, b. May 14, 1716; m Calwell. 


IV. Persis, b. July 24, 1718; m. Apr. 13, 1749, Nathaniel Water 

262. V. William, b. Aug. 5, 1719. 

240. Ebenezer^ Sprague (John-, William'), b. 1682, Men- 
don, Mass. (Sprague Mem.) ; d. Feb. 13, 1731-2, Providence, 
R. I.; m. there Jan. 12, 1706-7 (or Jan. 11, 1708), Mary' Mann, 
b. Jan. 11, 1681-2, Rehoboth, Mass., dan. of Thomas- Mann 
(James^) and Mary ( ), 

1695 (about). His mother, who for her second husband had 
married James Bick, removed to a farm in the south part 
of the fii^t Inman purchase in now No. Smithfield, R. I., 
about two miles south of Woonsocket Hill : he was then 
about 13 or 14 years old. 

1707-8, Jan. 30. He sold land in ilendon. (Suffolk Co. Deeds, 
xxi, 200.) 

1719, Oct. As a member of the Militia Company under Capt. 
Thomas Harris, he circulated a petition for repeal of act 
relating to militia, and was cited by Gen. Assembly to 
appear for investigation before a Military Committee. 

1721, May 2. Deputy to Gen. Assembly from Providence, R. I. 

1731, Aug. 4. Gave notice to town council of Providence of 
taking up a stray mare. 

1731-2, Feb. 28, is mentioned as deceased ; these last two circum- 
stances would show his death to have occurred in the 
(Ref. (Hist.) Gen. Diet., R. I., 129; R. I. Col. Rec. ; Annals 

of Mendon; Finney Sprague notes; F. W. Sprague notes.) 

I. Mary*, b. Feb. 28, 1708-9, 
11. Ebenezer, b. Feb. 29, 1711-2. 

263. ni. Daniel, b. Mch. 28, 1713. 

264. IV. Samuel, b. Dec. 29, 1715. 

241. Samuel^ Sprague (Samuel-, WilliamM, of Duxbury, 
Mass., b. abt. 1674, in ^Marshfield ; d. Feb. 15, 1764, aged. 90 yrs. ; 
m. Bethiah Thomas, b. Jan. 25, 1681, d. Oct. 1761, in Duxbury, 
ae. 79^ yrs., dau of Samuel- (John^) and i^Ierey (Ford). 

He removed to a farm on the south side of Harrison St. in 
Duxbury about 1709, and is frequently mentioned in tli*^ Dux- 








bury Records as Moderator of town meeting, and grand jurjTnan 
at the Plymouth court at sundry times from 1729 to 1742. 
1757, Oct. 2. Will, proved June 2, 1764, devises to wife Bethiah 
Sprague, to two sons, Samuel Sprague and Phineas 
Sprague, "my farm which I now live on in Duxburough" ; 
to daughter Sarah Alden and to daughter Bethiah 
Sprague, (Plymouth Co. Probate, No. 19112.) 
(Ref. as above and Dux. V. Rec. ; Sprague Mem. ; Shipbuild- 
ing on North River, 1889, Briggs, 148.) 

Samuel*, b. abt. 1706. 
Phineas, b. abt. 1714. 

Sarah, m. Feb. 26, 1727-8, Samuel Alden. 
Bethiah, m. (1) Gushing; m. (2) Jethro Sprague. 

242. Nathan^ Sprague (SamueP, William^), of IMarsh- 

field, Mass., b. ; d. 1758, there. He was of Swansea, 

Mass., where his father owned land, when he m. Dec. 14, 1710, 
Margaret Randall, of Scituate, Mass. 

1756, May 29. Will, proved Apr. 25, 1758, devises to wife 

Margaret ; to eldest son James, land upon which his house 

standeth ; to daughter Margaret Rowland ; to youngest 

son Nathan, dwelling house ; and to John, James, Andrew, 

Susanna and Hannah White, children of his daughter 

Joanna, the deceased wife of John White. (PljTnouth 

Co. Probate, No. 19090.) 


1. Joanna*, b. Sept. 10, 1711; m. John* White, 1729. ' i 

11. Margaret, b. May 10, 1713; m. July 5, 1733, Robert Howland. 

267. III. James, b. Meh. 19, 1715_ 

268. TV. Nathan, b. Apr. 7, 1720. 

V. Mary, b. Apr. 5, 1722. 

243. JoHN^ Sprague (SamueP, William^, of Marshfield 
and Duxbury, Mass., b. abt. 1682; d. Dec. 14, 1739, in his 57th 
yr. ; m. Bethiah . 

He removed to Duxbury with his brother Samuel : they had 
two farms comprising 320 acres and constituting what was 
called " Sprague 's Neck." The two farms were divided by a 
road, now Harrison St. John lived on the north side. 


1708. Constable of ^larshfield. 

1710, Mch. 23. He and wife Bethiah of Duxbury, convey land. 
He was called "Husbandman." (Plymouth Co. Deeds, 
ix, 182.) 

1713-14, Mch. In a deed of John and Bethiah he is called 

1739, Nov. 27. Will, proved Jan. 7, 1739-40, mentions his 
children as follows: John, Peleg, Abijah, Bethiah, wife 
of David Curtis, Rebecca, wife of Ezra Arnold, Joanna, 
wife of James Arnold, Susanna Sprague and Asenath 
Sprague. (Plymouth Co. Probate, No. 19058.) 


269. 1. John<. 

270. n. Peleg, b. abt. 1716. 

m. Abijah, d. Jan. 31, 1772; it is said that he never married. 
IV. Bethiah, m. Dec. 14, 1732, Davids Curtis of Hanover. 

V. Kebecca, b. abt. 1712; d. Oct. 25, 1805, ae 95 5 m. July 27, 

1732, Ezra* Arnold, b. July 30, 1707. 

VI. Joanna, b. abt. 1715; d. May 19, 1766, ae. nearly 51; m. 

James^ Arnold. 
• vu. Susanna. 

vra. Asenath, m. Apr. 20, 1742, Simeon Curtis of Scituate. 

244. James' Sprague (SaraueP, William^), of Marshfield, 

Mass., b. 1685 ; d. Nov. 29, 1766, in his 82nd yr. in Marshfield. 

(Cem. Tnsc. ^Mayflower Desc, xiii, Apr. 1911) ; m. there, Nov. 

19, 1717, Hannah Black. 

1727-8. He sold the home lot which he inherited from his 
father, to his brother Nathan and then purchased a part 
of the Baker estate near ]\rt. Sldrgo. (Mem. of Marsh- 
field, 1854.) 

1749, Apr. 10. Will, probated Dec. 22, 1766, mentions wife 
Hannah, son James Sprague and daughter Hannah Ford. 
(Plymouth Co. Probate, No. 19054.) 


271. I. James*, b. Oct. 16, 1718. 

n. Hannah, b. Mch. 8, 1722; m. Barnabas Ford. 

245. Jonathan'' Sprague (Jonathan^ William^), b. in 
Providence or possibly in ^Mendon ; d. Apr. 22, 1764, Smithfield, 


R. 1.; m. (1) Nov. 28, 1699, in Smithfield, Bethiah' Mann, b. 

Mch. 12, 1682-3, Kehoboth, Mass., d. Apr. 6, 1712, in Smithfield, 

dau. of Thomas^ Mann (James') and IMary- (Wheaton). Mary 

was the dau. of Robert' and Alice' (Bo wen) Wheaton. He m. 

(2) Sept. 17, 1713, in Smithfield, Hannah (nee Coggeshall), wid 

of Stephen Hawkins. 

1701, May 6. Freeman from Providence. 

1711, 1718, 20, 21, 24, 25, 26, 30. Deputy to Gen. Assembly 
from Providence. 

1720, June 6. Conveyed land in Attleborough, Mass., "which 
belonged and is the proper estate of my brother William 
Sprague." (Bristol Co., Mass., Deeds, xxx, 80.) 

1726-7, Feb. 2. He conveyed land in Attleborough to his son 
Jonathan. (Ibid., xix, 38.) 

1730-1, Feb. The town-; of Smithfield, Scituate, and Glouster 
were set off. 

1730-1 i\Ich. Justice of the Peace and .Moderator of the first 
town meeting of Smithfield. He and William Jenckes 
on a committee of seven- to settle the eastern boundary 
line with ]Mass. He was Justice also in 1733, 34, 38. 

1731, June. Called Justice and required by Gen. Assembly to 
post notices for bidding the levying of taxes in disputed 
territory between R. I. and Mass., and was reappointed 
on the committee of seven in relation to that matter. 

1731-2. Deputy to Gen. Assembly from Smithfield. 

1746-7, Jan. The Town of Cumberland was set off. 

1748. A citizen of Highway District No. 5, of Smithfield. 

1757, May 11. Will, proved May, 1764. Executor, son Heze- 
kiah. Gave to grandson Eleazer, son of William, deed., 
£1,000 at age. To grandson Stephen, son of Stephen. 
deed., £400 at age. To the male children of two sons and 
two daughters the rest of the estate. Inventory, £3,605, 
15s. viz. : notes, bonds, Bible, pewter, bed, etc. His resi- 
dence was at Providence and Smithfield, R. I. " 

(Ref. R. I. V. Rec, Prov. 1-23 and 428; Smithfield. 1-45, 15, 
72; Cumberland, 1-53; Finney Sprague fnm. rec; Gen. Diet. 
R. I. ; R. I. Col. Rec. : Hist. Smithfield : :\rann Gen., 1SS4, 29.) 
















(Five by each marriage.) 
Jonathan*, b. July 25, 1701. 
Hezekiah, b. Jan. 12, 1704-5. 
Bethiah, b. May 24, 1707. 
Anne, b. Mch. 7, 1708-9. 
Mehitable, b. Mch. 19, or 24, 1710-1. 
William, b. June 9, 1714. 
vn. f spyj , b. Nov. 20, 1716; m. Feb. 18 or June 10, 1739, Nicho 
/las Peck. ■ 

Stephen, b. Apr. 9, or .June 9, 1722. 
John, b. Apr. 2, 1727. 
X. Susannah, b. June 20, 1731; m. June, 1751, .Joseph Hall, Jr. 

246. Capt. William^ Sprague (Jonathan-, William^, of 
Smithfield, R. I., b. Feb. 2, 1691, Providence, R. I. : d. Oct. 20, 
1778; m. (1) Sept. 16, 1714, Ellis= (Alice) Brown, b. IMay 31, 
1691, dau. of Daniel- (Rev. Chaddus^) and Alice (Hearndon) 
Brown. (Gen. A. B. R. Sprague 's notes.) (He m. (2) Aug. 26, 
1744, Mercy Walling, w^ho d. before 1751, dau. of Jaraes- 
( Thomas^) and Elizabeth (Nox) Walling. She was the wid. of 


1720, Oct. Was made Freeman from Providence. 

1728 to 1731. Lieutenant in Providence Co. ililitia. 

1732. Captain in 1st Co. of Smithfield, 2d. Regt. Providence Co. 

1738, Aug. 28. He deeded 100 acres to his son Nehemiah 

1738, Aug. 31. He deeded "the land whereon the Baptist Meet- 
ing-house stands to certain persons for and in considera- 
tion of a ]\Ieeting-house by my leave and consent erected 
and built for the worship of God, by my honored father, 
Jonathan Sprague, James Ballow, James Walling and 
Richard Sprague, with the help of self and some others." 

1747, Dec. 15. For fatherly love and affection he deeded llVrj 
acres on both sides of Crookfall River, to his well beloved 
son and daughter Stephen Sly and Sarah Sly, of Smith- 
field. * - 

1748. Citizen of Highway District No. 6. (Smithfield Hist.) 
1750, Dec. 20. He deeded for love, etc. to ''dutiful and obe- 
dient son Joshua" half of the homestead in Smithfield 


and the easterly half of the lands in Cumberland, 300 
acres, with a dwelling house near the Pawtucket River 
and half the barn. 
1762, July 21. Joshua Sprague and wife Abigail, of Smith- 
field, for £1,200, conveyed laud inherited from their hon- 
ored father, William Sprague. 
1768, Apr. 20. William Sprague, for love and good will, and 
natural affection, deeded to his "dutiful grandsons" 
Elias and Nehemiah Sprague, and for his honorable main- 
tenance, the homestead on Pawtucket River. 
"For upwards of a century the Spragues were prominent 
actors in the religious and political history of old Smithfield." 
(Hist. Woonsocket, R. I., 203.) 

In the will of James Walling, Jklercy is called wife of Wil- 
liam Sprague, who was made executor, and to her was given 
one-third and to her children (Hannah Phillips, Joseph Cook, 
Abigail Cutter and Samuel Cook) also one-third. 

(Ref. Gen. Diet. R. I., 189-215 ; R. I. Col. Rec : R . I , V . 
Rec ; Smithfield, 1-42 , Cumberland, 1-3 ; Smithfield Deeds : Hist. 
Smithfield ; Joshua Sprague Bible rec ; Bassett Bible rec. The 
latter two do not exactly agree as to dates.) ' 


277. I. Nehemiah*, b. Jan. 5, 1717-8. 

n. Ellis (Alice), b. Oct. 2, 1720; d. Feb., 1766, Gloucester, E. L| 
m. Joseph Bassett, b. July, 1717, in Lynn, Mass., d. Feb. 
2, 1795, Uxbridge, Mass. 
ra. Sarah, b. Feb. 10, 1722-3; m. Oct. 15, 1738, Stephen Sly, a 

Justice of the Peace, Smithfield; had 15 children. 
IV. Samuel, b. Sept. 12, 1724. 

v. Peter, b. Sept. 19, 1726. It is said that he "followed the 
seas. ' ' 

278. VI. Joshua, b. July 3, 1729. 

247. William^ Sprague (William^, William^), of Wey- 
mouth and Abington, Mass., b. Dec. 24, 1675, Hingham, Mass. ; 
d. Nov. 27, 1753, in Abington (Plymouth Co. Probate, xiii, 172) ; 
m- Apr. 23, 1707, in Hingham, Silence^ Tower, b. Aug. 27, 1684, 
d. May 1, 1736, in Abington, dau. of Samuel- Tower (John^) 
and Silence (Damon). 

1712, ^lay 6. Both his father and he were made Freemen of 
Providence. (R. I. Col. Rec.) 


1715, June 18. He sold land to Richard Aldrich. 

1728, Oct 21. At Weymouth, ]Mass., he confirms to his brother 

David a legacy of 50 acres made to him by his father 

WiUiam of Providence, deceased. 

1731, June 14. He, for £20 received of mother-in-law (i. e. 
step-mother) ]\Iary Sprague of Providence, widow, 
releases to brothers and sisters-in-law (i. e. his half broth- 
ers and sisters) Peter, Rowland, Mary and Judith (sic) 
all real estate given them by last will of his father. 

1754, Jan. 7. William Sprague, Jr., appt. adm. of his estate. 

(Plymouth Co. Probate, No. 19127). 

(Ref. as given and Hing. Gen., Fam. 4 and 10; Gen. Diet. 

R. I. 190 : Tower Gen. 1891, 94 ; Abington V. Rec. ; Weymouth V. 



(Three born in Hingham; the others prob. in Providence.) 

1. Silence*, b. Sept. 7, 170S; m. Feb. 19, 1729, John Woker, of 


279. II. WiUiam, .b. Jan. 29, 1710-1. 
lu. Jedediah, b. Mch. 18, 1712-3. 

IV. Elisha, d. Mch. 29, 1730, in Weymouth, (W. V. Rec, 340.) 

280. V. Joshua. 

VI. Joannah, m. May 28, 1740, John Nash, of Weymouth. 
vii. Lydia, m. Jan. 11, 1753, William Wales, of Braintree. He 
was b. Feb. 3, 1722-3, son of Joseph and Hannah. 

248. David^ Sprague (William^, William^), b. Dec. 23, 
1683; d. Dec. 6, 1773, Seituate, R. I.; m. June 13, 1706, Sarah 
Jordan, b. Nov. 29, 1678, dau. of John, of ]\Iilton, Mass. 
1711 or 1712. He moved from Hingham to Seituate, R. I. 

1732, Dec. 25. He bought from his brother Benjamin of Prov- 
idence, 3 acres for £25. 

1738, Feb. 16. He sold to his son David 35 acres adjoining 
his homestead. 

1772, Apr. 28. Will, proved 1774, Sept. 17. Exec, daughters 
Deborah Wliittaker, ]\Iillieent Bickford and granddaugh- 
ter IMiriam Potter, to wliom was given all personal prop- 
erty equally. Other children were not given, because they 
had already received. 
(Ref. Hing. Gen., fam. 4 and 11; Gen. Diet. R. I., 190; 

R. I. V. Rec, Prov. 1-77; Nar. Hist. Mag., iii, 271, 275.) 


(i and n b. in Hingham, in at No. Kingston.) 

281. I. David*, b, Apr. 12, 1707. 
u. Sarah, b. Dec. 14, 17.08. 

in. Deborah, b. Aug. 10, ; m. Daniel Whittaker. 

IV. Millicent, b. ; m. Bickford. 

249. Jonathan^ Sprague (William^ William^), of Bridge- 
water, Mass., "Carpenter," "House-wright" and "Mill- 
wright," b. Jul}^ 24, 1686, Hingham, Mass.; d. Apr. 10, 1756. 
ae. 69 yrs., in Bridgewater; m. May 23, 1712, Lydia-^' Leavitt, 
dau. of Israel- (John^) and Lydia ( ) Leavitt. 

In 1746, he was of StatYord, Conn., for on Apr. 19, 1746, 
Jonathan Sprague, Jr., of Stafford, conveyed to his honoied 
father Jonathan Sprague, late of Bridgewater, ^fass., now of 
Stafford, all his right and title in the estate of his uncle John 
Sprague, late of Providence. (Providence Deeds. Vol. B 10, 
p. 347.) His will, dated at Bridgewater, Nov. 8, 1748, proved 
May 3, 1756, mentions wife Lydia, children Benjamin. Lydia. 
wife of James Keith, Hannah, wife of Solomon Bates, Jonathan, 
Mary, wife of Nathan Edson, Content, Betty and John. (Ply- 
mouth Co. Probate, No. 19060.) 

(Children born in Bridgewater, Bridgewater Vit. Rec.) 
I. Lydia*, b. July 31, 1715; m. (1) Solomon Perkins, b. June 
30, 1712, d. 1742-3. They had 5 children. She m. (2) James 
II. Hannah, b. July 25, 1717; m. Solomon Bates. 
ni_^ Jonathan, b. Mch. 13, 1720; went to Stafford, Conn. 
IV. Mary, b. Mch. 26, 1722; m. Feb. 27, 1738, Nathan Edson. 
V. Sarah, b. May 3, 1725; d, June 16, 1726. 

282. VI. John, b. July 8, 1727. 

vn. Content, b. Apr. 7, 1729; m. Howard of Dartmouth, 

VIII. Betty, b. May 10, 1731; m. 1749, Seth Snow. 

283. IX. Benjamin, b. July 4, 1736. 

250. Benjajiin^ Sprague (Williara^ William^), of Crans- 
ton, R. I., b. Jan. 3, 1694-5, Hingham, Mass., d. Apr. 24, 1788, 
in his 97th yr. (Chronicle in the R. I. Historical Society Libra- 
ry.) He m. May 11, 1716, in Providence, Alice Bucklin, who d. 
before 1774 (census). 


His estate in Cranston was divided Apr. 24, 1792, by his 
heirs, who gave three deeds of even date. The following notes 
are from Cranston Deeds (copies) at Providence, R. I. : Apr. 24, 
1792, Rufus Hawkins conveyed to Jonathan, Nathaniel and 
Asa Sprague, Asa representing his deceased father Benjamin 
Sprague, Jr.'s, estate, property that came to him from his father 
and mother, Edward and Alice Hawkins, which property 
descended to said Alice from her late grandfather, Benjamin 
Sprague, Sr.'s, estate in Cranston (vol. 200, p. 140). On the 
same date Nathaniel and Asa Sprague, and Eli2abeth, widow 
of Benjamin, Jr.. conveyed to Jonathan Sprague; Nathaniel's 
wife iVfary, and Asa's wife Rhobe signing the deed (vol. .200, 
p. 157). At the same time Jonathan and Nathaniel Sprague 
eonvej'ed to Asa Sprague : Barbara, wife of Jonathan, and Mary, 
wife of Nathaniel, signing the deed (vol. 200, p. 187). 

(Ref. F. W. Sprague notes.) 


I. Benjamin*, m. Elizabetb . His will recorded in 

Cranston, Aug. 3776 (Council and Probate Records, vol. 
ii, p. 97), names wife Elizabeth, son-in-law Edward Haw- 
kins, daughter Ellis' (Alice) Hawkins and son Asa'- 
n. Jonathan*, b. abt. 1719; d. in Cranston, Oct. 8. 1?08, ne. 90: 
m. Jan. 20, 1744, Barbara Carpenter and had two sons: 
I. Jonathans, d. in Cranston, Oct. 4, 1819 aged 74, and 
his widow Waite Sprague, b. May 12, 1751. d. there May 
10, 1823 aged 71; dau. of Charles* and Jemima (Hawkins) 
Waterman (Newport Hist. Mag. V. and E. T. Hist. Mag. 

V. 200) ; II. Stephen"!, m. Freelove who as his 

widow d. in Cranston, Sept. 18, 1827, aged 70. Stephen 
was Deputy to Gen. Ass. from Cranston, May, 1786. (R. 
r. Col. Rec.) 

ni. Nathaniel*, m. Mary . He prob. m. (1) Oct. 1, 1733 

in Smithfield, Abigail Comstock. 

251. Rowland' Sprague (William^, William^), of Provi- 
dence andWarwick, R. I., b. Oct. 10, 1710; m. Jan. 14, 1745-6 
(Prov. Rec. i-iii) Lydia Hernden. 

1731, Oct. :Made Freeman of Providence. (R. I. Col. Rec.) 
1759, May. A Rowland Sprague made Freeman of Providence. 
(R. I. Col. Rec.) 


1745, Jan. 10. He sold half of the homestead of his father 
William, deceased, to his brother Peter for £800. (Gen. 
Diet. R. I., 190.) 

1752, Mch. 17. At Warwick, R. I., he and wife Lydia sold to 
Martin Salesbury of Warwick, for £2,600, certain land 
and mansion house, Syo miles west of the harbor in Prov- 
idence. (Gen. Diet. R. I., 190.) 

1760. A Rowland Sprague was a subscriber for one share with 
Proprietors of Tantaraar lands in Nova Scotia, and may 
have gone there. 
(Ref. also F. W, Sprague notes in N. E. Hist, and Gren. 

R€g. for Apr., 1909; Finney Sprague mss. notes.) 

1. Mary*, b. Oct. 28, 1746. (Prov. Rec. 1-111.) 

284. n. William, b. Oct. 9, 1748. 

285. Ui. John. 

rv. Caleb, d. July 2, 1832, aged 78; a Revol. soldier, resided in 
E. Greenwich, m. Feb. 3, 1782, Lois dau. of John Ca8sel. 

252. Peter^ Spr-vgue (Willianr, WilliamM, of Cranston, 
R. I., b. Oct. 1, 1714, in Providence : d. ^lay 4, 1790, in Crans- 
ton; m. Hannah . 

1735, May 6. Freeman from Providence. (R. I. Col. Rec.) 
1745, Jan. 10. He purchased from his brother Rowland, for 
£800, half of the homestead of his father William, de- 
ceased, thereby owning the whole thereof. 
1790, Apr. 28. Will, proved :\[ay 29, 1790, names his wife 
Hannah, daughter Amey, grandson Abner, son of son 
William: son William to be executor. (Cranston Council 
and Probate Records, iii, 45-48.) 

1. Amey*. 

286. n. William. 

253. Anthony* Sprague (Anthony\ Anthony-, William*), 

b. ; d, after Feb. 7, 1745; m. Anne^ Thurston, b. in 

Freetown, Mass., or Ne\\'port, R. I., d. Nov. 13, 1754, dau. of 
Thomas= Thurston (Edward') ;ind :\Iehitable (Tripp). Anne 
in her father's will is called Anne Sprague. (R. I. Gen. Diet, 
201; Thurston Gen.. 2d Ed., 1892, Brown Thurston, 522.) 


1735, Apr. 4. Anthony* of Smithfield bought of Rachel Mann 
for £800, 80 acres in Seituate. (Gen. Diet. R. I., 177.) 

1736, May. Made Freeman in Seituate. (R. I. Col. Rec.) 
1745, Feb. 7. Made his will ; names wife "Ann", sons Anthony, 

Jr., Samuel, Jedediah and Jonas, and daughters Abigail 
and Ellis [Alice]. (So. Seituate Probate Records, i, 135- 
1754, July 20. His widow Ann [Anne] Sprague in her will 
names sons Jedediah, Jonas, Samuel and Anthony, Jr., 
and daughters Abigail Potter and Alles [Alice] Sprague, 
and her "son Anthony's son Anthony." (Glocester 
(Chepachet) R. I. Records, i, 121.) 


287. I. Anthonys. 

II. Samuel, m. Mch. 24, 1745, Jerusha Mitchell of Smithfield. He 
fell at Crown Point in 1759. 

288. m. Jedediah. 

rv, Abigail, ni' Potter. 

V. Elles (Alice), m. Dec. 18, 1757, Barick McDonald. They had 
four ch. b. in Johnston, E. L 
VI. Jonas. 

254. Samuel* Sprague (Samuel', Anthony-, William^). 
b. Jan. 19, 1720, Hingham, Mass. ; a farmer ; came from Roches- 
ter, i\Iass., to Rehoboth, Mass., where he m. Anna Nash, who 
was appointed admr. of his estate, Feb. 4, 1783. (Bristol Co. 
Pi-obate, cxlviii, 156.) She ra. (2) Apr. 3, 1792, in Rehoboth, 
John Rennet. 

Bom in Eohoboth. 
r. Anns, b. July 16, 1743; m. Oct. 13, 1765, William Gladwin. 
n. Elizabeth, b. July 26, 1746; m. Feb. 11, 1768, Nathan 

ni. Buth, b. May 6, 1749; m. Feb. 20, 1772, Zachariah West. 

289. IV. Samuel, b. Feb. 27, 1756. 

290. V. James, b. Mch. 11, 1760. 

255. Benjamin* Sprague (Josiah^, Anthony^ "William^), 
of Hingham, Mass., b. Nov. 22, 1707, Hingham (fam. 7) ; d. 
Sept. 30, 1788, Hingham (fam. 12) ; m. Dec. 18, 1735, Deborah^ 
Corthell, b. Aug. 24, 1711. Hingliara, d. there Apr. 12, 1768, dau. 


of Robert^ and Deborah (Tower). He resided at Hingham 
Centre "over the river." 


291. I. Benjamins, b. Oct. 2, 1736. 

n. Elizabeth, b. Mch. 16, 1737-8; d. 1825, aged 87 years. 

292. m. Joseph, b. Oct, 21, 1739. 

IV. Persia, b. Aug. 11, 1741; m. Sept. 3, 1765, Seth Stodder. 

293. V. Asher, b. May 29, 1743. 

294. VI. Jesse, b, July 23 ,1745, 

VII. Deborah, b. June 23, 1747, prob. d. Jan. 7, 1747-8. 

256. Isaac* Spr^vgue (Josiah^, Anthony-, William^) of 
Hingham, b. 1709, Hingham (fam. 7) : d. Dee. 12, 1789 (fam. 
13) ; m. (1) Dec. 15, 1737, Leah* Stodder, b. :Mch. 28, 1714, 
Hingham, d. there June 16, 1754, dau. of Simon" ( Samuel-, 
(John^) and Bethiah (Lane). He m. (2) Sarah* Hersey, b. Apr. 
19, 1718, Hingham, d. there July 17, 1788, dau. of DanieP 

(John^, William^) and Mary ( ). He was a "set-work 

cooper" and resided on Main St., Hingham Centre, 

(Bom in Hingham. All by 1st wife.) 
I. Leah5, b. Nov. 14, 1738; m. Benjamin Jones. 
n, Bethiah, b. Feb. 14, 1739-0; m. John Joy or Benj. Joy. 
m, Tamar, b, Dec, 0, 1741; m. Joshua Lincoln. 

295. IV, Isaac, b. Sept. 28, 1743. 

V, Rebecca, b, Aug. 28, 1745; m.'Josiah Hersey. 
VI. Amos, b, June 29, 1747; m. Desire Stodder. (Hing. Fam. 25.) 

296. vn. Moses, b. Apr. 25, 1749. 

vm, Rachel, b. Feb. 5, 1750-1; d. Dee. 3, 1838, unm. 
IX. David, b. May 14, 1754; m. Jane Etirrell (Hing. Fam. 27.) 

257, Knight* Sprague (Jeremiah'', Anthony^, William^), 
of Hingham and Spencer, Mass. ; b. Oct. 12, 1711, in Hingham 
(fam. 2-17) : d. 1804, ae. 93 yrs, in Spencer: m. (1) May 26, 
1735, in Hingham, ]Mary* Lewis, b. there Sept. 6, 1717, d, there 
Sept. 3, 1746, dau. of Joseph^ (James=, George^) and Sarah 
(Marsh), He m. (2) Dee. 3, 1747, Boston, Mary* Beal, b. Dec. 
21, 1717, Hingham, d. before 1790, in Spencer, dau. of Da\'id' 
(Jacob-, JohnM and Rebecca (Stodder). 

He resided on Main Street, next northwest of the meeting 
house of the First Parish. In 1760 he sold his estate in Hing- 


1st m 










ham and soon after removed his family to Leicester, Mass., but 
at opening of Revolutionary War was living in Spencer. He 
was a private in Capt. Ebenezer Mason's Co. of Minute men. 
Col. Jonathan Warner's Regt., which marched on alarm of Apr. 
19, 1775; service 5 days. (Soldiers and Sailors, xiv, 750.) He 
was on Committee of Correspondence at Spencer, 1776.) Ref. 
Draper's Hist. Spencer, Mass.; Sprague Mem.) 


Mary^, b. May 27, 1736; m. Aug. 31, 1755, John Groce or 

Sarah, b. Apr. 1, 1738. 
Knight, b. Mch. 25, 1740. 
Anthony, b. June 29, 1742. 
Olive, b. June 24, 1744; d. Aug. 25, 1745. 
VI. Thomas, b. July 28, 1746; d. Sept. 13, 1750. 

300. VII. Asa, b. July 24, 1748. 

301. VIII. James, b. Mch. 4, 1749-0. 

302. IX. Thomas, b. Apr. 26, 1752. 

303. X. Caleb, b. July 17, 1755. 

XI. Lucy, b. Oct. 4, 1761; m. June 8, 1783, Jeremiah Shaw. 
xn. David, b. Jan. 8, 1764; d. soon. 

258. Jeremiah* Sprague ( Jeremiah', Anthony-, Wil- 
liam^), of Hingham, b. Dec. 18, 1714, Hingham (fam. 8) ; m. 
Dec, 19, 1739, Hingham (fam. 18) Elizabeth* Whiton, b. Jan. 
29, 1718-9, Hingham, d. July, 1800, Hingham, dau. of David' 
Whiton (Matthew-, James^) and Elizabeth (Ripley). 

** Weaver"; constable in 1755-6; resided on paternal home- 
stead at Hingham Centre, "over the river." 

1. Lydias, b. Jan. 16, 1740-1; d. Feb. 16, 1740-1. 
n. Lydia, b. May 7, 1742; d. Dec. 14, 1815, unm. 
m. Susannah, b. Nov. 5, 1744; m. May 20, 1777, James Beal, 

widower, she d. Nov. 20, 1820. 
17. Jeremiah, b. Oct. 5 or 17, 1746; resided at Boston; m. 

(pub. Boston, Oct. 13, 1768) Martha Linly or Liney. 
v. Ebed, b. Dec. 26, 174S; ra. Abigail Tuft, Nov. 22, 1781, in 

Boston, lived and died there. 
VI. Elizabeth, b. July 22, 1751; resided at Hull. 

304. vn. Samuel, b. Dec. 27, 1753. 

vm. Joanna, b. July 5, 1755, d. No<r. 13, 1837, at Hull, unm. 



H. Abel, b. Apr. 1, 1759; m. ; had Esther b. OcL 

26, 1782. 

' X. Miles, b. Feb. 3, 1762; m. Sept. 29, 1793, Peggy Lincoln, b. 
Apr. 8, 1766; dau. of John* and Lydia (Wilson). He re- 
moved to Worcester and thence to Watertown, Mass. 
They had a son Samuel«, who m. Wid. Eines. 

259. Obadiah* Sprague (Richard^ Anthony ^ WilliamM, 
b. 1717-8 in Providence, R. I.; d. there June 12 1800, in his 
83rd. yr.; m. (1) June 26, 1748, in Smithfield, Sarah Cowen; m. 

(2) Mary . The name of the second wife, Mary, is taken 

from a deed (Scituate R. I., Land Evidences, YI.), in which 
Obadiah Sprague and wife Mary convey land in Scituate, R. I. 
Mch. 29, 1770. This proves that at least his son Obadiah, who 
was bom Aug. 22, 1770 was the child of his second wife. 
1740. May, Freeman of Smithfield (R. I. Col. Rec.) 
1760. Subscriber to one share of Tantamar Land in Nova Scotia. 
1762, Mch. Director of Lottery, Prov. (R. I. Col. Rec.) 

Prop. Chocolate Mills Prov. on Charles St. near Mill St. 

1790, June 11. Will names his sons Richard, Obadiah, Samuel, 

and Nathaniel Anthony, and daughters ^lary, widow of 

John Demount, Hannah Waterman, the present wife of 

Rufus Waterman, Sarah, Marcy, Lydia, and Susannah. 

(Prov. Probate, vni, 276.) 
(Ref. Frank W. Sprague notes; Bayle's Hist. Prov. Co., 
i, 586, Prov. ; Nar. Hist. Mag. vi, 126:) 


I. Eichards, b. 
305. II. Obadiah, b. Aug. 22, 1770. 

in. Samuel, b. 

IV. Nathaniel Anthony b. 

V. Mary b. ; m. Nov, 8, 1772, John Demount (E. L 

Vit. Eec. X, 220). 

VI. Hannah, b. ; m. Nov. 20, 1773, Eufus Waterman. 

vn. Sarah, b. 
vni. Marcy, b. 

rx. Lydia, b. 

X. Susannah, b. 

260. Aiios* Spilvgue (Richard,^ Anthony,- William^ of 
Smithfield, R. I. ; m. there Apr. 7, 1745, Mercy Comstock, dau. 
of Job and Phebe (Jenckes.) He was dead by 1S07, as in a 



deed of that date Mary (Mercy) Sprague is named as widow 

of Amos Sprague. 

1748. The town of Woonsocket was divided into 16 Districts 
among the residents in District No. 1, over 21 years of 
age were Richard Sprague and Amos Sprague. (Hist. 
Woonsocket p 64). 

1758, Aug. 4. At Bateman Precinct, Dutchess Co., N. Y. his 
father-in-law Job Comstock deeded Amos Sprague and 
daughter Mercy, his wife, all right in land in Glouster, 
R. I. (Gen. Diet. R. I. 283). 

I. Phebes, b. Mch. 31, 1749. 
306. n. Seth, b. Apr. 15, 1753. 

m. Anne, b. Jan. 31, 1755, m. May 21, 1775 in Cumberland, 
E. I., Charless Bennett (John*, Josephs, John2, Peteri). 
She d. in Ludlow Center, Mass. 
rv. Euth, b. Jan. 14, 1757; d. Sept. 2, 1824, ae. 66, Cumberland, 

E. L (Ballou Cem. insc.) 
V. Amey, b. Dec. 19, 1762. 
VI. Mary, b. Feb. 7, 1766; m. May 23, 1790, James Gaskill. 

261. John* Sprague (William^ John-, William^, of Mil- 
ford, Mass., b. ]\rch. 28, 1714 (Mendon Births) ; d. after Aug. 2, 
1796, Milford; m. Mch. 28, 1764, at Mendon, Mrs. Hannah* 
"White,{dau. of Dr. John^ and Hannah (Jones) Binney (Binney 

Gen.) ~She was b. Mch. 20, 1732, in Mendon.\ ^x^^^^^"^' ^^<^ ^ ^ 

His will, dated Milford, Mass., Aug. 2, 1796, mentions wife 
Hannah, wife's daughters Tyral TVhite and Chloe Fitts, brother 
"William Sprague and three sisters, Hannah Sprague, ]\Iargaret 
Colwell and Persis Waterman. ("Worcester Co. Probate.) 

(Ref. as above and F. W. Sprague 's notes in N. E. Hist. 
and Gen. Reg., Apr., 1909.) 

262. WiLLLVM* Sprague (William^ John=, William^), of 
Mendon, Mass., and Greene, jMe., b. Aug. 5, 1719 (Men. V. Rec.) ; 
d. at Greene, lie. (Am. Ancestry, iii, 218) ; m. ]\Iar. 16, 1748, 
Margaret Cheney. 

1741, Oct. 23. He was living on the easterly side of Mill River, 
in that part of Mendon bounded by Mill River, Billing- 
ham, Holliston and Hopkinton. In that year the "Easter- 


ly Precinct of Mendon" was set off, but the Spragues 
continued to support the church at I\Iendon. 
1741, Dec. 20. He was not assessed ministerial rates because 

of being an Anabaptist. (Annals of Mendon.) 
1780, Apr. 11. The Easterly Precinct of ^Mendon was incor- 
porated as the Town of Milford. (Ballou's Milford.) 
(Born in Mendon, now part of Milford, were:) 

307. I. Jamess, b. Mch. 16, 1749-50. 
n. Hannah, bapt. Oct. 7, 1753. 

in. Sarah, bapt. Oct. 9, 1757. 

308. rv. William, b. Mch. 3, 1759. 

V. Ruth, bapt. June 6, 1762. 

263. Daniel* Sprague (Ebenezer^ John-, William^) of 
Johnston, R. I., b. Mch. 28, 1712-13 (Prov. Rec. i, 132) ; d. abt. 
1788, at Johnston. Justice of the Peace there many years; m. 
1730, Sarah* Ballou, dau. of John^ (John-, ]\Iaturies^) and 

Naomi (Inman) ; m. (2) abt. 1736, Hannah . 

1738-9, Feb. Made Freeman of Providence. (R. I. Col. Rec.) 
1748. He was a citizen of Highway Dist. No, 1, Smithfield. 
1750. Ensign 3d Co. Prov. Co. Militia. 
1751-3. Lieut 3d Co. Prov. Co. Militia. 

1753. Capt. 3d Co. Prov. Co. I\Iilitia. (Bayle's Prov. Co., 1787.) 
1772, Resident of George Beverly's Highway Dist., Johnston. 
The early Prov. Rec. iv, 49', 154, say he was son of Eben- 
ezer and Mary (Mann) and b. Mch, 28, 1713. 

(Kelton mentions three children by first wife but no dates.) 
I. Naomis. 
n. Lucy, 
m. David. 
(The Prov. Rec. 1-128 and Kelton give births of children by 2d wife, 
except Daniel, Jr.) 
Jesse, b. Aug. 29, 1738. 
Ebenezer, b. Aug. 2, 1740. 
Reuben, b. Sept. 13, 1742. 
Eufus, b. June 7, 1745. 
vm. Rhoda, b. Sept. 14, 1749.) 
IX. Roby, b. Sept. 14, 1749. ( *^'^^- 
312. X. Daniel, b. July 10, 1752. 









264. Samuel* Sprague (Ebenezer^, John-, William^), of 
Glocester, R. I., and Newburgh, Orange Co., N. Y., b. Dec. 29, 
1715, Providence, R. I. ; m. Jerusha* King, b. in Glocester, dau. 
of James^ (James-, Clement^) and Phebe Ballon. (King Gen., 
1898, Geo. A. Morrison, 22.) 

1738, May. Made Freeman of Providence. (R. I. Col. Rec.) 
1761. Bought of Thomas Belknap a 200-acre farm lot in the 
Alexander Baird & Co. Patent in Newburgh, and with 
Andrew, probably hi^ son, then 22 years old, was, July, 
1775, signer there of Pledge of Association. (Ref. Hist, of 
Newburgh, 1859, E. M. Rutbener, pp. 48, 56.) 

I. Andrews, b. Nov. 10, 1745; d. June 13, 1746. 
313. 11. Peter, b. Mch. 20, 1746-7. 

m. Elisha, b. Feb. 13, 1748-9; m. Oct. 31, 1776, Rebecca Cole, 

dau. of Jonathan, of Scituate, R. I. 
IV. Anne, b. June 2, 1751. 

V. Andrew, b. Apr. 6, 1753; Enlisted in Col. James McClaghy's, 
Ulster Co., Reg, N. Y. Militia, Rev. War. 
S14. VI. Amasa, b. Feb. 23, 1758. 

265. Samuel* Sprague (SamueP, SamueP, William^), of 
Duxbury, Mass., where he inherited part of his father's farm; 
b. abt. 1706; d. Mch. 26, 1766, ae. 60 yrs., Duxbury; m. there 
July 8, 1742, Sarah Oldham, who survived him. 

1770, June 11. Division of estate made — to Sarah Sprague, 
widow; to Uriah Sprague, eldest son: to Sarah Sprague, 
eldest daughter; to Lucy Freeman, 2d daughter, wife of 
Manuel Freeman; to Rebecca Sprague, 3d daughter; to 
Mary Sprague, 4th daughter; to Lydia Sprague, 5th 
daughter; to Hannah Sprague, 6th daughter; to son 
Thomas Sprague ; to son Joshua Sprague ; to son Samuel 
Sprague. (Plymouth Co. Probate, No. 19113.) 


315. I. Uriahs, b. Jan. 11, 1743-4. 

n. Joshua, b. 1751; Sergeant under Capt. S. Bradford in Rev. 
War; d. Aug. 20, 1776, at N.Y., age 25 yrs. (Winsor's Dux.) 

316. m. Samuel, b. August 5, 1753. 

IV. Thomas, b. 1756, was of Capt. S. Bradford's Co. and killed 
at Battle of White Plains. (Winsor's Dux, 320.) 


V. Sarah, m. Feb. 24, 1771, Kimball Ripley. 

VI. Lucy, m. Manuel Freeman, 

vn. Rebecca. 

vin. Mary, m. Nov. 28, 1782, "William Hilton of Bristol. 

IX. Lydia, b. Mch. 21, 1761; m. Dec. 7, 1780, Nathaniel Simmons. 

X. Hannah, b. May 19, 1764; d. Sept. 11, 1817; m. 1783 Elijahs 
Sampson of Duxbury. 

266. Phineas* Sprague (SamueP, SaniueP, William'), of 
Duxbury, Mass., b. abt. 1714; d. Jan. 20, 1776, ae. 62 yrs. ; m. 
Mercy, widow of Peleg Sprague. She m. (3) Aug., 1781, Icha- 
bod Simmons. 

He resided on land inherited from his father. This farm 
descended to his son Seth. The house in which his latter years 
were passed was built by him about the year 1763. 
1747-8, Feb. 15. ^loderator of a town meeting. 
1747-8, Mch. 2. Chosen constable of Duxbury. 

1762, Mch. 22. Elected assessor. 

1763, ]\Ich. 14. Elected Surveyor of Highways. 

1776, jMch. 4. Mercy Sprague appt. admx. of his estate. Dis- 
tribution was made to son Seth and the two daughters. 
(PljTnouth Co. Probate, No. 19104.) 
(Ref. also Sprague Mem., 1847; Winsor's Hist. Dux.) 


X. Pelegs, bapt. 1758; d. Aug. 27, 1759; ae. 1 yr. 
317. II. Seth, b. July 4, 1760. 

m. Mercy, b. ; m. John Chandler, went to Maine. 

IV. Ruth, b. ; d. Aug. 1845: m. Jan. 5, 1306, John 

Burgess of Plymouth; child: Phineass Burgess. 

267. James* Sprague (Nathan^ SamueP, William^), of 
Marshfield, Mass., b. Mch. 19, 1715 ; d. 1759 ; m. Feb. 24, 1742-3, 
in Marshfield, Patience' Ford, b. Jan. 1, 1722, d. Apr. 7, 1800, 
in her 7Sth yr. (M. Cem. Ins.), dau. of Elisha" Ford (MichaeP, 

.. William^, wid. Elizabeth^) and Elizabeth (Oakman). (N. E. 
Hist. & Gen. ]Mag., iii, 229.) 

1759, Dec. 20. Patience Sprague, widow, appt. admx. of his 
estate and guardian of the children named below. 

1760, Mch. 24. The property in ^Marshfield held in common 
by Nathan* and James* Sprague (the same which they 


inherited from their father Nathan Sprague) was divided 
between Nathan and the children of James, deceased, and 
Patience Sprague was their guardian. (Plymouth Co. 
Probate, xv, 509, 510; Deeds, Iviii, 19.) 


318. r. Jonathans, b. Mch, 1, 1743-4. 

II. Joanna, b. Oct. 17, 1745; m. Aug. 17, 1769, Lott Keen, 
in. Mary, b. Jan.22, 1747; m. June 30, 1771, William Fish and 
moved to Waldoborough, Me. 

319. IV. Ezekiel, b. Sept. 2, 1749. 

V. Elizabeth, b. Nov. 28, 1751; m. July 12, 1781 Capt. Charles* 

Sampson and res. in Waldoborough. 
VI. Chillingsworth, b. Jan. 1, 1755. 

320. vu. Joseph, b. Apr. 11, 1757; went to Topsham, Me. (Ply. Co. 

Deeds, Ixx, 252.) 
vm. James, b. Apr. 1, 1759. 

268. Nathan* Sprague (Nathan',t SamueP, William^), b. 
Apr. 7, 1720; m. Margaret . 

1774, Apr. 11. He and wife Margaret of Marshfield conveyed 
land there to James Sprague. 

1794, Sept. 1. He was of Waldoborough, Co. of Lincoln (Me.). 
In a quit claim deed he mentions his brother James, de- 
ceased, of Marshfield. A witness was Spooner Sprague. 
(Plymouth Co. Deeds, Ixxvii, 253.) 

I. Abigails, b. Apr. 22, 1749. 
n. Michael, b. Aug. 4, 1752. 
in. Urani (dau.), b. June 9, 1755. 

269. John* Sprague (John^ SamueP, William^), of Dux- 
bury, Mass. ; m. there, in 1744, Deborah Simmons, and d. there 
Sept., 1784. 

I. Bethiah, b. Apr. 23, 1745; m. Feb. S, 1769, Thomas Simmons, 
n. Snow (son), b. May 28, 1749; d. 1749-50. 

270. Peleg* Sprague (John% SamueP, William^), of Dux- 
bury, Mass., b. abt. 1716 ; d. Dec. 28, 1754, ae. 38 yrs. ; m. Feb. 
18, 1745-6, Mercy Chandler, dau. of Nathaniel and Zerviah 


(Sprague). Zerviah was a great grand-daughter of Francis 
Sprague. She m. (2) Phineas* Sprague, a cousin to Peleg*. 
1765, Oct. 21. Guardian appt. for John and Nathaniel 
Sprague, children of Peleg Sprague of Duxbury, de- 
ceased. (Plymouth Co. Probate Eecords, No. 19059.) 

321. I. Nathaniels, b. Nov. 15, 1747. 

n. Peleg, b. May 25, 1751; d. May 6, 1756. 

322. in. John. 

271. James^ Sprague (Ja^les^ SamueP, William^), of 
Marshfield, Mass., b. Oct. 16, 1718 ; d. May 6, 1807, in his 89th 
yr. (Gem. Insc, Marshfield) ; m. Feb. 21, 1749, in Scituate, 
Mass., Sarah Jackson, who d. IMay 24, 1803, in her 74:th yr., dau. 
of Jonathan and Sarah (Damon) Jackson. 

I. Melzars, b. Mch. 7, 1751; d. . 

323. n. James, b. Apr. 17, 1754. 
m. Sarah, b. Aug. 30, 1762. 

324. TV. Luther, b. July 31, 1767. 

V. Melzar, b. Sept. 23, 1770; d. May 2, 1844, in M., in 74th yr. 
He m. Oct. 2, 1794, Ellinor Keen of Duxbury; she d. Apr. 
1, 1855, ae. 83 yrs. Child: Melzars, b. 1795; m. Not. 2S, 
1820, Mary D. Dwelley, b. Feb. 1, 1799, Hanover. Mass. 

dau. of Nathan and (Bonney). They had one 

son Andrew Jackson^ Sprague, b. July 14, 1823; d. 
Oct. 17, 1841, ae. 18 yr, (Hist.' Hanover, 1853, 377.) 

272. Jonathan* Sprague (Jonathan^, Jonathan^, "Wil- 
liam^), of Smithfield, R. I., b. July 25, 1701; d. ; m. May 6, 

1727, in Smithfield, Mary ^lowry, b. Sept. 28, 1702, in Provi- 
dence, dau. of Henry- Mowry (NathanieP) and ]\Iary (Bull). 

1723, Apr. 30. Freeman of Providence. 

1724, May 5. Deputy from Providence. 

1730, Mch. 17. At first town meeting was chosen "Fence 

Viewer. ' ' 


I. Bethiahs b. July 5, 1729. 

n. Mary b. Sept. 13 or 14, 1733. 
m. Abraham, b. Aug. 14 or 24, 1737. 
IV. Zilpah, b. Apr. 28, 1739. 

V. Jonathan b. Dec. 25, 1742. 

325. VI. Gideon, b. July 15, 1747. 


273. Capt. Hezekiah* Sprague (Jonathan-^ Jonathan-, 
William^), of Smithfield, K. L, b. Jan. 12, 1704-5, in Providence 
(Prov. Rec, 1-428) : d. after ]\Iay, 1785; m. Nov. 17, 1725, Sarah* 
Smith, b. May 2, 1706, dan. of Edward^ (Edward-, Christopher^) 
and Mercy (Mowry) Smith. Mercy was dau. of Nathaniel and 
Joanna (Inman) Mowry. 

1723-4, Feb. Freeman from Providence (R. I. Col. Rec.) 

1730. The towns of Smithfield, Scituate and Gloeester were set 
off from Providence. 

1746-7, Jan. The town of Cumberland was set off. 

1748, He was a citizen of Highway District No. 11, (Smith- 
field Hist, 29.) 

1764, IMay. Executor of his father's will proved this date. 
(Gen. Diet. R. L, 129.) 

1780. Capt. Hezekiah Sprague was a member of a committee 
to hire 1,750 silver dollars on their personal security in 
connection with the enlistment of 35 more men. (Smith- 
field Hist., 42.) 

1782, Aug. Cited to appear before Gen. Assembly to give in- 
formation in regard to a deserter. (R. I. Col. Rec.) 

1785, May. Collector of taxes at Smithfield. (R. I. Col. R€c.) 
(Ref. also Finney Sprague notes.) 


I. Lydias, b. Feb. 20, 1726-7; m. Natjianiel Medbury. 

11. Euth, b. Dee. 26, 1727; m, July 29, 1745, Ezekiel Angell. 

m. Anne, b. Jan. 11, 1730-1; m. Stephen Whipple. 

IV. Haddassah, b. June 2, 1732; m. William Eddy. 

V. Mehitable, b. Mch. 7, 1736-7; m. Eichard Angell; she d. 1766. 

326. VI. Hezekiah, b. July 14, 1737. 

327. VII. Joseph, b. Jan. 15, 1739-0. 

vin. Sarah, b. Mch. 15, 1742-3; m. Apr. 9, 1760, Stephen Wilkins. 
IX. Mercy, b, Mch. 12, 1745-6; m. John Hawkins. 
X. Abigail, b. Feb. 23, 1748-9; m, David Bates, 

274. William* Spraglt: (Jonathan^ Jonathan^, William'), 
of Smithfield, R, I., b. June 9, 1714; d. July 16, 1751; m. Apr. 
10, 1738, in Smithfield (Rec. 1-13) Rebecca^ Ballon, b. Aug. 26, 
1715, in Providence, dau. of Peter^ (John-, jMaturin^) and 
Rebecca (Esten). 

He was called Junior in the records to distinguish him from 


his uncle, Capt. William Sprague, who was living in Smithfield 
at the same time. 

1748. A citizen of Highway Dist. No. 5, Smithfield. (Hist, 28.) 
1751, Sept. 18. His estate was settled. His wife survived him. 
1768, June 6. Rebecca m. (2) Stephen Carpenter of Attle- 
borough, Mass. (R. I. V. Rec, Cumb., 1-37.) 


I. Martha', b. Feb. 12, 1739-40, in Mendon. 
n. Euth, b. May 22, 1741, in Smithfield. 
328. ra. Eleazer, b. Nov. 19, 1743. 

IV. Phebe, b. ; m. Sept. 23, 1770, Ebenezer Whittaker. 

(E. I. V. Eec. Cumberland 1-47.) 

275. Stephen* Sprague (Jonathan^ Jonathan-, Wil- 
liam^), of Cumberland, R. I., b. Apr. 9 or June 9, 1722 (Prov. 
Rec, 1-428) ; d. before May 11, 1757 (date of his father's wiU). 
He m. Mary . 

I. Johns, b, June 6, 1743. 
n. Amey, b. Jan. 29, 1744-5. 
ra. Stephen b. Feb. 18, 1745-6. 
IV. Mary, b. Feb. 18, 1747-8. 

276. John* Sprague (Jonathan^ Jonathan-, William'), b. 

Apr. 2, 1727, Providence (Prov. Rec. 1-428) ; m. Elizabeth . 

1748. He was a citizen of Highway Dist. No. 1, Smithfield. 

(Hist., 27.) 
1765, Mar. 20. Voter at first town meeting of Richmond, N. H. 
1767. A first settler on Lot 9, R. 2, Richmond, which was after- 
wards owned by Paul Handy, then by his son George 
. Handy and in 1882 by Geo. M. Bowen. (See Bassett's 
Hist. Richmond, N. H., p. 486.) 
1776. Signer of association test at Richmond. 
(Ref. Finney Sprague notes.) 

I. Ameys, b. Nov. 3, 1765 at Smithfield E. I. 
n. Michael, b. July 12, 1767 at Uxbridge, Mass.; m. Feb. 11, 

1790, Mary Harris. 
ra. Elizabeth b. Sept. 1, 1770, at Eichmond, N. H. 


277. Nehemiah* Spr-vgue (William^ Jonathan-, Wil- 
liam^), of Smitlifield and Prov-idence, farmer, b. Jan. 5, 1717, 
Smithfield, R. I. ; m. there Apr. 16, 1738, Mary Brown (Smith- 
field Rec. 1-12). 

1738, Aug. 12. Nehemiah Sprague, of Smithfield, for £800, 
deeded land and house given him by his honored father, 
William Sprague, 100 acres, to Thomas Walling. 

1748, July 25. While living in Providence, he bought of Roger 
Williams, for £ 330, a lot in Providence, being a part of 
the lot on which the great Roger Williams had dwelt. 
Nehemiah deeded the same lot to Simson Hunt, Dec. 28, 


329. I. Ellas', b. June 16, 1744. 

330. u. Nehemiah, b. Jan. 20, 1750. 

278. Maj. Joshua* Sprague (William^ Jonathan-, Wil- 
liam^), b. July 3, 1729, Smithfield, R. I.; d. Oct. 1, 1816, Coal 
Run, Washington Co., 0.; m. (1) Jan. 2, 1748, Cumberland, 
R. I., Amey Darling, b. May, 1729, d. May, 1749, at Smithfield. 
He m. (2) Apr. 22, 1750, Abigail* Wilbur (Note 1), b. Nov. 
17, 1731, d. Dec. 6, 1825, dau. of Jeremiah' and Mary. 

Note 1. William Wilburi, immigrant, was a weaver by trade. Ha 
settled in Taunton, Mass., where he bought land, June 10, 1654. He 
served as juryman in 1671 and as Deputy to the General Court in 
1678. He owned land also in Little Compton, R. I., and in Swanzey, 
Mass. He removed to Portsmouth, E. I., and Feb. 23, 1705, deeded 
to his son Benjamin all his dwelling house, lands and orchard there. 
His will was dated Mch. 1, 1710. and proved Aug. 15 following. His 
•wife was not living at the time of his death. One of his children was* 

"William Wilburs, who resided in Portsmouth and later in Little 
Compton, R. I. He was admitted a freeman in 1678. On Oct. 31, 
1677, he was one of the forty eight to whom five thousand acres of 
land was granted in East Greenwich. His will was dated Dec. 30, 
1732, and proved June 20, 1738. He m. a dau. of Peter Tallman and 
.she died before her husband's will was made. He d. 17.3S. One of 
hia children was: 

Jeremiah Wilburs, b. Dec. 17, 1706; d. about 1773. Resided at 

Smithfield, R. L He m. Mary who was living June 7, 1773. 

His son Jeremiah* was living on his homestead in 1773, but about 
1775 settled in East Hoosick (Now Adams), Mass. Another of Jeremiah 
Sr.'s children was: 


Joshua Sprague was a native of Smithfield, R. I. But 
little is known of his early life. It is quite probable that his 
military training -was acquired in the local military organiza- 
tions common in those days. 

Soon after his first marriage his father William deeded 
him "300 acres of land in Smithfield and Cumberland, and 
dwelling house on the easterly part of the homestead on the 
intervale on the west side of the Pawtucket River, also half the 

In June, 1762, after having disposed of his farm, he with 
his family followed the tide of emigration into Canada for the 
purpose of occupying land left by the luckless Arcadians who 
had been carried away by order of Gov. Lawrence, in 1755. 
The Sprague family took up a homestead of several hundred 
acres at the town of SackviUe, which is located on the famous 
Tantamar marshes, "the granery of Nova Scotia." They resid- 
ed here about fourteen years. 

At the opening of the Revolutionary "War there was so 
much feeling against the new settlers on account of their s^Tn- 
pathy for their brethren in revolt (See Note 2) that the}'" were 
forced to leave, losing all their possessions. Among these were 
the Spragues, who went first to the old home in Smithfield and 
later, about 1777, to East Hoosac (now Adams) Berkshire Co., 
Mass. (See Note 3.) 

Mr. Sprague was enthusiastic in the cause of freedom, as 
also were his sons. He enlisted as private in Col. Archibald 
Crary's Regt. in 1776; had due him £ 20-12-10. (Spirit of 76 
in R. I., 110.) In Mass. he served as Major in Col. Joab Staf- 
ford's (Independent) Co. of volunteers and fought in the battle 
of Bennington, Aug. 16, 1777. He marched to Fish Kill, June 6, 
1778, to serve nine months in Col. Diamond's Regt, but was 
rejected as unfit for service. However, on Oct. 17, 1779, he 
enlisted as private in Capt. Ast Barnes's (1st.) Co., Col. Israel 
Chapens' 3d Regt., and was discharged Nov. 21, 1779, serving 
one month and nine days. (Mass. Soldiers and Sailors.) 

Abigail* Wilbur, b. Nov. 17, 1731; she m. Joshua* Sprague. (See 
Gen. Diet. R. I., Austin.) 

Note 2. For the losses sustained by these refugeeti from Canada 
and Nova Scotia, and for the services some of them rendered the 


After the war Joshua and his sons, William and Jonathan, 
worked at the carpenter trade, building boats. In 1788 they 
left Massachusetts, going to Simrell's Ferry, on the iVIononga- 
hela river. They brought their tool chest on a two-wheeled cart 
drawn by one horse. Here they expected to remain and build 
boats, but after building several they were persuaded to come 
with the company that arrived at Marietta, June 22, 1788. Mr. 
Sprague and his two sons took a contract -of building one of the 
block-houses in Campus Martins, for which they received one 
hundred dollars. 

In the fall Joshua returned to his home in Mass. and the 
next spring brought his family, also the wife and children of 
William and two of the children of his son Elijah (deceased). 
Twenty families in all accompanied him to Marietta. In April, 
1789, the Sprague family went with the association that settled 
Waterford, on the I\Iuskingum river. They helped build the 
block-houses and stockade called Fort Frye. Early in the spring 

United Coloniea or States in the Eevolutionary War against Great 
Britain, Congress passed a resolution, Apr. 23, 1783, that "whensoevei 
Congress can consistently reward them bv grants of land they will 
do so." An act was approved by Congress, Apr. 7, 1798, directing 
"all persons having claims under the said resolution" to transmit 
to the "War Office within two years after the passing of this act, a 
just and true account of their claims to the bounty of Congress. 
Many were slow in presenting their claims so Congress from time 
to time extended the time in which the claims could be made. 

Joshua Sprague and James Sprague, his son, and the heirs of 
Gilbert Seamans are mentioned as entitled to land under an act 
passed April 23, 1812 (2 Stat. 712), and that Joshua Sprague should 
be entitled to 960 acres; James Sprague 320 acres; and the heirs of 
Gilbert Seamans 320 acres of land in Ohio in what is known as the 
Refugee tract, which was four and one half miles wide and extended 
from the Scioto river in Franklin Co., east to a place in Muskingum 
Co. The district was set apart by act of Congress of Feb. 18, 1801, 
A patent wag granted to Joshua Sprague, July 12, 1812, for W. ^> of 
section 2i, Twp. 12, Eange 21, containing 323.96 acres and anothei 
the same day for E. ^ of Sec. 23, T/12, E/21, containing 327 acres. 
88 perches. It appears from the records that 178 patents were issued 
to various refugees, the first being issued Feb. 13, 1802, and the 
last, March 30, 1S20. But few if any locations were made in th0 
eastern part of the strip, it being in excess of the demands of the 
claimants. All that part not located upon was made a part of thi 
Chillicothe Land District, Apr. 29, 1816. 


"William and Jonathan had gone up to "Waterford and cleared 
five acres of ground and planted corn, which produced a good 
crop. They lived in the stockade seven years, or until the 
Indian troubles were over. 

Joshua came into possession of a farm in Waterford Tp., 
on which he lived until 1812, when the infirmities of his years 
caused him with his wife to seek a home with their son Jonathan 
in Adams Tp., where their remaining years were spent. He 
always regretted that he went from Rhode Island to Canada. 
He said that he had a peck of silver dollars when he moved to 
Nova Scotia. 

Mr. Sprague was of the hardy pioneer stock ; in the military 
records his height is given as six feet and complexion light. 
He was a man of more than ordinary strength and energy, 
which enabled him to withstand the hardships and privations 
attending the settling of a new country. His descendants at the 
time of his death numbered one hundred and sixty-three. ^Irs. 
Sprague, who was of the honorable Wilbur family of Rhode 
Island, is described as being rather tall of straight build and 
having dark hair. 


(One child by wife Amey and twelve children by wife Abigail.) 
I. Ameys, b. May, 1749. d. 

331. 11. Elijah, b. Feb. 2, 1751. 
m. Nancy, b. Oct. 23, 1753. 
rv. Meribah, b. Dec. 17, 1754. 

332. V. William, b. Jan. 3, 1756. 

333. VI. James (twin), b. abt. 1761. 
vn. • (twin), b. abt. 1761. 

334. vin. Frederick, b. Oct. 17, 1762. 

IX. Amey (2d), b. Nov. 12, 1763. 

335. X. Jonathan, b. Jan. 9, 1767. 

336. XI. Nehemiah, b. 1770. 

337. xii. Samuel, b. 

338. xni. Wilbur, b. 1777. 

Note 3. A part of Cheshire, Mass., was originally called New 
Providence, and May 29, 1780, a petition in favor of annexing it t« 
Adams was signed by John Sprague, William Sprague, Joshua Sprague 
and others. 





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l^iHA^-i^^i'Mii^ te^ittfii^SB>«ii i^» 

Joshua Spra^ue and some of his family and otlior settlers lived here during 
the early Indian troubles iu Ohio. A guard was kept on duty day and nijjht. 


279. William* Sprague (William', William^ William'), 
of Abington, Mass., b. Jan. 29, 1710-11, in Hingham; d. Nov. 6, 
1796, ae. 86, in Abington; m. Sept. 16, 1736, Abigail Keen, of 
Weymouth. She d. Feb. 23, 1800, ae. 83. He bought a large 
tract of land in the north west part of Abington where he 
built his house and resided. The property was afterwards owned 
by Dea. David Torrey. 

I. Abigails, b. Dec. 2, 1738; m. May 1, 1766, Benj. Wood of 

n. Sarah, b. 1741; d. May 21, 1800, ae. 59. 

m. Samuel, b. ; was a soldier in old French war, 

1756-1763 and died in. the service. (Hist. Abington, 1866, 
Hobart, 267.) 

339. IV. William, Jr., b. -^ 1754. 

280. Joshua* Sprague (William^ William^, William^), 

of Abington, ]Mass., b. ; d ; m. Aug. 21, 1744, 

in Abington, Elizabeth Keen, who was appt. admx. of his estate 
in 1757. She m. (2) William Beale.' 

1750-1, Jan. 1. William Sprague, Jr., of Abington, conveyed 
land there to his brother Joshua Sprague of Abington. 

1755, Aug. 30. Joshua conveyed to Ezekiel Reed of Abington, 
a house and tract of land in Abington. (Plymouth Co. 

I. Joshuas, b. Feb. 28, 1746; guardian appt. Apr. 26, 1763. 

340. n. Elisha, b. Aug. 27, 1748. 

341. rn. Samuel, b. Feb. 28, 1753. 

IV. Silence, b. Aug. 8, 1755; m. Apr. 20, 1774, Barnabas Reed. 

281. David* Sprague (David^ William^, William^), b. 
Apr. 12, 1707, in Plingham, Mass.; d. 1777, Exeter, R. I.; m. 
Nov. 7, 1728, WarAvick, R. I., Experience^ Crandall. dau. of Jere- 
miah' (John^) and Priscilla^ (Warner) of Westerly, R, I. 

He was ordained July 12, 1739. (Hist. Newport Co., R. I.). 
He was known as Elder David Sprague; was converted at Scit- 
nate, R. I, joined the "six principle Baptists" and began to 

1733, May. Freeman of Scituate. 
1737. At No. Kingston was ordained Colleague of Elder Sweet. 


1750. "Was dismissed and went to So. Kingston, but in autumn 

of that year went to Exeter, R. I., and founded the "New 

Lights Baptist Church." Died there in 1777. His son 

Solomon succeeded him as pastor at Exeter. 

(Ref. Gen. Diet. R. I., 59; R. I. V. Rec. Prov., 1-25; Scit. I, 

72, 196; Exeter 1, 201; Nar. Hist. Mag., ii; F. W. Sprague's 

notes; Finney Sprague's notes.) 

(i, n, and ni in Scituate, the others in Exeter.) 

342. I. Solomons, b. Apr. 2, 1730. 

343. n. David, b. Mch. 14, 1731-2. 

ra. Sarah, b. Mch. 16, 1733-4. ^ 

IV, Esther, b. May 4, 1736. 

V. Experience, b. Oct. 20, 1738. 

VI. Lydia, b. Mch. 13, 1740-1. 

vn. Jeremy (Jeremiah), b. July 4, 1743; mentioned in will 

of his grandmother Priscillas. 

vm. Abigail, b. Jan. 12, 1744-5. 

IX. Joseph, b. Mch. 12, 1746-7; d. Mch. 19, 1746-7. 

X. Benjamin, b. Mch. 12, 1746-7; d. Mch. 16, 1746-7. 

282. John* Sprague (Jonathan^ William^ William^), b. 
July 8, 1727 ; d. prob. at New Shoreham on Block Island, R. I. ; 
m. June 20, 1746, in Bridgewater, Mass., Susanna Cobb. After 
the birth of the first child, for some reason the parents separated, 
so Mitchell indicates, John* going to Block Island, and Susanna 
with their son John^ to War^vick, R. I. All the other early- 
Johns being accounted for there is but little doubt that it was 
this John* at Block Island who ten years later (it may be pre- 
sumed that Susanna had died) m. Oct. 27, 1756, at New Shore- 
ham (Rec. 5 — 465) by John Littlefield, Warden, Catherine 
Dodge. Their children were all named for his near relatives. 
Observe that when his first son John was seventeen years old he 
named another son John, a rare though not improbable occur- 

3^44. I. Johns, b. July 20, 1746; settled in Claremont, N. H., 1770, 

(New Shoreham rec. 5, 464.) 
I. Williams, b. May 1, 1757. 
345. u. Jonathan, b. Sept. 10, 1759. 


346. in. John, b. Jan. 1, 1763. 

IV. David, b. Mch. 25, 1764. 

V. Joshua, b. May 27, 1767. 

VI. Ljdia, b. May 15, 1769; m. Oct. 23, 1788, Samuel Dodge. 

283. Benjamin* Spr.\gue (Jonathan^ William^, Wil- 
liam^), of Bridgewater, Mass., b. there July 4, 1736; d. there of 
small-pox Mch. 31, 1778, aged 42; m. Aug. 12, 1762, Eunice 
Holmes. She m. (2) (int. pub. Nov. 19, 1781,) Solomon Ames. 
She again became a widow and d. 1833, aged 92. She was dau. of 
Ephraim and ^largaret (Washburn) Holmes. 

He was a Sergeant in Capt. Jonas Allen's Co., Maj. Elipha- 
let Carey's Regt. ; service, 23 days. At Bristol, R. I. Apr. 19, 
1777. (Ref. Mass. Sons Am. Rev. 1897, 425.) 
(Ref. Mitchell's Bridgewater.) 



I. Ephraims, b. May 17, 1763. 


II. Benjamin, b. 1767. 

m. Lydia, b. 1777; m. Capt. Asa Pratt, 1799. 

284. William* Sprague (Rowland^ William-, William^), 
of E. Greenwich, R. I., b. Oct. 9, 1748 ; m. Sept. 14, 1777, at E. 
Greenwich (Rec. 2-54), Hannah Jenckes. 


I. Elizabeths, b. Sept. 26, 1778. 

II. Lydia, b. Aug. 27, 1780. r- , / 

ni. William, b. Aug. 20, 1782. ^f^^r f {.Vi-" ' ' 

rv. Hannah, b. Aug. 4, 1785. ', , U 

.... . ' >■ •- ■ • J ' 

285. CvPT. John* Sprague (Rowland^ William^, Wil- 
liam^), of E. Greenwich, R. I.; m. there Sept. 24, 1780 (Rec. 
2-59), Deliverance J> ' • X , widow of Daniel Pearce. 

^_ * . ,1. Phebe', b. Apr. 4, 1781; m. June 27, 1805, Samuel Pearce. 
(f'V _ ^ ^y V n. John, b. May 6, 1784; m. Mch. 17, 1807, Cynthia Wilkinson. 
m. Daniel Pearce, b. Apr. 23, 1787; m. Nov. 29, 1812, Nancy 
Johnson, dau. of Allen. Child: Susan, b. Apr. 15, 1815, in 
East Greenwich. 
rv. Mary Langworthy, b. June 10, 1789; d. May 18, 1806. 
^y^ ^^ (12) 





286. William* Sprague (Peter^ William^, William^), of 
Cranston, R. I., b. in Cranston (Austin's 33 fam, ; Gen. Diet. 
R. L, 190) ; d. there Apr. 1, 1795; m. (1) Dec. 22, 1765 (Cran. 
Rec, 1-320), Isabel 'Waterinan, dau. of John^ (NathanieP, Na- 
thaniel-, Richard^) and Ann (Clark). He m. (2) Mch. 3, 1782, 
Patience Waterman, sister of first wife. Farm res. abt. 31^ m. 
S. W. of Weighboset bridge over the Poeasset river, which ran 
through a part of the farm and on which he had a sawmill and 

1794, Dec. 29. His will, dated at Cranston, names wife Pa- 
tience, sons Abner and William, daughter Sarah, wife 
of Nicholas Randall and son Peter. (Cranston Council 
and Prob. Rec, III, 163.) 


I. Abners, b. bef. 1773; m. Jan. 5, 1795, Mary Potter. (Coventry 
rec. 1-211.) 
349. 11. William, b. June 5, 1773. 

ra. Sarah, b. ; m. Nietolas Randall. 

rv. Peter, b. in Cranston; m. Feb. 19, 1789, Mary Carpenter, 
of Warwick. 

287. Anthony" Sprague (Anthony*, Anthony^, Anthony", 
William^), of Lanesboro, Mass., farmer, b. in Scituate, R. I; i 

intestate, 1772, Lanesboro, Mass. He m. IMercy , who 

survived him. 

1746, May 6. 3Iade Freeman from Scituate. (R. I. Col. Rec.) 
1772, Aug. 11. Jonathan Pettibone and widow Mercy Sprague 
were appt. Adms. of estate of Anthony Sprague, late of 
Lanesboro, etc. Abraham, Jerusha, Salmon and Mercy 
were then under the age of 14 years. 
1774, June 10. Distribution was made to the widow and to 
the children named below. (Berkshire Co., Mass., Pro- 
bate Records.) 

(Not in order of birth.) 

I. Anna«, b. ; m. Hulot. (?) 

n. Phebe, b. Nov. 4. 1747; m. May 3, 1772, Daniel Man of 
Smithfield, R. I. 

in. Priscilla, b, ; m. Lee. 

TV. Anthony, b. 


350. V. Eseck, b. May 29, 1756. 

351. VI. Gideon, b. Apr. 4, 1758. 

VII. Sarah, b. Sept. 29, 1760; d. Aug. 11, 1788; m. Sept. 22, 1784, 
Amasa Weed, b. Jan. 23, 1761, Danbury, Conn. No issue. 
(Hist. Pittsford, Vt., 1872, Caverly, 756.) 

vm. Abraham, b. ; prob. went to Bristol, Addison Co., Vt. 

rx. Jerusha, b. 

X, Salmon, b. -^ 

XI. Mercy, b. 

288. Jedediah^ Sprague ( Anthony ^ Anthony^ Anthony^, 
William^), of Glocester, R. I., farmer, b. in Scituate, R. I.; d. 
Dec, 29, 1812; m. Freelove Jenckes, who outlived him, 

1759, May. Freeman from Glocester. (R. I. Col. Rec.) 
1759, He was at the side of his brother Samuel Sprague in the 
battle of Crown Point when the latter was shot and 
killed. He brought Samuel's sword from the field; the 
sword is now in the possession of Mr. William A, Sprague 
of Providence, and bears the date 1759. 
1810, Oct. 10. His will, dated at Glocester, mentions wife 
Freelove and the seven children named below. 
(Ref. F, "W, Sprague 's notes; Walter L. Sprague Correspon- 
dence, 1911.) 

I. MirabaB, m. Jan. 3, 1788, Ezekiel Whipple, son of Benajahj 

settled in N. Y. 
n. Alec (Alice) m. Eeuben Whipple; settled in N. Y. 

352. in. John, b. Abt 1758. 

IV. Jedediali went to Unadilla, Otsego Co., N. Y. 

353. V. Jonas, went to Unadilla, Otsego Co., N. Y. 
-"Vl. Jenckes. 

354. VII, Anthony b. Jan. 27, 1778. 

289. Samuel^ Sprague (Samuel*, Samuel', Anthony^, 
William^), of Rehoboth, :\rass. ; farmer : b. Feb. 27, 1756; d. xVug. 
5, 1830 ; m. in Rehoboth. Nov. 26, 1777, Amy Lambert, b. Aug. 
5, 1750, d. July 16, 1840. 

I. Lavinas, b. Dec. 26, 1778; m. Dec. 31, 1815, Nathan'Pettice. 
Child: 1. Lavina^ Pettice. 

355. II. LambertG, b. Aug. 10, 1780. 

III. Amy, b. May 13, 17S3; m. Mch. 13, 1800, Darius Cole. 
17. Euth, b. May 23, 1786; m. Aug. 25, 1805, Levi Bowen, 


290. James' Sprague (Samuel*, SamueP, Anthony^, Wil- 
liam^), b. Mch. 11, 1760; m. in Rehoboth, Mass., Oct. 16, 1783, 
Sarah Jennings. 

He served as private in Capt. Nath. Carpenter's Co. in 
Revolutionary War. It is said that he removed to New York. 
I. P0II76, b. Aug. 21, 1784. '" 

n. Lepha, b. June 26, 1786. 
in. Philindia, b. Jan. 11, 1789. 

291. Benjamin' Sprague (Benjamin*, Josiah^ Anthony% 
William^) of Hingham b. Oct. 2, 1736, Hingham (fam. 12) ; d. 
Oct. 29, 1792, Hingham (fam. 21) ; m. (int. pub. May 25, 1763), 
Mrs. Ruth Stodder, of Seituate, Mass., who d. June 25, 1830, at 
Hingham. She ul (2) May 31, 1795, Matthew Cushing, a wid- 
ower, and outlived him. She m. (3) June 6, 1824, Amos^' 
Sprague, son of Isaac*, for his 2nd wife. 

Benjamin® was a farmer. Resided on ]\Iount Blue road. 

I. Euth«, b. June 1, 1766; m. Oct. 25, 1798, Thomas Cushing, 

widower; she d. June 21, 1806. 
n. Bela, bapt. Oct. 30, 1768; m. Persis Litchfield. 
m. Persis, bapt. May 26, 1771; m. Feb. 26, 1814, Elisha Burr; 

she d. Apr. 13, 1836. 
IV. Zenas, bapt. Aug. 4, 1776; d. unm. Dec. 9, 1808. 
356. V. Laban, bapt. Apr. 6, 1783. 

292. Joseph" Sprague (Benjamin*, Josiah^ Anthony-, 
William^), of Hingham and Petersham, Mass., b. Oct. 21, 1739, 
Hingham (fam. 12) ; d. :May 24, 1828, in Petersham; m. in Hing- 
ham, Mary* Loring, b. July 1, 1745, prob. Hull, ^Mass., d. Aug. 
27, 1820, dau. of Caleb' Loring (John=, Thomas') and Rebecca 

"Cordwainer." In 1772 he sold his dwelling-house and 
land in Hingham and removed to Petersham. 
The children born in Hingham, were : 

I. DeborahG, b. Dec. IS, 1761; m. Mch. 7, 1786, David Sartcll. 
n. Caleb, b. May 29, 1764. 
357. m. Joshua, b. Sept. 2, 1767. 
IV. Loring, b. June 2, 1771. 


293. Asher'' Sprague (Benjamin*, Josiah^, Anthony^, Wil- 
liam^), of Scituate, Mass., "cooper," b. June 12, 1743; m. (1) 
July 12, 1764, Susanna Buck, of Scituate. He m. (2) Feb. 25, 
1793, Anna Lapham, who survived him. His will dated at Scit- 
uate, Jan. 6, 1824, mentions his children named below. (Ply- 
mouth Co. Probate Records, No. 19016.) 


358. I. Nathan«, bapt. Apr. 21, 1765, in Hingham. 

n. Noah, ; m. Apr. 2, 1797, Susanna Haskins. 

359. m. Isaac, b. 1788. 

IV. Danforth, b. ; m. Eunice , and prob. lived 

in Hanson, Mass They had a son Edward Danforth, a 
"carpenter", who m. July 11, 1843, Sarah Abby at Med- 
ford, Mass. 

V. Abigail ; m. (int. pub. July 21, 1807), Elishd 


VI. Polly, m. Smith. 

vn. Lucy, m. Munroe. 

vni. Hannah, m. June 27, 1824, Seth Stodder. 
IX. Emily. 

X. Nancy, m. Feb. 6, 1817, AdamS Lapham, Jr., b. abt. 1782; res. 
in Medford; prob. no issue. 

294. Jesse^ Spr^vgue (Benjamin*, Josiah', Anthony-, "Wil- 
liam^), of Hingham, b. July 22, 1745, Hingham (fam. 12) ; d. 
Mch. 28, 1818, Hingham, (fara. 23) ; m. Sept. 7, 1769, Elizabeth^ 
Joy, b. June 5, 1746, Hingham, d. Aug. 12, 1797, Hingham, dau. 
of Samuel* Joy (Thomas^, Joseph-, Thomas^) and Thankful 

" Cordwainer. " Resided on Main St., Hingham Centre. 
Private in Capt. Jonathan Loring's Co. at Lexington alarms. 
Corporal in Capt. Peter Cushing's Co. in "works at Hull, the 
closing act of siege of Boston." (Rev. Rolls Mass. Archives, and 
Mass. Sons Am. Rev., 1897.) 

1. JesseS, b. Jan. 14, 1770; m. Mary Leavitt. (Hing. fam. 34.) 
n. Thankful, b. Nov. 7, 1771; d. Aug. 3, 1856, unm. 
IIL Debby, b. Sept. 30, 1773; d. Sept. 19, 1775. 
IV. Samuel, b. Mch. 4, 1776; m. Sarah Gardner. (Hing. fam. 35.) 
V. Elijah, b. Mch. 1, 1778; d. Nov. 23, 1868, unm. 


VI. Elizabeth, b. Aug. 3, 1780; d. Apr. 13, 1864, unm, 

360. va. Caleb, b. Dec. 30, 1783. 

VIII. Deborah, b. Sept. 1786; d. July 4, 1870, unm. 

295. Isaac' Sprague (Isaac^ Josiah'', Anthony-, William^), 
of Hingham, b. Sept. 28, 1743, Hingham (fam. 13) ; d. Mch. 16, 
1800, Hingham (fam. 24) ; m. Jan., 1766, Hannah^ Jacob, b. ]\Ich. 
17, 1743-4, Hingham; d. there Feb. 16, 1816, dau. of Peter^ Jacob 
(Peter^, John-, Nicholas^) and Lydia (Lane). 

"Set-work cooper." Resided on Main St., Hingham Centre. 
He was a Sergeant in Capt. Gushing 's Co., Col. Lincoln's Regt. 
at Lexington Alarms: a drummer in Capt. Thomas Hersey's Co., 
Col. Lovell's Regt. at Dorchester Heights, 1775; Sergeant in 
Capt. Job Cushing's Co.; marched to N. Y. and was engaged 
in skirmishes with the enemy Dec. 19, 1776, and Apr. 2, 1777. 
(Ref. Hist. Hingham; Mass. Sons xim. R€v., 1897.) 

I. Hannahs, b. May 11, 1766; d. Dec. 1, 1837; m. Ezekiel 

Hersey, Nov. 19, 1795. 
11. Isaac, b. Sept. 30, 1768; d. May 11 or Oct. 1, 1779. 
ni. Leah, b. Feb. 10, 1771; d. Dec. 25, 1841, unm. 
rv. Peter, b. Aug. 29, 1773; m. Mary Whiten. (Hing. fam. 37.) 
V. Joshua, b. June 11, 1775; d. Jan. 8, 1854. 
VI. Hosea, b. May 8, 1779; d. Dec. 10, 1840, unm. Printer and 
author of "Hosea Sprague 's Chronicle," and compiler 
of a genealogy, "Spragues of Hingham," pub. 1828. 

361. VII. Isaac, b. Mch. 14, 1782, 

vni. Blossom, b. Feb. 26, 1784; m. Sarah Dinsdell. (Hing. fam. 39.) 

296. IMosEs' Sprague (Isaac*, Josiah', Anthony^, Wil- 
liam^),of Hingham, b. Apr. 25, 1749, Hingham (fam. 13): d. 
Oct. 3, 1828, Hingham (fam. 26) ; m. there Nov. 16, 1775, :\Iary 
Lincoln, b. Aug. 4, 1754, Hingham; d. there Nov. 23, 1799, dau. 
of Moses* Lincoln (]^^oses^ DanieP, DanieP) and ^lary (Burr). 
He m. (2) Dec. 20, 1800, Hingham, IMary* Lincoln, b. Aug. 24, 
1753, Hingham, dau. of Ephraim^ Lincoln (Ephraim^ DanieP) 
and Lydia (Marshall). 

He was a soldier in the Rev. Resided on Main St., Hing- 
ham Centre. 

His children were all born of first wife Mary in Hingham. 


L Mose3«, b. Mch. 21, 1776; m. Polly Hersey (Hing. fam. 42.) 
362, II. Levi, b. Mch. 24, 1778. 

in. Jarius, b. Aug. 27, 1780; m. Anna Sprague (Hing. fam. 

28 and 43.) 
IV. Polly or Mary, b. Jan. 29, 1784; m. Joseph Gushing, Jr. 
V. Emma, b. Dec. 29, 1790; d. 1793. 

297. Sarah^ Sprague (Knight*, Jeremiah^ Anthony^, Wil- 
liam^) b. Apr. 1, 1738, Hingham, Mass.; d. Aug. 12, 1831, 
Bridgewater, Yt. ; m. June 2, 1762, Leicester, ]Mass. (also record- 
ed in Spencer), Richard^ Southgate, b. Feb. 20, 1742, in Leicester. 
d. Feb. 25, 1822, Bridgewater, Vt., son of Richard- and Eunice 
(Brown) Southgate.* 

1776, Sept. 4. Richard^, private in Capt. Benjamin Richard- 
son's Co., Col. Nicholas Dike's Regt. ; marched to Dor- 
chester Heights and back again ; discharged Nov. 28, 1776. 

1777, Aug. 18. Served in Capt. Josiah White's Co., Col. Job 
Cushing's Regt. ; discharged Nov. 29, 1777: service 3 mos., 
21 days, including 9 days' travel home. Company raised 
for 3 mos. and marched to reinforce Northern Army undei* 
Gen. Gates. (Mass. Soldiers and Sailors, xiv, 657,) He 
served on Committee for town of Leicester. (L. Towri 
Ree., 200.) 

1784. Settled with his family in Bridgewater, Vt. "Was High- 
way Surveyor. 

•Eichardi Southgate, son of John and Elizabeth (Bennett) b. 
1670-1 (Combs, Eng.), d. 1758 (Leicester, Mass.); m. Oct. 1700, Eliza- 
beth Steward; immigrant 1715. One of their children was: 

Elder Eiehard^ Southgate, b. July 11, 1714, in Combs, Eng., d. 
1798. He came over in 1717; m. Jan. 22, 1740-1, Eunice, dau. of Dea. 
Samuel* and Mercy (Patterson) Brown. Samuel Brown was, 1714, 
Delegate to County Convention from Stockbridge, Mass., and a member 
of Provincial Congress, in 1775. His father was Capt. Abraham', 
(Jonathans, Abrahami). 

1757, Aug. Eichard2 marched from Spencer in expedition for relief 
of Ft. William Henry and was allowed pay for "horse keep.'* 
He was a Corporal in Capt. John Newhall's Co., Col. John Chandler's 
Eegt. (French and Indian War Rec, Vol. 96, p. 9.) 

1776, May 22. Richard^ served on Committee of four for town 
of Leicester to draw up instructions for Capt. Seth Washburn who was 
chosen to represent thera at General Court the ensuing year. (Leicester 
Town Rec, 192.) 


1785, '86, '87, and '88. Selectman. 

1790. Tything Man. 

1797. Built the "Old Soiithgate house," which is still standing 
and in good condition ;also built the first grist mill in 
Bridgewater. (Ref. also Mrs. ^Margaret S. Rucker.) 

1. Thomas8 Southgate*, b. 1763, d. Mch. 31 1837; m. Dec. 11, 1822, 

Dulcinia Marsh. 

2. James Southgate, b. 1765, d. June 16, 1845; m. (1) Mary Upham; 

m. (2) Phebe (Cobb) Raymond, wid. of George; m. (3) Mrs. 
Velinda (Palmer) Goff. 

3. Sarah Southgate, b. ; d. ; m. Stowe. 

•4. Southgate. 

5. Southgate. 

6. Richard Southgate, b. 1773; d. May 13, 1842, Bridge-?rater, Vt.; 

m. (1) Mch. 1 1799 Phebes Raymond, b. Feb. 13, 1778, Middle- 
boro, Mass., d. Dec. 15, 1829, in Bridgewater; dau. of Williams 
(Barnabas*, Johns, John2, Johni) and Phebe (Thomas) 
Raymond, of Woodstock, Vt. M. (2) Dec. 2, 1833, Clarissa 
Montague. He was Highway Surveyor a number of years 
and was Selectman of Bridgewater in 1822, '23, '24, '25, '26, 
and '28; in 1824, Lister. 


1. Richard W. Southgate^, b. Jan. 31, 1800, d. Apr. 4, 1870, nnm. 

2. Phebe Southgate, b. Apr. 3, 1802, d. Mch. 21, 1865, unm. 

3. Napoleon B. Southgate, b. Mch. 14, 1804; m. 1840, Mary 


4. Marquis Lafayette Southgate, b. Mch. 21, 1806, in Bridgewater, 

d. there. May 29, 1859; m. Jan. 18, 1831, in Woodstock, 
Lovisa Curtis, b. Feb. 24, 1807, in Woodstock, d. Feb. 27, 
1838, in Bridgewater, dau. of Francis and Sarah (Emerson) 


1. Caroline Lovisa Southgates, b. Nov. 18, 1831, d. Sept. 18, 

1904, in Claremont, N. H., m. May 30, 1861, Hon. Hosea 
W. Parker. Their daughter, Elizabeth Southgate 
ParkerT, m. Rev. Lee S. McCollester, for some time past. 
Pastor "Church of Our Father," Detroit, Mich., now 
newly elected Pres. of Tufts College. Children— Parker, 
Catharine and Donald McCollester. 

2. William Wallace Southgate" b. Sept. 2, 1834 in Bridge- 

water, d. Feb. 21, 1896, Rolla, Mo.; m. Dec. 25, 1S73, 
Dillon, Mo., Annie McKnight Blacks, b. July 7, 1S52, 
St. Louis Co., Mo., dau. of Samuel* (James', Samuel^, 


Johni), and Amanda Jane (McCutchan) Black. Mr. 
Southgate was a private in 1st Vt. Vol., War of 1861-6, 
and Sergeant 12th Vt. Vol.; Probate Judge, Phelps Co., 
Mo., 1878-1882; lawyer and farmer. 


1. Margaret Barron Southgate^, b. Nov, 17, 1874, Rolla, 

Mo.; m. there by Rev. F. M. Weddell June 24, 1903, 
Booker Hall Rucker, b. Aug. 14, 1868, Sturgeon, Mo., 
son of Maj. John Fleming Rucker, C. S. A. and Is* 
wife Julia Rucker. (Julia was dau. of Wm. E. and 
Clarissa (Rogers) Rucker.) They have, born in 
Rolla, Ray Southgate Rucker, b. Apr. 6, 1905, and 
Booker Hall Rucker Jr. b. May 8, 1909. 

2. Caroline Elizabeth Southgate^, b. Apr. 11, 1877 in Dillon, 

d. Mch. 2, 1885 in Rolla. 

3. John McKnight Southgate^, b. Sept. 17, 1881, in Rolla; 

m. Oct. 2, 1905, St. Louis, Mo., Elizabeth, dau. of 
Frank Marquis and Louisa Dundar (Hagaman) 
Baker. Civil Engineer and Contractor, res. St. 
Louis. Child: Hallie Baker, b. Dec. 3, 1907 in St. 
3. Thomas, Benton Southgates, b. Feb. 27, 1838, d. Mch, 1, 1838. 

5. Caroline Elizabeth Southgates b, Jan, 11, 1808, d, Nov, 1877, 


6. Julia Southgate, b. Feb. 11, 1810, d. Aug. 20, 1813, 

7. William B. Getes Southgate, b, Mch, 5, 1812, d, July 20, 1814. 

8. Winfield Scott Southgate, b. Oct. 14, 1813, d. June 7, 1885; 

m. Oct. 10, 1837, Elizabeth Mason, b. Nov. 13, 1813, Ludlow, 
Vt., d. Feb. 12, 1904, dau. of Oliver'and Loio (Steele) Mason. 

1. Emily Elizabeth Southgatee, b. May 7, 1838, Bridgewater, 

Windsor Co., Vt., m. Dec. 4, 1859, Albert Howell Cobb, 
a printer, b. May 10, 1836, Randolph, Orange Co., Vt., 
son of Samuel W. and Sylvia (King) Cobb. Res. Rut- 
land, Vt. 

2. Charles Mason Southgate, b. May 1, 1845, Bridgewater; m. 

Harriet Gates, and had six children: Grace, Herbert, 
Robert, Carrol, Marion, Frederick. 

3. Harriet Louise Southgate, b. Jan. 30, 1848; m. Feb. 1, 1869. 

Charles E. Campbell, b. Aug. 5, 1844, Sherburne, Vt., son 
of Avery B. and Isabelle (Richardson) Campbell. 

1. Louis Edward Campbell-, b. Doc. 10, 1872, Rutland, Vt. 
m. Sept. 17, 1901, Pearl L. Brock, dau, of Samuel A, 
and Lucy (Taylor) Brock. 


2. Glenn Avery Campbell, b. Jan. 26, 1887; unm. 
9. Porter B. Southgatc, b. Nov. 2, 1816, m. Martha WilUamson of 
Brandon, Vt. 
10. Mercy Emily Southgate, b. May 8, 1823, d, Sept. 9, 1826, 

298. Lieut. Knight'^ Spragtje (Knight*, Jeremiah^, An- 
thony-, William^), of Hingham and Leicester, Mass., b. Meh. 25, 
1740, Hingham (fam, 17) ; d. Aug. 9, 1835, in Leicester; m. (1) 
Feb. 26, 1761, Hingham (fam. 32), his first cousin, Lucy 
Sprague, b. Apr. 10, 1743, d. Apr. 11, 1766, in Hingham; m. 
(2) May 13, 1767, Hingham, his first cousin, also a granddaugh- 
ter of above Jeremiah^, Khoda® Marsh, b. Nov. 29, 1738, Hing- 
ham, d. ;Mch. 15, 1817, Leicester, ae. 78, dau. of Caleb= Marsh 
(Caleb*, Thomas^, Thomas-, George^). 

He was oye of the soldiers at Fort "William Henry in 1757 
when so many English and Americans were massacred by the 
Savages. He, however, escaped after being partly stripped of 
his clothing and next year served under Col. Bradstreet at the 
taking of Fort Frontenac on Lake Ontario. Later in life he 
removed to Leicester, IMass., and his name is mentioned in its 
Military History. 

From Hingham he was Sergeant in Capt. James Lincoln'^ 
Co., Col. Benjamin Lincoln's Regt., which assembled Apr. 19, 
1775 ; service 13 days. May 5, 1775, to Jan. 1, 1776, 2d Lieut, in 
same Co. He was 2d Lieut, in Capt. Francis "Wilson's Co., list of 
officers appt. to command men detached from Militia to rein- 
force the Continental Army agreeable to resolve of Oct. 9, 1779, 
said Sprague with others detached from ]\Iiddlesex and "Worces- 
ter County brigades commissioned Oct. 25, 1779 ; also 2d Lieut. 
in Capt. Francis "Wilson's Co., Col. Samuel Denny's Regt, en- 
gaged Oct. 21, 1779, discharged Nov. 23, 1779 : service 1 mo. 11 
days at Claverack, including 8 days' (160 miles) travel home; 
regiment raised to reinforce Continental Army in State of New 
York for 3 mos. Aug. 14, 1832, he made application for a pen- 
sion, which was allowed. (Ref. Draper's Hist. Spencer, 274; 
Mass. Soldiers and Sailors.) 

(2 by first wife, 6 by second, born in Hingham.) 
I. Lucy«, b. Oct. 2, 1761. 
n. Knight, b. Oct. 21, 1763; prob. d. young. 












in. Ehoda, b. July 3, 1768; m. Joel Jones; rem. to Penn. 

IV. Olive, b. May 5, 1771; d. young. 

V. Deborah, Aug. 14, 1774, d. Jan. 6, 1775. 

VI. Nancy, h. Oct. 22, 1775. 

" vn. Deborah b. 1776; m. Apr. 1, 1810, Thomas Sprague. 

She d. July 23, 1812. 

363. vra. Knight, b. Sept. 15, 1779. 

299. Anthony^ Sprague (Knight*, Jeremiah', Anthony^, 

William^, of Spencer, :\Iass., and , Vt., b. June 29, 1742, 

Hingham, i\Iass. ; d. ; m. Sept. 20, 1764, Leicester, Mass., 

Sarah Harper. In the Rev. served as Sergeant in Capt. Seth 
Washburn's Co., Col. Jonathan Ward's Regt. ; muster roll dated 
Aug. 1, 1775, engaged May 10, 1775; service 2 mos. 26 days; 
also company return dated Oct. 8, 1775, (Mass. Soldiers and 
Sailors.) He was living in Spencer in 1790 and it would appear 
from the census report for that year that he had five sons and 
two daughters. It is said that he removed to a farm in Vermont. 

364.. I. Anthonys, Jr. 
365. n. David. 

m. Enoch, rem. to Ohio. 

IV. Knight (blind) rem. to Ohio. 

V. , (name unknown') father of Harvey ^ Sprague, who 

m. Ann and was a resident of Vermont. He 

(Harvey) was a first cousin to Alraon V. Sprague of Mid^ 
dlebury, Ohio, whom he visited one winter, selling sheep 
in that neighborhood. 

300. AsA^ Sprague (Knight*, Jeremiah-'', Anthony-, Wil- 
liam^), b. July 24, 1748, Hingham. ]Mass. ; d. at Dekalb, N. Y., 
ae. 84; m. at Leicester, iMass., ^Martha Willson, b. July 12, 174S, 

dau. of Nathaniel and Sarah ( ). He served in the 

Revolution ; see account by his son Ara. 

I. Patty« (Martha), b. Sept. 16, 1773. 

n. Chloe, b. Oct. 1, 1775; m. Bishop. 

ra. David, b. May 30, 1777. 
IV. Euth, b. Jan. JO, 1780; m. Elijah Farr. 

V. B«becca, b. Feb. 11, 1782; m. (1) Thomas Farr, (^) Daniel 
Smith, (3) Slawson, (4) Phelps. 


VI. PhUa, b. Feb. 26, 1784; m. May 22, 1803, Curtis' Spaulding, 

she d. Dec. 7, 1863, De Kalb. 
vu. Asa, b. Dec. 5, 1788. 

366. Vlii. Otis, b. 

IX. Olive, b. m, (1) McCollom, m (2) 


367. X. Ara, b. Aug. 27, 1793. See his record for account of the 

above family. 

301. Bea. James^ Sprague (Knight*, Jeremiah^, Anthony^, 
William^), of Spencer, Mass., b. Mch. 4, 1749-50; d. Dec. 31, 
1824, at Spencer; m. there, May 4, 1779, Chloe« Baldwin, b. 
Oct. 12, 1755, at Spencer, d. Dee. 12, 1835, ae. 80, dau of Asa= 
Baldwin (David*, Joseph^, Joseph-, Joseph^) and Abigail 

He served as private in the Revolution. The farm on which 
he lived is now (1860) owned by Geo. L. Hobbs. 
1753. The town of Spencer was organized and officered. 
1778, 1788 and 1791. He was assessor. 

(Ref.Draper's Hist. Spencer, I860, 251; Spencer Vit. Rec.) 

I. Joel8, b. April 16, 1780; d. July 24, 1783. 

368. 11. James, b. June 26, 1782. 

369. m. Charles, b. July 31, 1784. 

IV. Chloe, b. Dec. 30, 1786; m. July 6, 1809, Jeremiah Watson. 
She d. 1860. 

370. V. Eoswell, b. Apr. 22, 1789. 

302. Thomas^ Sprague (Knight*, Jeremiah^, Anthony-, 
William^), of Spencer, Mass., b. Apr. 26, 1752; d. May 12, 1828, 
ae. 76, Spencer; m. there, May 3, 1774, Thankful Hatch, who 
d. Jan. 22, 1821, ae. 76, Spencer. 

1775. Fought at Bunker Hill. 

His name is on the pay roll of Capt. Ebenezer ^Mason's Co., 
Col. Jonathan Warner's Regt., which marched to Cambridge 
"under the alarm of Apr. 19,1775, and also in Capt. Seth Wash- 
burn's Co., which fought at Bunker Hill June 17, 1775^ marching 
from Leicester; his brothers Asa as Corporal and Knight as 
private were also on the roll of Capt. ^lason's Co. at Cambridge 
alarm, and his brother Anthony was Sergeant in Washburn's 
Co. at Bunker Hill. (Wor. Mag. and Hist. Jl:) 


1781-2-3-4-6, 1797-8-9, 1800 to 1808, 1816. Assessor. 
1813-14-15-17-18-20. Selectman. 

(Spencer Records.) 

371. I. Henrys, b. July 27, 1781. 

372. II. Thomas, b. May 10, 1783. 

303. Gales'^ Sprague (Knight^ Jeremiah^ Anthony-, "Wil- 
liam^), of Spencer, Mass., and of Farmington, Me., after Oct. 10, 
1809; farmer; b. July 17, 1755, Hingham, Mass.; d. Mch. 20, 
1828, Farmington, Me., killed by a fall from his carriage; m. 
Apr. 21, 1785, Leicester, Mass., Lillie Smith, b. there, Feb. 24, 
1766, d. Nov. 17, 1840, in Farmington, dan. of Gideon. He 
served as private in Rev. War. (Ref. Hing. Gen., fam. 17 ; But- 
ler's Hist. Farmington, Me.) 

I. Majors, b. Dec. 24, 1785; m. Patty Cobley; he d. in Vt. 2 ch, 

373. n. Walter Wriley, b. June 8, 1787. 

m. Caleb, b. July 11, 1789; m. Apr. 26, 1810, Lilly, dau. of 

Jonathan Smith. 
IV. Jonathan, b. May 25, 1791: m. Elmira Berrier. He d. in Ohio. 

V. Mary, b. June 13, 1793; m. Samuel Smith. 

VI. Stephen Green, b. Aug. 3, 1795; m. Rhoda Bunker, settled in 

Phillips, Me. He d. Apr. 20, 1870. They had 10 ch. 
vn. David, b. Jan. 13, 1798; m. Jan., 1827, Sarah Jane Mann. 
He d. Jan. 6, 1831. 1 Child. 

374. vm. Ira, b. July 1, 1800. 

375. IX. Harvey, b. Sept. 13, 1802. 

X. Sophia, b. Jan. 9, 1805; m. Aaron Tarbox. 
XI. Benjamin Franklin, b. Apr. 27, 1807; m. July 13, 1840, 

Comfort Kates. He d. Aug. 1860. A Methodist Minister. 

Res. "Windsor, Vt. 
xn. Lilly Smith, b. July 15, 1809; m. Jeremiah Mann. 

304. C.vPT. SAMUEii^ Sprague (Jeremiah*, Jeremiah', An- 
thony^ William^), b. Dec. 22 or 27, 1753, Hingham, Mass.; d. 
June 20, 1844, Boston, ]Mass., ae. 91 ; m. Joanna Thayer of 
Braintree, b. Sept. 10, 1756, d. Sept. 2, 1848, Boston, ae. 92. 

He was a mason by trade ; was in Boston as early as 1775, 
apprenticed, and both he and his master took part in the Boston 
Tea Party in that year. (]\Iass. Hist. Soc. Pro. xiv, 40.) In the 


list in 4 Force, ii, 830, June 22, 1775, his name appears as cap- 
tain in Samuel Gerrish's Regt. In Officers of Cont. Army, 377, 
May 19, 1775, the same. 


I. Samuelo, b. May 18, 1779; d. Oct. 23, 1796. 

H, Andrew, b. Oct. 8, 1780; d. Oct. 16, 1803. 

m. George, b. Dec. 24, 1781; d. June 29, 1805. 

IV. James, b. Aug. 16, 1783; d. Apr. 28, 1812. 

V. Joanna, b. Dec. 15, 1784; d. Mch. 20, 1865. 

VI. Elizabeth, b. Mch. 22, 1786; d. May 4, 1807. 

vn. Lucretia, b. Jan. 21, 1788; d. Oct. 20, 1849. 

vra. Lydia, b. Dec. 22, 1789; d. June 20, 1867. 

376. IX. Charles, b. Oct. 26, 1791; d. Jan. 22, 1875. 

X. Jeremiah, b. Nov. 5, 1793; d. Aug. 20, 1847. 
XI. Edward, b. June 5, 1795; d. Mch. 9, 1796. 
XII. Matilda, b. Nov. 18, 1796; m. Sept. 29, 1818, Benjamin 
Stevens, b. Apr. 16, 1790 in Boston; d. Feb. 11, 1S65. She 
d. Oct. 27, 1881. One of their sons, Frederick Thayei 
Stevens had a daughter, Mrs. Edith S. Macdonald who 
furnished this record of the children. 
Xin. Clarissa, b. June 17, 1798; d. unm. Dec. 31, 1887. 
XIV. Mary b. May 1, 1800; d. unm. Aug. 15, 1832. 

305. Obadiah' Sprague (Obadiah*, Richard', Anthony-, 
William^), of Richmond, N. H., farmer, b. Aug. 22, 1770, Provi- 
dence, R. I.; d. 1858, Richmond, N. H., ae. 88; m. (1) Apr. 10, 
1794, Betsey Mann, b. 1764, d. Apr. 17, 1815, dau. of Gideon and 

Rachel ( ) Mann of Smithfield, R. I.; m. (2) Anna 

(MaUard), ^-idow of Goddard. She d. Mch. 2, 1848. 

He moved from R. I. to N. H. in 1792 or 1793 ; lived on the 
place now (1884) owned by his grandson Hiram P., on the 
corner where an old cellar marks the spot. The place was for- 
merly known as the Comstock place. 

(Ref. Bassett's Hist. Richmond, N. H., 1884, 484.) 

(Six children by wife Betsey and two by wife Anna.) 

377. I. Enochs, b. Sept. 18, 1795. 

u. Hannah, b. Sept. 18, 1795; d. Aug. 17, 1813. 

378. ni. Samuel, b. Nov. 22, 1797. 
TV. Sarah, b. Feb. 24, 1799. 

V. Mercy, b. Apr. 9, 1801; d. Sept. 4, 1805. 


VI. Mercy, b. Mch. 15, 1805; m. Grace Crass; rem. to "Vt. 
VII. Nathaniel, b. Sept. 26, 1817; rem. to Taunton, Mass. 
vm. Obadiah, b. Apr. 19, 1819; d. Aug. 4, 1826. 

306. Seth' Spragub (Amos*, Richa^d^ Anthony =, Wil- 
liam^), of Smithfield, R. I., b. there Apr. 15, 1753; m. Deborah 
Whipple. In war of Rev. there was a Seth Sprague, Ensign in 
Col. Archibald Crary's Regt., who had due him £13-6-6. (Spirit 
of 76 in R. I., 110.) 

The Cumberland, R. I., Records give one child. 

I. Amos«, b. Nov. 20, 1772; d. Jan. 29, 1S65, aged 93 yrs., 
Attleboro, Mass. (Cemetery inse.) ; m. June 12, 1791, Hannah 
Follett (Cumb. vit. rec.) She d. Jan. 8, 1846, aged 77 
yrs., in Attleboro (Cemetery insc.). 

I. DianaT, d. Mch. 20, 1870 aged 78, Attleboro (Cem. insc.) 

n. ; m. David E. "Whiting, and resided in Attleboro. 

(See Bristol Co. Deeds, Book 174, p. 488, where Whiting 
calls Diana Sprague his sister in-law; also see ibid. Book 
135, p. 210 and Book 173, p. 347.) 

307. James' Sprague (William*, William^ John^, Wil- 
liam^), b. Mch. 16, 1749-50, Mendon, Mass.; m. Nov. 18, 1779, 
in Mendon, :Mary Bartlett, b. Mch. 12, 1761, in Newton, Mass., d. 
1805, Monmouth, Me., dau. of Ebenezer. He m. (2) abt 1805, 
Nancy Richards of Bath, Me., whose age was 17. 

1775, Apr. 19. Was a private in 4th Co. of Minute Men from 
Mendon, Capt. G. Nelson, at battle of Lexington, and was 
on the muster rolls at Boston, credited to Mendon as d 
three months man ; service expired Aug., 1775. (Annals 
of Mendon, 330, 340.) 

1781. Went to Greene, Me. (Am. Ancestry, iii, 218.) 


(Seven by wife Mary, three by wife Nancy.) 

I. Elishas, b. in Greene, Me.; d. at Monmouth, abt. 1856. 

379. n. Elijah W. 

ra. Elkanah, d. at Bath, 1825, 

IV. Stephen H., b. Apr. 12, 1796; m. Lavina Powers of Bath; 

moved to Sangersville, Me., where he d. Apr. 18, 1874. 

Children: Alvardo D. b. 1821, and Mary, b. 1832. 

380. V. Elbridge Gerry, b. 1793. 


381. VI. Jame3, b. June 13, 1799. 

vn. Elhanan, b. in Greene; d. young. 
vra. Frankfort, b, 1810; d. 1879. 
DC. Mary A., b. Aug. 16, 1812; m. Buchanan Fisher. 
X. Elhanan, b. 1818 at Bethel; in 1850 was living with his 
mother in Hanover, Me. 

308. Col. William^ Sprague (William*, William^ John-, 
William^), of Greene, Me., b. Mch. 3, 1759, Mendon, Mass.; d. 
June 26, 1828, in Greene; m. Anna Marrow of "Winthrop, Me., 
b. 1761, Medway, IMass,, d. Feb. 9, 1839, at Greene, dau. of Daniel 
Marrow (b. in Boston) and Elizabeth (Harden) of ]\Iedway. 

At the age of sixteen years he enlisted in the Am. Army of 
the Revolution, After serving about three years, he was severely 
injured in the hip and was honorably discharged. In 1779 he 
went to Greene, ]Me., then a wilderness, and settled on a small 
stream leading from the Hooper pond to the Sabattus pond 
which borders the town on the south-east. He occupied a log 
cabin until 1783, when he made brick and erected a substantial 
home. The house is still standing and has always been owned 
by his descendants. His grist and saw mill was the first in the 
town. Spragues ]\Iills has always been one of the well known 
places in Greene. 

He was Colonel in the State ]\Iilitia, the first treasurer of 
the Town of Greene, and later held other town offices. Moses 
Sprague was appt. adm. of his estate, Sept. 30, 1828. (Kennebec 
Co. Prob. Rec.) 

(Ref. Hist. Androscoggin Co., Me., p. 543; and Samuel H. 


382. I. Mosess, b. Aug. 8, 1783. 

n. Euth, b. Oct. 22, 1784; m. Seth Herrick, she d. Dec. 26, 
1835; for ch. see Herrick Gen. 1885, L. Herrick, 218. 

m, Nancy, b. Nov. 1, 1786; m. Jonathan Shepley and had ch. 
Dexter, Belinda, Loring, Jonathan. 

rv. Susan, b. Sept. 15, 1788; m. Reuben Bates and had Isabel 
who m. W. G. Rogers. 

383. V. William, b. Feb. 15, 1790. 

384. VI. Isaac, b. June 22, 1792. 

vn. Sally, b. Feb. 19, 1794; m. Russell Reed; both d. in Augusta, 








vm. Charlotte, b. Apr. 18, 1796; d. June 4, 1873; m. Benjamin 
Quimby who d. 1856. Ch.: Alfred, Lorana and Emeline. 
Isabelle, b. Mch. 13, 1798. 
Cyrus, b. May 27, 1802. 
Greene, b. Aug. 8, 1804. 
Washington, b. Mch. 3, 1807. 

309. Jesse' Spilvgue (Danieil*, Ebenezer', John^, Wil- 
liam^), of Clarendon, Vt., b. Aug. 29, 1738, Providence, R. I.; d. 
1818, Durham, now Clarendon, Vt. ; m. abt. 1762, Johnston, R. I., 
Esther Dexter, b. abt. 1738-9, d. Mch. 22, 1840, in Clarendon, 
aged 103 yrs. 9 mos. 24 days. Although so old she was up and 
around until a few minutes before her death. (Ref. Hist. Hart- 
ford, Vt., 1889, Tucker.) 

He sold his homestead in Johnston, R. I., Feb. 1, 1768, and 
in same year removed to Durham, where he lived until his death. 
Original and official records show that he was a sergeant in Capt. 
Abraham Salisbury's Co. of minute men and was in active 
service for short periods of time on several occasions in 1780 and 

(Three bom in Johnston and six in Clarendon.) 

1. Amey«, b. Feb. 18, 1764; m. prob. Sylvanus Smith, a farmer. 

387. n. Philip, b. Jan. 8, 1765. 

m. Abraham, b. Nov. 8, 1768; m. (1) Polly Wilson; m. (2) 

Charlotte Angell. 
rv. (Capt.) Durhams, b. June 8, 1770; 1st white child born in 

Durham, d. in Clarendon; m. Mary Marcy. 
V. Anna (or Amey), b. Mch. 30, 1771; m. Benjamin Gould. 
VI. Hannah, b. July 28, 1773; m. Blanchard. 

388. VII. Daniel, b. Aug. 21, 1775. 
vm. Elizabeth, b. Aug. 23, 1777. 

IX. Paul Dexter, b. Mch. 17, 1781. 

310. Ebenezer' Sprague (Daniel*, Ebenezer^ John-, Wil- 
liam^) of Johnston, R. I., b. Aug. 2, 1740, at Providence; m. 

abt. 1760, IMelicent , who d. Dec. 5, 1820, aged 83. 

1772. Res. of Geo. Beverly's Highway Dist., Johnston. 
1775-9. Deputy from Johnston. (R. I. Col. Rec.) 

1810, Oct. 30. Will mentions wife Melicent and children 
named below. (R. I. V. R^c, Johnston, i, 25, 26.) 



I. Dorcas8, b. Sept. 16, 1761; m. Lyndenburger. 

n. Phebe, b. Sept. 5, 1763 m. Jan. 8, 1786, Joseph Cowen, Jr. 

b. Sept. 28, 1758, Glo., R. I.; d. 1840, N. Y. 

in. Stephen, b. Aug. 10, 1765; m. Feb. 10, 1793, Merey WOliams. 

IV. Solomon, b. May 24, 1767. 

V. Sally Lucy, b. Nov. 24, 1769; m. Kilton. 

VI. Amey, b. Dec. 25, 1771; m. Williams. 

.vn. Avis, b. Jan. 21, 1774; m. Clemence. 

389. vm. Ebenezer, b. July 27, 1778. 

TX. Melicent, b. May 1, 1781; m. Sheldon. 

311. RuFUS^ Sprague (Daniel*, Ebenezer^ John=, Wil- 
liam^) of Johnston, R. I., b. June 7, 1745, Providence (Rec. 

1-312) ; m. Rosannah . 

1790. Is paid £ 1-75 for attendance on Gen. Assembly. (R. I. 

Col. Rec.) 
1772. Resident of Geo. Beverly's Highway Dist., Johnston. 

(Bayle's Hist. Prov. Co., i, 786, Johnston.) 
1794, Sept. 2. Will names his wife Rosannah and fourteen 

children given below. 

(Ref. Frank W. Sprague notes in N. E. H. & G. Reg., Apr., 


I. Judah«, ; m. Dec. 30, 1787, Newport, James Helme. 

(R. I. V. Rec, Newport, 1-33.) 
n. Diadamy (Deodamia.) 
m. Sarah. 

rv. Rosabellow (Rosabella), 
v. Anna. 
VI. Polly. 
VII. Rosannah. 

VUl. Joseph, lived in Johnston; m. Sarah and had one 

son Charles Sampson'. 

390. EX. Rufus. 

X. George, b. Aug. 18, 1786. 

391. XI. Pardon. 
XII. Ezekiel. 

392. xm, Sylvester. 

XIV. Welcome; he had a dau. Sylvia who m. Sept. 4, 1822, John- 
ston, Thomas Smith, (R. I. V. Rec. Johnston 1-133). 


312. Capt. Daniel*^ Sprague (Daniel*, Ebenezer^, John-, 
William^), of Johnston and Greenville in Smithfield, R. I., farm- 
er, b. July 10, 1752 ; d. INIch. 27, 1816, in his 64th year at Smith- 
field; m. Jan. 7, 1781, at Johnston, Hannah Brown, b. Meh. 25, 
1756, d. Nov. 28, 1815, dan. of Gideon. R. I. Col. Rec. say: 1775, 
Daniel, Jr., ensign in 1st Co., Johnston; in 1776 Lieut, and in 
1778-81, Capt. of same. (Ref. Alzada J.« Sprague.) 

I. EthanB, b. Jan. 12, 1782; m. Mary Thornton. One of their 
children, Elizabeth^, b. Oct. 7, 1805; m. Wm. W. Steere. 
393. n. Nathan Brown, b. Apr. 7, 1787. 

in. Gideon, b. Feb. 17, 1790; d. young. 

313. Peter^ Sprague (prob. Samuel*, Ebenezer', John^, 
William^), of Lanesborough, Mass.; Revolutionary soldier; m. 
Polly . (Ref. Hist. Lanesborough.) 


I. Lucye, b. May 19, 1787. 

n. Hannah, b. May 17, 1789; d. . 

ra. Hannah, b. Dec. 25, 1791. 

IV. Sanford, b. Mch. 25, 1793. 

V. Olive, b. Apr. 22, 1795. 

VI. John, b. Mch. 29, 1797. 

vn. Mary Ann, b. July 4, 1799. 

vni. Eleazer, b. Mch. 11, 1802. 

rx. Tryphenia, b. June 24, 1806. 

X. Ruth, b. July 12, 1808. 

XI. Laura, b. Dec. 10, 1810. 

314. Amasa^ Sprague (Samuel*, Ebenezer', John^ Wil- 
liam^), b. Feb. 28, 1758, in Glocester, R. I.; m. prob. in K" Y., 
Sarah Evans, sister to Baron John Evans, an English naval 

He came to Newburgh, N. Y., with his father's family 
about 1761; private in Capt. Casey's Co., Florida and Warwick 
Regt., Orange Co., N. Y., Col. John Hathorn, N. Y. Militia, 
1776-1778; private in Capt. Jason Wilkins' Co. of Lt. Col. 
Johannes Jansen's 4th Ulster Co. Regt., N. Y. :\rilitia, 1779-1782. 
(N. Y. in the Rev., 1887, B. Fernow.) For his services he was 
given ''Bounty Land" in Ulster Co., N. Y. He was a resi- 
dent of Newburgh (now in Orange Co.) in 1790. (N. Y. Census.) 


He was of the Quaker faith; d. about 1806. Bond for his 
estate was given Sept. 17, 1806, signed by Sarah Sprague, admx., 
"William Ketcham, adm., and Titus Keteham and John Croft, 
sureties. (Ulster Co. Probate.) 


394. I. Evanss, b . 

Probably three daughters. 

315. *Uruh^ Sprague (Samuel*, SamueP, SamueP, "Wil- 
liam^), b. Jan. 11, 1743; resided in Duxbury, Mass.; m. there, 
Nov. 23, 1769, Lydia= Sampson, b. Apr. 6, 1747, d. Sept. 3, 1311, 
dau. of Amos* and Deborah* (Sampson). Uriah d. Feb. 1, 1842, 
aged 99 yrs. (Duxbury Records.) He was a Revolutionary 

I. Edens, b. Apr. 12, 1770; m. Sarah Hinckley; no issue, 
n. Alathea, b. April 10, 1772; living in 1847. 
m. Lydia, b. Apr. 17, 1776; d. Oct. 12, 1843. 
IV. Laurania, May 18, 1780; m. Weston Freeman, Feb. 10, 1802. 
V. Joshua, b. May 17, 1783; d. at sea Feb. 9, 1807. 
VI. Betsey, b. Aug. 28, 1788; m. Jacoh Smith, May 26, 1813 and 
d. May 11, 1814. 

316. Samuel^ Sprague (Samuel*, SamueP, SamueP ,Wil- 
liam^), of Avon, Franklin Co., IMe., P. 0., Phillips, Me., b. Aug. 
5, 1753, in Mass., d. Apr. 7, 1835, in Avon; m. Sept. 8, 1783, 
Bristol, Me., Elizabeth Humphrey, b. May 1, 1751, d. Apr. 2, 
1805, in Avon. 

He was one of eight children, b. in IMass., four at least of 
whom were girls and prob. four boys ; three sisters were named 
Lucy, Lydia and Rebecca, and one other sister m. a Hilton and 
lived at or near Bristol, the others at or near Duxbury. His 
father, whose name is unknown, died poor, and these children 
were bound out. They had a rich uncle whose name is unknown. 
Samuel was apprenticed at 14 years of age for 7 years to a ship- 
builder in Plymouth, but before he was of age he went into the 
Rev, Army; was under Gen. Gates, served 3 years and was dis- 
charged at Valley Forge and walked back to Plymouth. Two 
of his brothers, names unknown, were also Rev. soldiers, one 
dying in the service and the other returning and settling in 
Duxbury. Samuel and his sisters named above were all living 


iu 1826. Samuel not getting work in Plymouth after his returil 
from the army, went to Bristol, where there was some shipbuild- 
ing, but soon went to work for Capt. Soule on a farm ; then took 
up a farm for himself in Avon and built a log house. He therl 
went back to Bristol, where he married Elizabeth Humphrey 
and brought all his worldly goods from Bristol to Avon on the 
back of one horse, traveling part of the way by blazed trees. The 
above account and the names of his children were furnished 
under date of June, 1898, to Joseph "W. Sprague great grandson, 
by Mrs. Rhoda (Sprague) Hamlin, a great granddaughter, now 
(1898) living on the Avon farm. 

Ref. Plymouth Co. Mass., Probate, No. 19113, of Samuel*; 
Finney Sprague notes. 

I. Tbomas8, b. Nov. 7, 1786; d. Mch. 14, 1801, ae. 15. 

395. n. Samuel, b. Feb. 2, 1789. 

317. Hon. Seth= Sprague (Phineas*, SamueP, Samuel-, 
William^), of Duxbury, Mass., b. there, July 4, 1760; d. July 8, 
1847; m. Mch. 30, 1779, Deborah^ Sampson, b. Oct. 18, 1761, 
Duxbury, d. Nov. 21, 1844, in her 84th yr., dau. of Abner* Samp- 
son (NathanieP, Abraham-, Abraham^) and Deborah (Bisbee). 

An extended account of Hon. Seth is to be found in Win- 
sor's Hist. Dux. and in the Sprague Mem., 1848, Soule. He was 
a Revolutionary soldier. 

(Born in Duxbury, Dux. V. Rec.) 
I. Phineass (Capt.), b. Nov. 2, 1779; d. 1854 Boston, ae. 73 
yrs. (N. E. H. & G. Eeg. VIII, 101) m. (1) Oct. 30, 1803, 
Eunices Freeman, who d. July 18, 1817 dau. of Benj.', 
(Joseph*, Edmund3-2.i^ and Hannah (Bradford). He 
m. (2) Hannah Brown, and by her had Hannah B., who 
m. Edward Silas Tobey. He m. (3) Betsey (Fuller) 
Tobey, widow of Silas. 

396. 11. Wniiam, b. Dec. 28, 1780. 

nr. Deborah, b. Aug. 19, 1782; m. Nov. 24, 1799, Ahira Wads- 
TV. Wealthea, b. June 2, 1784; m. Mch. 14, 1802, Thomas Winsor. 
V. Ruth, b. Dec. 4, 1785; m. Capt. George Soule, Nov. 9, 1806. 
VI. Seth (Hon.), b. Nov. 21, 1787; m. Wealthea of Isaac Little. 
VII. Mercy, b. Dec. 25, 1789; m. June 25, 1809, Charles Soule. 


vin. Zeruiah, b. Sept. 5, 1791; m. Mch. 7, 1813, Perez Thomas. 
397. IX. Peleg, b. Apr. 27, 1793. 

X. Caroline, b. Oct. 6, 1795; m. Feb. 11, 1816, William Sampson. 
XI. Hannah, b. Sept. 26, 1797; m. Ralph Partridge. 
xn. Judith, b. Apr, 25, 1799; m. Sept. 17, 1820, Hon. Gershom B. 

Xin. Nancy, b. Apr. 23, 1801; m. Oct. 3, 1819, Samuel Loring, .Jr. 
XIV. Lucy, b. Apr. 2, 1803; m. Sept. 14, 1826, Eev. Eobt. W. 

Cushman. She d. Nov. 9, 1841, Boston. 
XV. Sarah, b. Sept. 20 ,1805; m. William Henry Sampson. 

318. Jonathan" Sprague (James*, Nathan^ SamueP, "Wil- 
liam^), b. Meh. 1, 1743-4; m. Apr. 14, 1776, in Marshfield, Jemi- 
ma Ford (Gushing). He d. Apr. 25, 1841, aged 97 yrs. 


398. I. Nathanieie, b. Dec. 20, 1776. 

n. Chillingsworth, b. .June 8, 1778; d. July 22, 1867, aged 89. 
in. Jemima, b. Aug. 16, 1782; m. Abner Eames. 

399. IV. Jonathan, b. July 18, 1784. 

V. Sarah Ford, Sept. 16, 1787. 
VI. Elizabeth, b. Dec. 19, 1790; m. Elisha Kent. 

319. EzEKiEL^ SpRxVGUe (James*, Nathan^, SamueP, ^Vil- 
liam^), of Marshfield, Mass., "mariner," b. Feb. 2, 1749: d. 
Sept. 24, 1794, in his 45th year, IMarshfield : m. Feb. 3, 17S5, in 
Duxbury, Huldah Fish, who d. Apr. 5, 1835, ae. 76 yrs. 

CHILDREN (i b. in M., ii and m in D.) 
I. PoJegs, b. Dec. 7, 1787; m. Betsey^ Stetson, b. May 1, 17S7, 

Scituate, Mass., d. Mch. 3, 1846, dau. of Silas* (Silass, 

SamueP, Robert^), and Martha (Milton). (Stetson Gen. 

1847, 80.) 
n. John b. Sept. 7, 1790; d. Mch. 26, 1873, ae. 82, Marshfield; m. 

Oct. 11, 1815, Rebecca Simmons of Duxbury. A child. 

Nancy, b. July 26, 1818 in Milford, Mass., m. Jan. 15, 1852, 

as his 2d wife John^ Gushing. (Gushing Gen., 1877, Lemuel 

Gushing, 79.) 
m. Ezekiel, b. Dec. 8, 1792; m. Oct. 26, 1825, Susan Sampson of 


320. Capt. Joseph' Sprague (James*, Nathan', Samuel-, 
William^), b. Apr. 11, 1757, Marshfield, IMass. ; d. June 23, 1S07, 
Topsham, IMe. ; m. Sept. 8, 1783. Ruth Hunt of Weymouth, ^lass., 
b. 1764, d. Apr. 1, 1816. 


He went to Bowdoinham, :Me., in 1787; settled in 1791 or 
1792, in Topsham, Me., where he bought a large farm. He was 
a shipbuilder and mariner. His wife had one vessel built while 
he was away at sea. Capt. Sprague was a member of the Ma- 
sonic order, 


(First two born in Marshfield.) 

I. James', b. Oct. 5, 17S3; d. Sept. 5, 1802. 

n. Oakman (Capt.), b. Oct. 4, 1786; he was 5 ft. iV-i in. tall; 
complexion ligbt; master of the Brig. Mars of Topsham. 
He m. Oct. 12, 1811, Abigails Stetson, b. Apr. 2, 1788, 
Kingston, Mass., dau. of Theophiluss and Abigail (Prince) 
Stetson. (Stetson gen. 1847, J. S. Barry, 69). 

400. m, Joseph, b. Aug. 16, 1788. 

IV. Elizabeth, b. Aug. 1, 1790; d. 1864; m. Sept. 8, 1815, Thomas 
pa. Stetson of Theophiluss, 

V. Ruth, b. June 29, 1792; d. July 20, 1803. 

VI. Mary L. b. Aug. 27, 1794; d. Oct. 11, 1860. 
vn. Samuel, b. Apr. 1, 1796; d. Apr. 19, 1803. 

401. vm. Willis, b. Aug. 1800. 

rx. Frances, prob. d. young. * 

X. David, b. May 28, 1802; d. Feb. 25, 1803. 

321. Nathaniel' Sprague (Peleg*, John^ SamueP, Wil- 
liam^), b. Nov. 15, 1747; d. ; m. July 19, 1770, Han- 
nah Ford, of Duxbury, IMass. 

He was a shipwright; settled in Bath, Me., about 1784. 
(Ref. Sprague ]\rem., 1847, Soule, 130; Winsor's Hist. Dux.) 
He was a corporal on Lexington Alarm Roll of Capt. Benj. 
Wadsworth's Co., Col. James Warren's 2d Regt., which marched 
on the alarm of Apr.. 19, 1775, from Duxbury. Served three 



I. Carolines, b. Feb. 2, 1771, in Duxbury. 

402. II. Pele^, b. , 1774. 

403. in. Nathaniel, b. May 14, 1777. 

IV, A son (prob. William) ; d. in Duxbury 1781, ae. 1 yr. 

V. Sarah. ' 

VI. Hannah, 

vn. Mercy. 

322. John'* Sprague (Peleg*, John', SamueP, WilliamM, 
b. in Duxbury; went first to Weymouth, Mass., and m. there. 


Mch, 8, 1775, ]\Irs. Hannah Ford and then removed to Maine 
after 1777. (Ref. Sprague Mem., 1847, Soule, 130.) 

I. Johns, bap. Sept. 10, 1775. 
n. Phineas bap. Mch. 30, 1777, 

323. James' Sprague (James*, James^, SamueP, Wil- 
liam^), of Marshfield, Mass.; b. Apr. 17, 1754; d. Nov. 19, 1836, 
in his 83d yr. (Cem. Inse., Marshfield) ; m. Aug. 12, 1776, Lydia 
Barker, of Pembroke, b. Feb. 6, 1754, d. Mch. 23, 1830, in her 
77th yr. 


404. I. Charless, b. Jan. 13, 1778. 
n. Jackson, b. June 30, 1782. 

405. m. James, b. Mch. 21, 1792. 

324. Luther' Sprague (James*, James^, SamneP, "Wil- 
liam^), of Marshfield, Mass., b. July 31, 1767; d. Apr. 26, 1849, 
ae. 82 yrs. ; m. 1791, Elizabeth Tilden" Ford, b. Feb. 3, 1778, d. 
Nov. 2, 1822, dau. of Elisha' Ford (Elisha*, IMiehaeP, William=, 
wid. Martha^) of Marshfield. He m. (2) Oct. 22, 1829, Bulah 
Howland, who d. Sept. 10, 1850, ae. 82 yrs. (R^f. Marshfield V. 
Rec; Hist. M., 180.) 


406. I. Luthere, b. May 5, 1792. 

n. Elizabeth Tilden, b. 1795; d. Oct. 5, 1796, ae. 15 mo. 

407. m. Seth F., b. Aug. 16, 1798. 
IV. Elisha, b. Sept. 29, 1801. 

V. Joshua Tilden, b. Mch. 23, 1804; d. Sept. 21, 1830; m. 
Abigail P. * 

408. VI. Harvey, b. July 3, 1807. 

VII. Eliza, b. July 12, 1811; d. Nov. 7, 1822. 

325. Gideon' Sprague (Jonathan*, Jonathan', Jonathan^, 
William^), of Cumberland, R. I., b. July 15, 1747; m. Mch. 27, 
1783, in Cumberland (Rec. 1-83), Chloe Spaulding of Smithfield. 
1781. Ensign in 1st Co., Cumberland. (R. I. Col. Rec.-) 

(Born in Cumberland.) (Rec. 2, 104.) 
1. Mehitablee, b. June 15, 1783. 
n. Jonathan, b. Sept. 25, 1785, d. Aug. 5, 1796. 


409. ni. Nathan, b. June 5, 1788. 

rv. Joseph, b. Jan. 8, 1794. 

410. V. William, b. Oct. 11, 1795. 

VI. Lydia, b. Dec. 15, 1798; m. Dec. 22, 1814, Ezekiel B. Brown. 
VII, Mary, b. Aug. 9, 1802; m. Dec. 31, 1818, George O. Smith, 
vin. Anna, b. Sept. 5, 1807. 

326. Hezekiah'^ Sprague (Hezekiah*, Jonathan^, Jona- 
thaIl^ William^, of Smithfield, R. I., b. July 14, 1737; m. (1) 
Alpha Comstock; in. (2) May 8, 1767, in Smithfield, Mary Bal- 

1759, May. Freeman of Smithfield. (R. I. Col. Rec.) 
1793. He was lost at sea. (Smith., R. I., Vital Rec. and Hist, of 
Woonsoeket, R. I., pp. 203 and 204.) 

(l by Alpha, the others by Mary.) 
I. Sir Henry«, b. Oct. 15, 1765. 

u. Sarah, b. , 1768; m. Ezekial Day Angell. 

m. Euth, b. , 1771; m. EmorS Angell. 

Thomas, b. June 28, 1773. 
Jonathan, b. July 4, 1776. -^ 

Freelove, b. ; m. Seth Simmons. 


327. Joseph'^ Sprague (Hezekiah*, Jonathan', Jonathan-, 
Wmiam\ of Smithfield, R. I., b. there, Jan. 15, 1739-40 (Rec. 
3-101); m. June 28, 1761, at Smithfield (Rec. 1-166), by Rev. 
John Winsor, Deborah Brown, b. July 23, 1741 (Finney Spra^ie 
fam. rec), d. Jan. 7, 1766; ra. (2) Dec. 29, 1768, Attleboro, 
Mass. (Attleboro Rec), Phillis* Jillson, b. Jan. 1, 1745-6 (Fin- 
ney Sprague fam. rec), in Attleboro, d. July, 1814, Coopers- 
town, N. Y. (See Note 4.) 







Note 4. Jamesi Jillson, b. , d. 1712; m. Mary 

had Jamesz Jillson, b. Nov. 18, 1684, d. July 4, 1776; m. Mrs. Susannah 
Alocrson, and had 

James3 Jillson, b. June 2, 1716, d. 1796; m. (pub. Feb. 17. 1738') 
Mary Day, dau. of Benjamin and Mary (Robinson) Day. He was a 
carpenter and farnaer and lived on part of the paternal homestead in 
Attleboro, Mass. He had: 

Phillis* Jillson, b. Jan. 1, 1745-6; m. Josephs Sprague. 

Thankful Jillson, b. Jan. 1, 1745-6; m. Thomas Healey. (Gilson fam., 
1876, 238.) 


1778, May. Captain of 3d Company of Smithfield :\Iilitia. (R. 

I. Col. Rec.) 
1793. About this time Joseph'^ removed to Otsego Co., N. Y., 

and settled on a farm about 10 miles from Cooperstown. 

His sons William and Joseph, who were then of age also 

removed to Otsego Co. before or after, while the minor 

children probably all came with him. 

(First four as appears from Finney Sprague fam. rec. by first wife, 
Deborah born prob. at Smithfield; the others by second wife 
Phillis, probably at Cumberland.) 
I. Sarahs, b. Nov. 24, 1761; m. Fenner Angell. 
n. William, b. Apr. 23, 1763; m. Mary Angell. He d. of apoplexy 
about 1823 at Fly Creek, near Cooperstown, N. Y. Papei 
Mfr., at Fly Creek; sheriff at Otsego Co. in 1813; had 
. in. Mercy, b. Feb. 24, 1765; m. John Angell. 
IV. Henry, b. Nov. 22, 1769; d. Oct. 31, 1791. 

413. V, Joseph, b. Aug. 27, 1771. 

VI. Hudassa, b. Aug. 26, 1773; m. Parrls "Windsor of Providence. 
VII. Deborah, b. Dec. 9, 1775; m. Oct. 13, 1796, Fredonia, X. Y., 
Ephraim Skinner, b. Oct. 1, 1768; d. Oct. 31, 1820. She d. 
Nov. 2, 1844. Children: Sarah^ Skinner, b. July 27, 1797; 
m. Hiram Eoot; 2. Nancy Skinner, b. Aug. 29, 1799; m. 
Isaac H. Leach; 3. Lucius Skinner, b. Apr. 7, 1804; m. 
Julia Ann Sprague. (Skinner Bible rec.) 

414. vni. Benjamin, b. Apr. 3, 1778. 

415. IX. James, b. June 7, 1780; m. Electa McCulloch. 

X. Mehitable, b. May 14, 1782; m. Uriah Johnson. 
XI. Anna. b. July 27, 1785; d. Dec. 19, 1787. 

328. Eleazer' Sprague (William*, Jonathan', Jonathan^ 
William^), of North Providence, R. I., and Wrentham, ]Mass., b. 

Nov. 19, 1743, Smithfield, R. I.; d. ; m. Dec. 2-4, 177S, in 

Attleboro, Mass., Eunice Reed. (Attle. Vit. Rec, iii, 38.) 

I. Asenaths, b. Oct. 7, 1779. 
n. David, b. June 13, 1782. 

in. William, b. Feb. 23, 1784. ' • 

IV. Cromwell, b. July 1, 1786. 

329. Elias'^ Sprague (Nehemiah*, William^ Jonathan^, 
William^), b. June 16, 1744, at Smithfield; m. Aug. 5, 1764, 


Mercy Bassett, b. Oct. 25, 1744, Gloucester, R. I., d. Nov. 5, 1835, 
Lynn, Mass., dau of Joseph and Alice (Sprague) Bassett. Elias 
was a farmer and a member of the Society of Friends. He re- 
moved to Douglas, Mass., and died Feb. 15, 1799. 


416. I. Jonathans, b. Dec. 9, 1765. 
II. . Theodate, b. Jan. 4, 1768. 

m. Amy, b. Oct. 6, 1769. 

417. IV. Benjamin, b. Apr. 10, 1771. 

V. Lavina, b. Aug. 12, 1773. \ 

VI. Stephen, b. Nov. 18, 1775; m. Sept. 25, 1796, TJxbridge, Mass., 

Olive' Seagrave. He d. and she m. (2) Benj. French of 
, Dedham, Mass. No issue by either husband. (Seagrave 

Gen. 1880.) 

418. VII. Preserved b. Oct. 17, 1777. 
vra. Thankful, b. Oct. 19, 1779. 

419. IX. "William, b. June 3, 1782. 

X. Alice, b. Aug. 29, 1784; m. Oct. 24, 1802, Silvanus Joslin. 

rx. Elias, ; m. Calista . 

xn. Lucina (Sina in her father's will), 

xin. (Unnamed). 

330. Nehemiah' Sprague (Nehemiah*, "William^, Jona- 
than^, William^) of Smithfield, R. I., farmer and member of the 
Society of Friends, b. in Smithfield, R. I., Jan. 20, 1750, and d. 
there, June 11, 1796; buried in Friends' yard at Upper Smith- 
field. He m. May 26, 1770, his cousin Alice Bassett, dan. of 
Joseph and Alice (Sprague) Bassett. Feb. 12, 1792, he bought 
from his brother Elias Sprague of Douglas, Mass., for £120, 
land on the west side of the Pawtucket River. 


I. Phoebes, b. Dec. 27, 1771. 

n. Amy, b. Oct. 7 1773; d. Nov. 28 1778. 

in. Hosea, b. June 1, 1775; m. June 27, 1798 Chloe A.e Streeter, 
dau. of Eufuss (Isaiah*, John3, Stephens, Stephen^). He 
had a dau. Elma Maria^, b. Mch. 12, 1800. 

IV. Thankful. 

V. Alice. 

331. Elijah' Sprague (Joshua*, "William', Jonathan-, 
William^) of Adams, Mass., b. Feb. 26, 1751, Smithfield, R. I. : 
d. before Aug. 6, 1800, at Adams; m. (1) Aug. 4, 1776, Gioces- 


ter, R. I., Avis Mitchell, b. May 14, 1758, d. Feb. '26, 1777, 

Glocester, dau. of Zebadiah and Ann (Bartlett). He m. (2) 

Anna , who survived him. 

1793, Apr. 1 and May 13. Elijah Sprague was one of two com- 
mittees of three in relation to school lands. (Hist. No. 
Adams, Mass., 1885, Spear, 45.) 

1800, Aug. 6. Anna Sprague of Adams was appt. guardian of 
Henry, Zerviah and George Sprague, over 14, children of 
Elijah Sprague, late of Adams, deed. George and Zer- 
viah came to Ohio in the spring of 1789 with their grand- 
father Joshua Sprague. Henry remained at Adams. 

(One by wife Avis; the others perhaps by wife Anna.) 
I. Aviss, b. Feb. 22, 1777 in Glocester, E. I. 
n. Henry. 

420. m. Zerviah, b. 1786. 

421. IV. George. 

332. "William^ Sprague (Joshua*, "William^, Jonathan-, 
William^), b. Jan. 3, 1756, Smithfield, R. I.; d. Sept. 1, 1826, 
Coal Run, 0. ; m. Experience Buck, b. 1764, d Nov. 18, 1842, 

Marietta, 0., dau. of and ( ) Buck, 

Experience m. (2) Apr. 29, 1827, Nathaniel Dodge of Marietta 
(married by Anson Sprague, J. P.) 

For a time after his marriage "William Sprague resided at 
Adams, Mass., and worked at the carpenter trade. At the age 
of thirty-two he came to Ohio and assisted in building the block- 
houses at IMarietta and Waterford. He aided in the defense of 
Fort Frye (Waterford), from the attacks of the Indians. The 
daughters, Susanna and Ruby, were born while the family were 
living in that fort. After peace was restored he settled on a 
farm opposite Coal Run, where he later died, after a lingering 
illness of "jaundice and fever." He was one of the highly 
respected citizens of Adams township. The brick house in whieli 
he resided is still standing (1905). 

I. William«, b. Nov. 1786; d. Feb. 9, 1803. 

422. n. Sarah. 

m. Sophia, b. Apr. , 1788; d. May 26, 1810. 


IV. 'Susanna, b. Apr. 2, 1793. 

423. V. Buby, b. Jan. 16, 1795. 

424. VI. Lacena, b. Jan. 21, 1798. 

The following is taken from the Journal of Thomas "Wall- 
cut, published in "Massachusetts Historical Proceedings, xvii, 

Friday, 5th of March, 1790. Weather unsettled and variable. 
• * * Wind high and raw. About twelve o'clock William and 
John Sprague, Henry Bagley, and John G-ardner (the same 
who escaped from the Indians) set out from Muskingum point 
in a canoe, to go hunting dovna. the Ohio. Instead of crossing 
directly over to the garrison point and keeping the shore, they 
imprudently and unnecessarily went straight into the Ohio; 
and the wind blo\nng very fresh and making a considerable 
surge, the canoe being pretty heavily loaded, it overset about the 
middle of the Ohio in a rapid current, and all four of them 
came very near drowning. But by the timely exertions and 
assistance from the fort they were all happily recovered. If they 
had been a quarter of a mile down the stream they must probably 
have perished before any help could have been afforded 
them. * * * 

333. James' Sprague (Joshua*, William^, Jonathan^ 
William^), b. 1761, Smithfield, E. I., d. before 1845, Otsego, 
Ohio; m. (1) prob. at Warren, Conn. Mary' Spooner, b. at 
Hardwick, Mass., d. 1794, Bedford Co., Pa., dau. of Ebenezer* 
Spooner (See Note 5), and Sarah* (Robinson) (See Note 6). 

Note 5. Williami Spooner, immigrant, d. Mch. 1684; m. Elizabeth 
Partridge, who d. Apr. 28, 1648. Kesidents of Plymouth, Mass. Their son: 

John2 Spooner, b. before April 28 1648, at Plymouth; d. after Feb. 
7, 1734; a resident of Dartmouth, a Surveyor of Highways and member 
of Town Council. One of his sons was: 

Williams Spooner, b. May 11, 1680; m. Alice Blackwell b. May 8, 

,1681, dau. of John and Alice (Warren) Blackwell. William was a 

farmer; lived in Dartmouth on land inherited from his father. He and 

his wife were members of the Rochester Church. One of their children 


Ebenezer* Spooner, b. May 29. 1724; d. 1800; m. July 29, 1745, 
Sarah Robinson b. Feb. 9, 1720; d. Mch. 1807, dau. of James and 
Patience (Buggies) Robinson. Ebenezer was a farmer. About 1743 


He was m. (2) Jan. 25, 1795, by Adam Miller, J. P. of Brothers 
Valley Township, Bedford (now Sommerset) Co., Pa., to Susanna 
Rice b. abt. 1781, d. 1838 at Otsego, O. 

James was a farmer. At the opening of the Revolutionary 
war he was fifteen years of age, and at that time came with 
his parents to Smithfield, R. I., from Nova Scotia. He enlisted 
as a private, Nov. 1, 1776, and served three years in Capt. Eli 
Leavenworth's Co. in Col. Meigs' Regt. of the Connecticut line. 
(Rec. and Pension Office.) 

The History of Berkshire Co., Mass., says he was a resident 
of Adams, J\lass., from 1785 to 1790. About 1794 he, with his 
wife Mary and five children, departed from their home (whiclf 
tradition says was in Connecticut) to find another in Ohio. 
While proceeding with their wagons, winter set in quite severely, 
and by the time the Allegheny mountains were reached jMrs. 
Sprague became so ill that it was decided to wait until spring 
before going farther. Mrs. Sprague died here. When spring 
came the children, including Lydia and her husband, resumed 
the journey and settled at Otsego, Ohio. Phebe lived with her 
sister Lydia until her marriage. 

Mr. Sprague remained in Pennsylvania until after 1800, 
having married there. He then came to Washington Co., Ohio, 
and in 1802 located at Wakatomica. In 1807 he and his son 
Samuel were pushing a canoe up the Muskingum river and 

he removed from Kochester to Hardwick, Mass., and later, before 
1776 to Warren, Conn. He and his wife passed the latter years of their 
life with their son-in-law Jasper Barnes, at Monkton, Vt. 

Mr. Spooner served in the French and Indian war, and later in the 
Revolutionary war, in privateer service on the sloop "Charming Polly" 
which was captured by the British, May 16, 1777. Mr. Spooner was 
taken with the crew to "Old Mill Prison" Plymouth, England, from 
which he later escaped and reached home. One of their children was: , 

Mary' Spooner, who m. James"" Sprague. 

Christopher Warren m. Alice, dau. of Thomas Webb, and lived in 
England. One of their children was: 

Eichardi Warren, b. in England; d. 1628; m. Mrs. Elizabeth (Jouatt) 
Marsh. He came in the Mayflower. One of their children was Nathaniel2 
Warren, who m. Sarah Walker, and lived in Plymouth. One of their 
children was Alice'' Waxren, b. 1656; d. before 1715; m. (1) John, son of 
Michael Blackwell, of Sandwich. One of their children was: Alice Black- 
well, who m. William3 Spooner. 


when Hearing the mouth of Wills Creek saw an Indian encamp- 
ment and putting in to shore an old Indian offered to show 
them a good salt spring for $1,400. The offer was not accepted 
and shortly after the Indian showed it to a Mr. Mapes for a rifle. 
In 1812 he with his sons Samuel, Jonathan and Elijah, cut 
a road from Symmes Creek to White Eyes Creek and to the 
Indian Village that occupied the same site now occupied by the 
village of Otsego, Muskingum Co., and moved there in ^May of 
that year, bringing the first wagon that was ever in IMonroe 
Township. They planted corn on the site of the deserted village 
but it did not ripen on account of the early frost and they were 
obliged to procure corn from Wakatomica for the first year's 
provision. His first house was on the north-west quarter of 

Note 6. Thomasi Eobinson, b. ; d. Mar. 23, 1666. He was 

a representative from Scituate in 1643; removed to Boston, where he 
lived opposite the Old South Church, He was known as "Deacon Robin- 
son." He was married three times. One of his children by his first 
wife was: 

Thomas2 Robinson, bap. Mar. 5, 1654; d. June, 1700; m. Sarahs Deni- 
son, b. 1657; d. Nov. 15, 1710, dau. of Edwardi and Elizabeth ("Weld) 
Denison. Thomas was a cord-wainer. One of their children was: 

Jamess Robinson, b. Mar. 15, 1690; d. 1762; m. July 3, 1711, Patience^ 
Ruggles, b. Nov. 9, 1689; d. Jan. 1768, dau. of Capt. Samuel and Marthd 
(Woodbridge) Ruggles. He was a housewright, inherited the homestead 
on Washington St., in Boston; removed to Rochester and later to Hard- 
wick. One of their children was: 

Sarah* Robinson, who m. Ebenezer* Spooner. 

Thomaai Ruggles, b. ; d. Sept. 15, 1658; m. Nov. 1, 1620, 

Mary Curtis, b. Apr., 1589; d. 1675; came from Nazig, England, and set 
tied in Roxburv, 1637. One of their children was: 

Samuels Ruggles, b. 1629; d. Aug. 15, 1692. He m. (1) Jan. 10, 1655, 

Hannah Fowle, b. ; d. Oct. 24, 1669, dau. of George Fowle. He was 

a prominent citizen of Roxbury; was assessor and selectman for fourteen 
years; and was Representative for four years. He was a captain of 
Militia. One of his children was: 

Samue.13 Ruggles, b. June 1, 1658; d. Feb. 25, 1716; m. July 8, 16S0, 

Martha Woodbridge, b. ; d. 1738, dau. of Rev. John and Mercy 

(Dudley) Woodbridge. (Mercy was a grandchild of Gov. Thomas Dud- 
ley.) He lived in Roxbury and served in the same ofBces as his father. 
One of their children was: 

Patience^ Ruggles, b. Nov. 9, 1689; d. Jan., 1768. ' She m. July 3, 
1711, James3 Robinson. 


section thirteen and was raised by himself and family. At that 
time there was no land entered within the bounds of Monroe. 

On May 25, 1818, he made application for a pension, which 
was allowed. He was also to receive a grant of bounty land 
located in the Refugee tract. 

James and Susanna were members of Pleasant Valley 
Methodist Protestant Church, which was organized in 1828-9. 

Anson, b. Oct. 3, 178L 
Ralph, d. young. 
Phebe, b. Feb. 25, 1788. 
Infant, b. Feb. 25, 1788; d. soon. 
Mary, b. Feb. 23, 1792. 

Samuel, b. Mar. 4, 1796. 
Jonathan, b. Feb. 20, 1799. 

Elijah, b. 1801; m. Oct. 7, 1824, Elizabeth Palmer. A grand- 
son, Elijahs Sprague, lives at Otsego. 
Elias, b. Dec. 18, 1807. 
Lucinda, b. Feb. 19, 1810. 
Rosana, b. July 2, 1812. 
Lavina, b. July 29, 1814. 
James, b. Mch. 6, 1817. 
Ralph 3nd, b. 1819. 
"William, m. Putnam. 

334. Frederick^ Sprague (Joshua*, William^, Jonathan^, 
William^), b. Oct. 17, 1762, in Vermont or Nova Scotia; d. Jan. 
4, 1839 ; buried at Truro, Ohio ; m. in Conn. Rebecca Nichols (See 
Note 7), b. Jan. 9, 1766, Newport, R. I., d. Aug. 27, 1850, Jack- 
sonville, 111., dau. of Capt. John and Catherine (Sabin) Nichols. 

At New Milford, Conn., Frederick Sprague enlisted as pri- 
vate, Mch., 1779, and served till Dec, 1779, under Capt. Doan 






























Note 7. She and her twin brother John Nichols, were baptized Oct. 
20, 1766, at the Congregational Church, Newport. Their parents were 
married there Dec. 23, 1750. John Nichols, Sr., was a sea captain. H# 
■was once shipwrecked on the Hudson and was away three years: wheri 
he came home he was not recognized at once by his wife and family oil 
account of the full beard he had grown. His vessel went down at sed 
and he was drowned in Sept., 1768, aged 40 years. His family afterward* 
removed to Conn. They were staunch Church of England people. 


and Col. ^leigs, in the Connecticut line in the Revolutionary 
War. He enlisted again July 18, 1781, and served 3 months, 21 
days as private under Capt. Clark and Col. Willett in the service 
up the Mohawk River. He fought in the battles of Stony Point 
and Johnsto\vn. He was present when the American officers gave 
a dinner to the British officers. The day before the dinner was to 
be given a log heap was made, a large tree cut and the top 
side flattened for a table. The logs were burned and the next 
day bushels of potatoes were roasted in the ashes and served on 
the improvised table. •^^-^^^*^ "" 

After the war he married" and settled in Genessee County, 
N. Y., but "as times were very hard and Canada offered a free 
homestead to settlers, he "U'ith others formed a small colony, emi- 
grated to Lake Simcoe, Ontario, and commenced building a home 
in that wilderness, never dreaming that there would ever again 
be war with England." But the war of 1812 came on and the 
government of Canada ordered all who would not take up arms 
against the United States to leave the Dominion by a certain time. 
Frederick Sprague was too patriotic and loyal a Yankee to take 
up arms against the government he had fought to establish, but 
living as he did in such a wilderness, it seemed an easy matter 
for him and his sons to evade the British officers. Once he 
was arrested for speaking against the British government. He 
pleaded that he did not speak against the government, but that' 
he only said that Capt. Arad Smalley looked like a Yankee "out- 
house" (these buildings were often painted red). However he 
was put under bond not to speak against the Government or 
officials in the future. 

At one time during the war Mi-s. Sprague with her daughters 
Catherine and ^lary were on Roach's Point, picking blackberries, 
when they noticed on the lake some Indians rowing towards them. 
They soon landed and with whoops ran after them, one Indian 
slashing the bushes with his long knife. This was great fun for 
the Indians, for they merely meant to scare them. After ]\Irs. 
Sprague and her children reached home the Indians came to the 
house and handed 'Mr. Sprague their guns in token of peace. 
After they left they killed one of David's oxen and escaped with 
the quarters. 

After the war was over Frederick sold his claims in Ontario 



to his son-in-law, William Crittenden, and moved again to the 
States. On Nov. 22, 1816, he bought land near Buffalo, N. Y., 
and sold the same May 30, 1817. He resided in Chautauqua 
County until Sept. 3, 1818, when with his family and others he 
crossed Lake Chautauqua in a boat and floated down the Alle- 
ghany and Ohio rivers to jMarietta, and thence up the ]\Iuskingum 
to Coal Run, where they located. The voyage consumed eight 

In 1820, after residing two years in "Washington County, 
Frederick Sprague and family removed to a Franklin County 
farm of 218 acres, which he had previously purchased from his 
brother Jonathan for four dollars per acre, to be paid for in 
eight years without interest. On this farm, located near the 
present to\rti of Brice, he spent the remainder of his life. Fred- 
erick and his wife were Missionary Baptists. He was admitted 
in 1788 to the Baptist Church at Cheshire, Mass. 

Frederick Sprague urged his children to secure as mucli 
education as the times afforded in those pioneer settlements. He 
also paid the tuition of poor children that could not otherwise 
have obtained an education. (The above history is largely from 
oral statements made by his daughter Mary Mariah Sprague to 
the compiler in 1899 and 1900.) 

May 6, 1818, while living in Chautauqua County, N. Y., he 
applied for a pension, which was granted him. 


437. I. Davide, b. Jan. 16, 1783. 

438. n. Nancy, b. Aug. 15, 1784. 

439. m. Ellis, b. June 26, 1786. 

440. -fv. Rebecca, b. June 15, 1788. 

441. V. Joshua, b. June 6, 1791. 

VI. John, b. Apr. 24, 1793; d. Jan. 25, 1794. 

442. vn. Catherine, b. Jan. 15, 1795. 

vm. Abigail, b. Feb. 10, 1797; d. July 20, 1797. 

IX. , d. in infancy. 

X. , d. in infancy. 

443. xr. Jacob Brown, b. June 1, 1801. 
Xn. , d. in infancy. 

xrn. Austin Edmund, b. Aug. 3, 1803; d. Jan. 24, 1830, unm. 

444. xrv. Sidney Smith, b. Apr. 29, 1806. 

XV. Mary Mariah, b. Sept. 3, 1808. 

445. XVT. Frederick Nichols, b. Sept. 11, 1810. 


335. Jonathan^ Sprague (Joshua*, William^, Jonathan-, 
William^), b. Jan. 9, 1767, at Sackville, Nova Scotia; d. Apr. 1, 
1840, in Adams Tp., Washington Co., Ohio ; m. in 1792, at Water- 
ford, Sabra* Seamans, b. Apr. 30, 1767, d. Oct. 6, 1815, dau. of 
Gilbert^ and :\rartha (Alger) Seamans. (See Note 8.) He m. 
(2) Feb. 11, 1816, Susannah Owen, b. in 1784, in Mass., d. Oct. 
6, 1833, dau. of James and Mary (Gardner) Owen. He ra. (3)" 
Meh. 6, 1834, Hannah (Newell) Morris, b. May 19, 1788, Berkley, 
Mass.; d. July 17, 1867, in Adams Tp., near Lowell. She was 
the widow of William ^Morris. (See Note 9.) 

Jonathan Sprague was a farmer and millwright. At the 
age of twenty-one he came to Marietta and with his father an(^ 
brother took the contract of building one corner of Campu? 
Martins. He was at the Waterford Garrison with other members 
of the Sprague family during the Indian war. 

The Indians would often prowl around the fort and fre- 
quently shot at the men of the garrison while they were out gath- 
ering garden and other supplies. Jonathan Sprague, while out in 

Note 8. Thomasi and Susannah ( ) Seamans of Swansea, 

Mass. (1687), had children, one of -whom was Gilbert^ Seamans, b. Nov. 
29, 1706; m. July 13, 1730, Mary Bowen. Two of their children wero 
Nathan3 and Gilberts Seamans. The latter m. June 25, 1758, Providence, 
■ E, I., Martha Alger. 

Elder Nathan Mason with his church membe'rs of Swansea, Eehobotb 
and ProvideTi'ee, including Nathan Seamans and his brother Gilbert, went 
to Nova Scotia. Nathan Seamans discovered and developed a grindstond" 
qnarry in Minudle on the bay of Fnnday, where some of his descendants 
are still living. At the outbreak of the Revolutionary War, Gilbert fled 
with the refugees to Mass., settling in the Berkshires at Lanesboro, whore 
he joined the Patriot army. (His descendants say he served in the Eevo- 
Intion. See Note 2.) Later he brought his family to Ohio and owned a 
farm on the Muskingum Eiver in Adams township in Washington Co. Ht 
d. in 1799 or 1800, his wife Martha surviving him. One of his eight 
children was Sabra* Seamans, b. Apr. 30, 1767; m. Jonathan^ Sprague. 

Note 9. Zachariah Morris and wife Ann (Boswell) lived near Aless- 
andria, Va.; moved to Washington Co., Ohio, about 1804. His second 
son and fifth child was William Morris, b. Oct. IS, 1787; ra. 1809, Hannah 
Newell, dau. of James Nowell, a ship-carpenter of Berkeley (sic), Mass. 
The Newell family removed to Providence, E. I., where they resided until 
1807, then came to ^farietta, Ohio. William Morris was a farmer residing 


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the woods with others, was shot at, and the bullet grazing his 
chest cut seven holes through his shirt. At another time the In- 
dians drove off the cows of the settlers. Jonathan located them at 
an Indian village near a creek emptying into the ]\Iuskingum 
river two miles below Zanesville. The fort volunteered a corapanv 
which was led by Jonathan Sprague to attack the village. They 
pushed a large scow up to the mouth of the creek and then pro- 
ceeded on foot. The Indians were gone, except a few old men 
and squaws. They burned the village, tied the Indians to trees 
and then loaded the cows on the scow. They had just pushed 
out into the river when the forerunners of the Indians came to 
the bank and proceeded to follow them down the river. How- 
ever the Indians were afraid to attack. The creek was named 
Jonathan Creek, for Mr. Sprague. 

After peace was secured he located in Adams Tp. on the 
bottom opposite Coal Run, and in the year 1800 built the stone 
mansion which was occupied by him the remaining forty years of 
his life. In 1803 he built the famed Island Mill. A wing was 
built but into the Muskingum river to secure water power. The 
mill was operated by the Spragues until recent years, although 
it is not standing now. His saw mill turned out the lumber 
that was used in the construction of the famous Blennerhassett 
house, on Blennerhassett Island, in the Ohio River. There is 
still preserved in ^Marietta a walnut cupboard made by him with 
a "broad-ax and drawing knife." 

. Jonathan Sprague, while not very religious, was a man of 
strong moral character and his life was one of great usefulness 
to the community in which he lived. His hospitable home was 
ever made use of by the people who came from twenty miles 
around to have their grist ground. In stature he was tall, broad- 
shouldered and strong, though the Indian who shot at him 

on Big Run, in Adams Tp., "Washinfjton Co. He d. Nov. 3, 1824. Hannah 
his widow, m. 1S34, Jonathan'' Sprague, Sr. 


1. James Morris, b. 1811; m. Rebecca Cuberly. 

2. Hannah Morris, b. 1813; m. .Tames Starling. 

3. Orrin Morris, b. Oct. 31, 1817; m. Cynthia Sprague. 

4. Austin Morris, b. Oct. 31, 1817; m. Sally Morris. 

5. Henrietta Morris, b. Feb. 12. 1820; m. Elijah Sprague. 

6. Rowena Morris, b. 1822; m. Augustus W. Sprague. 


remarked that he would have killed that Sprague had he not 
been so flat-chested. 

His first wife, Sabra, was a lady of fine accomplishments and 
of unusual vivacity. His second wife, Susannah, was the daughter 
of the first white woman to arrive in Marietta in 1788 (See Note 
17). Jonathan's descendants are scattered through many states 
and are numerous and respected. 


446. I. Joshuas, b. May 8, 1793. •' 

447. . II. Anthony "Wa3me,-b. Apr. 13, 1795. 

in. Cynthia,' b. Apr. 4, 1797; d. Oct. 4, 1816; m. Dec. 31 1815, 
Washingtons Olney, son of Col. Coggeshalls. He was b. Feb. 
16, 1789. No issue by this union. He. m. (2) Appia Cable. 

IV.' Mariba, b. Aug. 23, 1799; d. unm. May 6, 1817. 

448. V. Jonathan, b. Apr. 12, 1804. 

VL Gilbert, b. Aug. 4, 1806; d. Mch. 20, 1807. 

VII. "Worden, b. Dec. 25, 1816; d. Apr. 10, 1817. 

449. vni. Elijah, b. Mch. 10, 1818. 

450. rx. Seamans, b. Apr. 3, 1821. ' 

451. X. Benjamin O., b. Oct. 25, 1824. 

336. Nehemiah'^ Sprague (Joshua*, William^, Jonathan-, 
WiUiam^), b. 1770, Sactv-ille, Nova Scotia; d. Feb. 2, 1811, Coa! 
Run, 0.; m. (1) Mary Lowe; m. (2) June 26, 1805, :\rary Mason, 
dau. of William and Rebecca (Sharp) Mason (See Note 10). 

Nehemiah was a farmer and owned what is now known as 
the Ridgeway farm, on the IMuskingum river. His widow, Mar>* 
(Mason) Sprague. m. (2) Nov. 3, 1815, John Starlin, and had 
a son John Starlin. She m. (3) Chi tester. 

Note 10. William Mason, b. 1763, d. ; m. in Philadelphia, 

Eebeeca Sharp, b. 1764. They came to Ohio in 1797 from Bedstone, 
Pa., and at the same time his parents and some married brothers went 
to Ky. and settled. 


1. Mary (Polly) Mason, m. Nehemiah Sprague. 

2. Jane Mason, b. 1792; m. George Sprague. 

3. James Mason, b. 1793; m. Mrs. Juda (Sprague) Bartlett. 

4. Eachel Mason. 

5. William Mason, b. Sept. 9. 1796; m. (1) Luna SpragJie; m. (2) 

Nancy Sprague. 














(Five by first wife and three by second.) 
Isaacs, b. Mar. 1, 1797. 

Frederick, b. ; m. Arenath Starling. 


Abigail, b. ; m. Gilbert Olney. (For her fam. see 

Olney Gen., 1889, James H. Olney, 67.) 
Sarah, b. Nov. 1, 1798. 

Rebecca, b. ; m. David Reed. No issue. 

Nehemiah, b. June 8, 1811. 

337. Samuel.^ Sprague (Joshua*, William^ Jonathan^ 

William^), b. in Sackville, Nova Scotia; d. ; m. May 15, 

1795, Hannah Delong (IMarietta, 0., Marriages). He settled and 
died on Meigs Creek. (Hist. AYashiugton Co., O., pp. 558-9.) The 
names of his children could not be ascertained. 

338. Wilbur^ Sprague (Joshua*, William', Jonathan^, 
William^) b. 1777, Adams, Mass.; d. May 28, 1824, Keith, 0.; 
m. Aug. 18, 1796, Waterford, 0., Gertrude Holcraft, b. Apr. 11, 
1778, at or near N. Y. City, d. Apr. 26, 1855, at Keith, dau. of 
John and Elizabeth ( ) Holcraft, of Pa. 

Wilbur Sprague came to Ohio at the age of fifteen years, 
and lived in the Waterford Garrison during the Indian War. 
Early in the morning of ]\Ieh. 11, 1791, when returning to the 
stockade after his chores, he was shot in the hip by one of a party 
of Indians who were in hiding. Young Sprague fell behind the 
stump of a tree which protected him until some of his brothers 
ran out and carried him in amid a shower of bullets. He was at 
cripple the remainder of his life. He helped bury the dead at 
the Massacre at Big Bottom. He was a farmer and settled in 
Olive Green Tp., about 1814. In stature he was large, as were 
also several of his children. 


Lunao, b. Apr. 22, 1797. 

Mary, b. Oct. 14, 1798. 

Nancy, d. abt. 1S13; m. Dec. 11, 1810, David Emerson. 

James H., b. Sept. 22, 1801. 

Deborah, b. Sept. 22, 1801. 

Amy, b. Feb. 7, 1804. 













461. vn. William, b. May 2, 1805. 
f .,*« Viletta, b. June 28, 1807. 









Minerva, b. June 15, 1810. 
Nancy Abigail, b. June 11, 1813. 
Wilbur, d. unm. after 1824. 
xu. Samantha, lived 7 days. 

464. xm. Elizabeth B., b, June 24-25, 1818. 

465. xrv. John B., b. June 24-25, 1818. 

466. XV. Diana. 

339. William' Sprague (WUliam*, William^ William^ 

William'), of Abington, Mass-; b. 1754; d- July 14. 

1830; ae. 76 ; m. Aug. 31, 1775, Jane Orcutt, who d. May 3, 1834, 
ae. 84. (Abington Records.) 

1771 or 1781, Apr. 27. Member of Capt. Reed's Co. 
1781, Aug. 1. Member of Capt. Cobb's Co. and received his 
discharge. (IMass. Soldiers and Sailors.) 


I. Susannahs, b. Nov. 28, 1776; d. 1853-4, unm. 
n. Lydia, b. May 1, 1778; d. in early childhood. 

467. m. Zebedee, b. May 11, 1780. ' 

IV. Oliver, b. Sept. 23, 1782; m. Aug. 21, 1815, Lydia Keith, 
who d. Feb. 26, 1823, ae. 42. Children: Oliver, b. 1816, 
d. unm.; Eunice, b. Nov. 30, 1817, a teacher, student in 
Mt. Holyoke Sem. in 1841, d. unm. Sept. 24, 1842. 

V. James, b. Feb. 21, 1785; d. in early childhood. 

VI. Anna, b. Mch. 9, 1787; m. Jan. 29, 1812, Thomas Joy of 
Weymouth. Children: Eliza Ann, Jane, b. 1817, and 
Lydia Harlow. 

468. VII. Eliphaz, b. Apr. 15, 1788. 

vni. PoUy, b. June 5, 1793; d. Apr. 27, 1796. 

340. Elisha'^ Sprague (Joshua*, William^ William% 
William'), of Portsmouth, R. I., "son of Joshua dec. of Bridge- 
water, Mass.," b. Aug. 27, 1748; m. June 23, 1768, in Ports- 
mouth, R. I. (Rec. 2:99), Sarah, dau. of John Cory, dec, of 

Was in Rev. War as a Sergeant in Col. Archibald Crary's 
Regt. and had due him £24-0-3. (R. I. Col. Rec.) 

I. Elizabethfi, b. Nov. 10, 1768. 

n. Elisha, b. March 2, 1770; prob. m. Apr. 4, 1805, Elizabeth 
Essex of Warwick, R. I., and was an elder from 1796 to 
1842; solemnized many marriages during that period. 


341. Samuel^' Sprague (Joshua*, William^ William=, 
WUliamO, of Abington, Mass., and Dennysville, Me., b. Feb. 2S, 
1753, in Abington ; m. there Apr. 4, 1782, Mary Benner. (Abing- 
ton V. Ree.) 

Bangor Hist. Mag. (vi:271) says, he emigrated from Hing- 
ham in Sloop Sally to Dennysville and lived and died in what 
is now Pembroke. In Dennysville Centennial, 1886, is given 
the years of the births of six of his children as named below, i 
and ii are recorded in Abington. 

I. Samuels, b. Nov. 28, 1782; m. Apr. 1, 1801 ( Abington Kec), 
Abigail Hill. Child: Naby, b. Apr. 18, 1807. 

469. n. John, b. May 20, 1785. 

m. Daniel, b. 1787; m. Nancy Batson. 

470. rv. Andrew, b. Jan. 8, 1793. 

V. Mary, b. 1795. 

VI. Abigail, b. 1802; m. George Nelson. 

342. Dr. Solomon' Spr-\gue (David*, David^ William=, 
William^, of Exeter, R. I., b. Apr. 2, 1730, d. Feb. 26, 1794, in 
Exeter (Nar. Hist. :\rag., iii) ; m. June 3, 1750, Exeter, Isabel 

1760, :May. Freeman of Exeter. (R. I. Col. Rec.) 
1763. He was a physician and preacher and about this year 
became pastor of the church in. Exeter, founded by his 
father David, but was not ordained until June 1, 1769. 
(Nar. Hist. Mag., ii, iii.) 


I. George«, b. Apr. 6, 1752. 

471. n. Simon, b. Jan. 17, 1754. 

III. Jeremiah, b. June 30, 1761. 

IV. Phebe, b. Oct. 7, 1764. 
v. David, b. Nov. 28, 1765. 

VI. Isabel, b. Aug. 26, 176S. 

• vn. Sarah, b. July 14, 1771. 

343. Col. David' Spraglt: (David*, David^ William% 
William^, of Greenwich, Washington Co., N. Y., b. Mch. 14, 
1731-2, Exeter, R. I., d. Dec. 22, 1821, at Greenwich: m. (1) Dec. 
20, 1753, Amey Sweet. He m. (2) Peace Chase. 


He was an early settler of White Creek in eastern part of 
Washington Co. about 1770 ; May 1, 1773, chosen Fence Viewer, 
and was a Justice of the Peace. (New York Gazetteer, 1860, 
French, p. 686; Washington Co., N. Y., Gaz., 1849-50, p. 72, 
263, 98.) 

He served as Colonel in the Revolutionary war. He was 
a member of the Society of Cincinnatus, and was of the Baptist 
persuasion. He never used spirits and used very little tea or 
coffee and was always a great enemy of tobacco. 

His children all married before his death and were at that 
time the living heads of twenty-one families. In Sept. 1821, 420 
of his descendants were enumerated. 

(Ref. Boston Recorder, Jan. 22, 1822.) 

(Ten by wife Amey, eleven by wife Peace.) 

I. Gibson, b. Oct. 11, 1754; m. Euth Waldron. 

n, Mary, b. June 9, 1756; m. Benjamin Colvin. 

m. Experience, b. May 6, 1758; m. Jonas Earle. 

rv. Solomon, b. Meh. 19, 1760; m. Hellena Hunt. 

V. Susannah, b. Mch. 10, 1762; m, John Davis. 

VL Sarah, b. May 21, 1763; m. Thomas Hunt. 

vn. Amey, b. Apr. 18, 1765; m. Eltit Herroun. 

vm. Bridget, b. Feb. 12, 1766; m. Stephen Hunt. 

rx. Thankful, b. Jan. 8, 1769; m. Wmiam Hunt. 

X. David, b. Jan. 25, 1771; m. Susannah McDonal. 

XI. Hannah, b. Sept. 29, 1773; m. Lyman Hall, 

xn. Jonathan, b. Dec. 18, 1774; m. Susannah Wilcox 

xm. Abigail, b. Jan. 25, 1776; m. William Albro. 

472. XIV. John, b. Apr. 25, 1777. 

XV. Seth, b. Feb. 10, 1779; m. Martha Hunt. 

xvi. Simon, b. May 27, 1780; m. Barbara Crag. 

xvn. Eunice, b. June 7, 1781; m. Caleb Wright. 

xvui. Anna, b. May 2, 1783; m. Nathan Tucker. 

XIX. Jennet, b. June 20, 1784; m. John McDonal. 

XX. William, b. Apr. 17, 1786; m. Abigail Crandle. 

XXI. Peace, b. June 25, 1787; m. Joel Smith. 

344. Lt. JonN=^ Sprague* (John^ Jonathan^ William-, 
William^), of Claremont, N. H., b. July 20, 1746, Bridgewater, 

•The genealogy of his descendants (except the Ohio branch) was 
contributed by Mrs. Mary A. Sprague Foster of Arlington, Mass. Mrs. 
Anna M. Chandler Riley, of Claremont, rendered valuable assistance. 


Mass. ; d. Mch. 4, 1843 ae. 97 yrs. at Claremont ; buried in Old 
Village Cemetery with his wife ; graves unmarked by tombstones 
(Town Clerk's rec. Claremont). He m. Oct. 12, 1767, in Bridge- 
water, Rebecca^^ Alden, b. 1745, d. Sept. 10, 1817, ae. 72 yrs., 
dau- Lt. John* (Isaae^ Josiah-, John^ and Priscilla) and Rebecca 
(Nightengale) Alden of E. Bridgewater, ]\Iass. 

Mitchell says he was from Abington at time of marriage 
and before had gone with his mother to Warwick, R. I., but his 
father removed to Block Island. 

He removed with his wife and some of her brothers to 
Claremont, N. H., in the spring of 1770; settled on a farm on 
Sugar River. 

Jan. 6, 1773. He was a petit juror. 

May, 1776. He signed the test declaration. 

Mar., 1777. Constable. 

1792, He and his son John C. registered cattle marks. 

John Sprague was a Sergeant in Col. Benj. Bellows' "Regi- 
ment of Militia in the State of New Hampshire which went to 
reinforce the Northern Continental Army at Ticonderoga, May 
7, 1777." (N. H. Rev. Rolls, ii, 9.) In 1778 he received on 
''account of the Bounties and Hires given the Soldiers in the 
Continental Army and ^Militia during the late "War by the In- 
habitants of the Town of Claremont," the sum of £25. (Ibid., 
iii, 608.) He also served as Sergeant under Gen. Stark at 
Battle of Bennington. Record and Pension office says he was 
commissioned 1st. Lieut, of the 4th Co., 6th Regt., of the state, 
June 20, 1780. 


473. I. John Calhoons, b. June 10, 1770. 

474. n. Susan Miranda, b. Apr. 4, 1772. 

475. ni. Isaac Alden, b. Apr. 9, 1776. 

345. JoNATHAx'^ Sprague (John*, Jonathan^, William-, 
William^), of New Shoreham, R. I., b. there Sept. 10, 1759: d. 
there Aug. 2, 1803, ae. 43; m. Nov. 15, 1782, Lydia Dodge, who 
d. June 4, 1848, ae. 86, at Islesboro, ^le., whither he had removed 
with family about 1800. 



(Bang. Hist. Mag. 1888, iv, 90.) 

476. I. Simone, b. May 27, 1784. 

477. n. Solomon. 

m. Sally, m. Jan. 24, 1805, Daniel McCurdy. 

IV. Lucy, m. 1810, Samuel Pendleton, Jr., who d. Sept. 21, 1844, 
aged 54. She d. May 29, 1877. They had eight children. 

V. Catherine, m. Dec. 14, 1818, Henry Boardman. They had 
seven children. 

VI. Niobe, m. 1824, Joseph Boardman. She d. Jan. 14, 1879; 
he d. Feb. 18, 1879; son of Thomas and Lydia (Pendle- 
ton) Boardman. 
VII. Lydia S., m. Aug. 23, 1817, Thomas Ames "Williams, son of 
Amos and Betsey (Burns) Williams. 

478. vni. Eathburn Dodge. 

346. JoHN^ Sprague (John*, Jonathan', William-, 
"William^), b. Jan. 1, 1763, New Shoreham, Block Island, R. I., 
removed to Isleboro and Union, Me., and was the father of 
14 children, one of whom was: 

James T.® Sprague, who m. in Union, Mrs. Rebecca (Hewet), 
wid. of Israel Elwell of St. George, Me. She d. 1862, ae. 79 yrs. 
He came from Union to Swan's Island in 1820. 


I. Jeremiah^, b. in Union; m. in New London, where he lived 
and died. 

n. Samuel, b. in Union; m. (1) Phebe Reed of Fremont, Me.; 
m. (2) Abigail Reed, her sister, and settled in Fremont; 
later in life he succeeded to his father's place at Swan's 
Island. He d. 1854, ae. 44 yrs. 

in. James, b. in Union; m. 1839, Lois S. Morey; resd. at 
Swan's Island. She d. 1885, ae. 64 yrs. Children: 
LeandsrS, Elias, David H., John N., Martha and Laura. 

TV. David E. m. 1848, Phebe T., dau. of Benjamin Smith; 
resd. on Swan's Island. Justice of the Peace. He d. 
1893, ae. 69 yrs. She d. 1896, ae. 68 yrs. Their children 
were: i. George A.s of Rockland, Me. n. Hattie D.s 
(Kent), m. Charles E.s Sprague, b. 1849. He m. July 
24, 1870, Clara Mariao Gott, b. Jan. 8, 1853. He is a 
Master Mariner; res. Swan's Island, Me. Children: i. 
Jessie H.« b. Dec. 2, 1874. n. Albert E.9, b. July 30, 
1877. m. George E.o, b. Sept. 28, 1889. iv. Franks, 
b. May 23, 1894. 
V. John N., m. (1) 1843, Martha, b. ; d. 1854, ae. 34, 


dau. of William Reed of Mt. Desert, Me.; m. (2) Mar- 
garet Stanle7, who survived him. Child: Eunices, m. 
Joseph Gott. 
VI. Eunice. 

347. Capt. Ephilvim= Sprague (Benj.*, Jonathan^ 
William^, William^), of Bridgewater, Mass., b. May 17, 1763, d. 
Feb. 21, 1846, ae. 82 yrs. 9 mos; m. 1783, Vina Edson, b. Apr. 
24, 1765, d. May 6, 1851, ae. 86 yrs., dau. Ezra and Rebecca 

He was a private in Capt. Packard's Co., Col. Jacobs' Regt., 
and served in R. I. expedition from Sept. to Dec. 1779. (Mass. 
Sons Am. Rev., 1897.) 

(Ref. Mitchell's Bridgewater ; Bridgewater, Mass., Epitaphs, 

Lapham, 151.) 


479. I. HolmesB, b. 1783. 

n. Ephraim, b. 1787; m. 1813, Jane Ames, dau. of Joseph and 

Martha (Williams) and went to Bristol, E. I. 
in. Eunice, b. 1790; m. 1809, Calvin Washburn. 
IV. Vina, b. 1799; d. July 13, 1818, aged 19. 
V. Chloe, b. 1804; d. Mch. 11, 1867. 

VI. Mira, b. 1806; m. (1) July 27, 1828, John Washburn; m. 
(2) Hon. John A. Shaw. 

348. Benjamin' Sprague (Benj.*, Jonathan^ William^, 
William\ of Bridgewater, IMass., b. there 1767 ; m. 1786 Priscilla 
Churchill. (Ref. Mitchell's Bridgewater.) 


I. Benjamins, b. 1790; m. 1818, Lucy Ames, dau. of Joseph 
and Martha (Williams), and had Benjamin^ and Fisher 
n. Friend, b. 1792; d. sine prole. 
.m. Lydia, b. 1799; m. 1815, Barna Leonard, Jr. 
IV. George, b. 1801; went to New York and thence to Florida. 

349. Wn.LiAM" Sprague (William*. Peter^ Willia^l^ 
William^), b. Cranston, R. I., June 5, 1773; d. there IMch. 28, 
1836; m. Ann Potter of Cranston, dau. of a fanner, being 10 
yrs. the senior of her husband. 

He was a famous business man in his day, conducting farm- 


ing and cattle-raising, log-cutting, saw mill and grist mill; 

banker, and founder of the cotton industry afterwards conducted 

and developed by the famed firm of A. & W. Sprague ; store at 

Poquonock, Conn., managed by his son Amasa*, and mills at 

Natiek, R. I., operated by his son William" and son-in-law Rice. 

He was a hard working man and never wore clothes too good 

for rolling logs on to his sawmill carriage or to lift a bag of 

cotton waste into a wagon, and nothing displeased him more 

than to see one of his hired men afraid of soiling his clothes. 

1834, Jan. 20. Will, names brother Peter, daughter Almira 

Rice, grandchildren George, Amey, Ann, Brockholt and 

Rollin Matthewson, children of his dau. Susannah; sons 

Benoni, William and Amasa. 

(Ref. Hist. Warwick (1875), Fuller; Sprague fam., 1881, 

Benj. Knight, Sr.) 

I. Susannas b. abt. 1796; m. (1) Obadiah Matthewson; m. (2) 
Jeremiali Carpenter. 

480. n. Amasa, b. Apr. 10, 1798. 

481. m. William, b. Nov. 3, 1799. 

IV. Almira, b. ; m. Emanuel Eice. 

V. Benoni, b. ; m. Jan. 7, 1829, Louisa Childs of 

Johnston,' E. I. 

350. EsECK^ Sprague (Anthony^ Anthony*, Anthonj-^, 
Anthony^, William^), of New Haven, Vt., b. May 26, 1756, prob. 
in Lanesboro, ]\Iass., d. at New Haven, Sept. 4, 1824, of 
cancer on the nose. He m. Lucy Rubbllee of Lanesboro. 
She was b. Nov. 27, 1754 or 1758 ; d. of asthma, INIay 13, 1832. 
dau, of William and Katurah (Baker) Rubbllee who came to 
Mass. from Phillips Patent, Dutchess Co., N. Y. 
1775. In the Revolution he served as private on the Lexington 

Alarm and with the eight months army at the siege of 

1775, May and June. Private in Capt. James Noble 's Co. for 6 

weeks and 3 days. 
1777, June, July and Aug. Sergeant in Companies marching 

on alarms from Lanesboro . 

1780, Oct. and 

1781, Oct. He was still in the service. (Mass. Soldiers and 


1788. He went to New Haven, Vt., and his wife made the 
journey the next spring on horseback, carrying her sis- 
weeks old child, Lucy. His house built at that time is 
standing and has remained in the family until very 
recently. Mr. Sprague was a farmer; member of the 
Congregational Church. He was buried at New Haven. 
The record of his will is not obtainable, as the early 
Addison Co., Vt., records were destroyed by fire. 
(First four born in Lanesboro , the others in New Haven.) 

482. I. Anthony^, b. Oct. 9, 1780. 

483. n. Eseck, b. June 23, 1782. 

484. ni. Calvin, b. May 31, 1784. 

485. IV. Lucy, b. Mch. 2, 1788. 

486. V. Horace, b. Oct. 29, 1793. 

487. VI. Alvah, b. Oct. 3, 1802. 

351. Gideon^ Sprague (brother to No. 350), of Lanesboro, 
Mass. and New Haven, Vt., b. Apr. 4, 1758; d. at New Haven; 
m. Abigail b. Feb. 5, 1762. 

CHILDREN (Bible record). 
I. Anthony, b. Apr. 13, 1783. 

488. n. Gideon, b. Jan. 1, 1785. 

489. m. Roger Terrill, b. Aug. 18, 1786. 
rv. Sarah, b. Apr. 23, 1788. 

V. Amy, b. Aug. 4, 1790. 

VI. E. A., b. May 8, 1792. 

vn. Abigail, b. Apr. 29, 1794. 

vm. Marcia, b. June 8, 1796, 

jx. Jerusha, b. Aug. 1, 1799. 

X. Riley, b. Aug. 21, 1803, 

XI. Betsey, b, Oct. 3, 1805, 

352. John" Spilvgue (Jedediah^ Anthony*, Anthony', 
AIlthony^ William'), of Glocester, R. I., farmer, b. abt. 175S; 

d. there INIch. 17, 1837, in his 80th yr. ; m. Margaret , 

who d. Apr. 5, 1828, in her 72d year. 

I. James', b. Sept. 9, 1782; d. in Glocester, July 17, 1843, 
aged 61 yrs. 10 m, 12 d.; m (1) Mary Darling; m. (2) 

Lucinda , who d. June 18, 1862, aged 78 yrs. 

1 m. 14 d. One child by each wife: 

Errata, p. 215, 
555,151, Mary Amelia Sprague(d.l914) m. 

Dr .Daniel John Cummings (d. about 1895) 
liVed at Hastings, Minn., and at Farming- 
ton, Minn. Their son, Dr. Damon Sprague 
Cummings resided at Waseca, Minn. 

555,11,111. "Damon M.(or N.)" should 
read "Damon Noble". 

Infor. furnished by Kathleen 

Cummings, granddaughter of Dr. Daniel 
John Cum;nings and Mar^-- Amelia Sprague. 

April, 1957. 


I. Serenas, m. Thomas Greene and had ElizaS and Carrie 

n. Melora, m. Henry Staples. No issue. 
n. Smith, b. Mch. 26, 1785; d. in Glocester, Apr. 20, 1873, aged 
82 yrs. Smo. 3d.; m. Adah Armstrong, who d. Sept. 21, 
1880, aged 90 yrs. 4 m. 12 d. 
490. m. George, b. Feb. 2, 1789. 

IV. John, b. Aug. 17, 1790; a dealer in stock; d. in Glocester, 
May 28, 1865, aged 80 yrs. 1 mo.; m. Alzada' (Mowry), 
who d. Dec. 14, 1856, aged 71 years, 8 mo. 24 d., widow of 
Isaac Bowen and dau. of Uriah* (Elisha^, Henryz, 
Nathaniel!) and Joanna (Bartlett) Mowry. 

353. Jonah* Sprague (brother to No. 352), b. in Scituate, 
R. I., m. Esther Bates, settled at Cooperstown, Otsego Co., N. 
Y., where he d. about 1820. 

(R^f. Noble Gen., 663: Virginia Hall, Cambridge, Mass.) 


I. SarahT, b. Apr. 9, 1798; d. Nov. 21, 1798. 

n. Dr. Jencks Smith", b. Oct. 14, 1800; d. between 1370 and 
1880 at Hastings, Minn.; m. Sept. 1, 1825, Prudence' 
Noble, b. July 20, 1801, Eaton, N. Y., dau. of Pomeways 
Noble (Aaron*, Davids, Jamess, Thomasi of Eng.) and 
Hannah (Edson'). 

I. Mary Amelias, b. Aug. 21, 1826; m. May 27, 1847, 

Dr. David J. Cummings. Ees. "Waseca, Minn, 
n. Helen, b. May 19, 1829; d. Sept. 10, 1830. 
in. Damon M. (or N.), b. Mch. 21, 1832. 
IV. Helen M., b. Aug. 26, 1837. 

m. Hezekiah Bates^, b. Dec. 29, 1802; d. Jan. 19, 1882; m (1) 
Percy Newton who lived one year. He m. (2) 1847, Mary 

I. Jencks Smiths, b. Sept. 28, 1848; m. Sept. 30, 1889, 

Sarah V. Irons, 
n. Emma Louise, b. May 16, 1850; m. Mch. 2, 1893, 

Lewis Hinds, who d. Nov., 1899. 
in. Charles Bates, b. Mch. 30, 1854; m. Jan. "5, 1893, 
Clarie Young. Children: Edith May«, b. Feb. 9, 
1894; d. June 22. 1895. Cora Evelyn, b. Apr. 18, 
1904; d. Nov. 5. 1904. 
IV. Angelia, b. Dec. 4, 1808; d. Mch. 17, 1874. 


354. Col. Anthony^ Sprague (brother to No. 352), of 
Glocester, R. I., Fanner, b. there Jan. 27, 1778; d. Dee. 28, 
1818; m. Jan. 1, 1802, Lydia Ross, dau. of William of Glocester. 
She d. June 13, 1866, in her 84th year. 


I. Alanson", b. Mch. 3, 1802; m. Mch. 21, 1821, Jemima Taft, 

of Burrillville, R. I. 
n. Jedediah, b. Dec. 21, 1803; m. Jan. 18, 1827, Joanna B. 
Holmes. At the time of Dorr's Rebellion, in 1842, a 
Gen. Jedediah Sprague kept a hotel in Chepachet (town 
of Glocester) and was an oflS^cer in Dorr's forces. (Nar. 
Hist. Mag., viii.) 
491. m. Anthony, b. Nov. 23, 1805. 

rv. William Ross, b. Mch. 15, 1814. 

355. Lambert* Sprague (Samuel', Samuel*, SamueP, 
Anthony^ William^), b. Aug. 10, 1780; m. about 1822, Marsh- 
field, Vt., Polly Sabin, b. Dec. 25, 1794, Woodbury, Vt. ; d. there 
Apr. 4, 1841, dau. Rev. Gideon and Mollie (Carr) Sabin. Farmer; 
d. July 8, 1864, in Woodbury. 


493. I. Cyruss b. Oct. 25, 1824. 

494. 11. Mary A., b. Jan. 27, 1827. 

495. ra. Lavina, b. Dec. 8, 1828. 

496. IV. Willard, b. Sept. 18, 1831. 

V. Olive, b. Aug. 21, 1835; m. Simeon Lamberton. No issue. 
VI. Elvira, d. young. 

356. Lab AN® Sprague (Benjamin', Benjamin*, Josiah', 
Anthony-, William^), b. Apr. 6, 1783, in Hingham; went to 
Scituate, Mass., and m. there Dec. 1, 1814, Wealthy Damon. 
He d. Jan. 26, 1830, aged 47. She m. (2) Edward D. :\Iunroe, 
Dee. 16, 1838. Wealthy Sprague was appt. guardian of the 
chDdren named below, ]Mch. 1, 1831. (Plymouth Co. Probate, 
No. 19063.) 


(One born in Hingham, the others in Scituate.) 
I. Laban", b. Apr. 29, 1817; m. (int. pub. Nov. 3, 1849) Matilda 

W. Damon, dau. of Joshua. 
II. Benjamin, b. Apr. 16, 1819. 
m. Joshua Columbia, b. Dec. 22, 1820. 


IV. Daniel Damon, b. Mch. 7, 1823. 
V. William, b. Feb. 20, 1826; d. Mch. 3, 1831, aged 5. 
VL Amos Washburn, b. Mch. 17, 1829. 

357. Joshua' Sprague (Joseph'^, Benjamin*, Josiah^, An- 
thony', William^), of Petersham and Athol, Mass.; farmer; b. 
Sept. 2, 1767 ; d. Meh. 25, 1853, Athol, IMass. ; m. there ^lay 26, 
1791, Lois Stockwell, of Gerry (Phillipston), Mass. She was 
bom Aug. 19, 1767, d. Jan. 14, 1857, at Athol, dau. of Capt. 
Ephraim and Sarah (Grant) Stockwell. 

Capt. Stockwell led a Worcester County Company, detailed 
from Athol, Templeton and Petersham companies to the battle 
of Bennington. His wife Sarah was descended from John 
Grant, who served in Pequot War, 1637. 

LoringT, b. Mch. 23, 1792. 
n. Joseph, b. Oct. 2, 1794. 
George, b. Sept. 5, 1796. 
Sally Stockwell, b. Oct. 15, 1798; m. Feb. 24, 1822, Joel 

Ephraim Stockwell, b. Dec. 14, 1801. 
Loisa, b. Mch. 2, 1803; m. Joshua Culver. 
Joshua, b. Nov. 2, 1804; lived and d. in Dist. of Columbia. 
Melinda, b. June 1, 1807; d. unm. 
Caleb, b. Sept. 27, 1809; d. unm. 

358. Nathan' Sprague (Asher^, Benjamin*, Josiah^ An- 
thony^, William^), of Pembroke, Mass.; bap. Apr. 21, 1765, in 
Hingham ; m. Mch. 31, 1785, in Pembroke, Mass., Celia Joselyn, 

b. July 25, 1760, probably in Hanover, d. ; dau. of Abraham' 

Joselyn (Nathaniel*, Henry ^, Abraham^, Thomas^) and Mary 


I. Celias b. Nov. 20, 1787. 

H. Rodolphus, b. Jan. 22, 1790. 

m. Nabby, b. Aug. 16, 1792; m. Robert Jack (pub. Nov. 3, 


rv. Charles, bap. Aug. 30 or Oct. 23, 1794. 

V. Nathan Turner, b. Oct. 7, 1796. 

VI. Polly, bap. Oct. 16, 1796. 

vn. Eunice Buck, bap. May 17, 1798. 
















359. Isaac' Sprague (brother to No. 358) of Scituate and 
Medford, Mass., b. abt. 1782, d. May 4, 1851, at Medford, ae. 
69; m. Feb. 9, 1813, Rebecca^ Cutter, b. Mch. 30, 1791, in Boston, 
d. 1871, at :Medford, dau. of William' Cutter (Ebeneze^^ Ebe- 
nezer*, NathanieP, Nathaniel-, Richard') and Rebecca (Cutter). 

(Ref. Cutter Fam. 1871, Cutter, 261.) 


1. Lucy Amelia^, b. July 3, 1814; d. Mch. 17, 1848, Portland, 

Me.; m. Jan. 26, 1824, Christopher Dyer, 
n. Isaac, b. Apr. 14, 1819; m. (1) June 17, 1836, Sarah Langley; 

m. (2) Swan; res. Medford. 

in. Eleanor Gawen, b. Jan. 24, 1817; m. June 12, 1836, Joshua 

T. Foster of Medford. Shipbuilder. 
IV. William Cutter, b. June 12, 1823; m. Feb. 4, 1846, Eliza K. 

Benton; res. Medford. 
V. Rebecca Stillman, b. May 29, 1826; m. Dec. 28, 1847, Lucius 

Dow; she d. Apr. 17, 1849, Cuttingsville, Vt. 
VI. Chastina Ardelia, b. .July 13, 1828; m. Mch. 31, 1853, Capt. 

Warren E. Kingman; res. Chicago, 111. 
vn. Garafilia Mohalby, b. Mch. 25, 1830; m. Dec. 12, 1849, 

Lucius Dow; res. Fowlers^'ille, N. T. 
Tin. Esmeralda G., b. Oct. 7, 1832; m. Sept. 2, 1855, Austin P. 
Story; res. Chillicothe, Ohio. 

360. Caleb^ Sprague (Jesse^ Benjamin*, Josiah^, An- 
thony=, William'), of Hingham, jMass., b. Dec. 20, 1783, Hing. 
(fam. 23) d. Oct. 2, 1825 (fam. 36) m. Feb- 12, 1809, Mehitiible« 
Gardner, b. Dec. 30, 1792: d. Aug. 3, 1840, dau. of Isaac' (Ste- 
phen*, Stephen^ Stephen^ John') and Sarah (Lincoln) Gardner. 
"Trader." Resided on North St. near the harbor. 


I. Mehitable T.^, b. July 27, 1809; m. John Sprague. 

501. n. Caleb, b. Oct. 24, 1811. 

m. Joseph, b. July 17, 1813; m. Martha E. Williams. 

IV. William, b. June 22, 1816; m. Rebecca C. Hersey. 

V. Anthony, b. Jan. 8, 1820; m. Margaret S. Stodder. 

n. Elizabeth, b. Apr. 22, 1822; d. young, 

vn. Thomas Gill, b. July IS, 1825; d. Nov. 27, 1844; lost at sea. 

361. Isaac* Sprague (Isaac', Isaac*, Josiah^ Anthony^ 
William'), of Hingham, b. Mch. 14, 1782, Hingham (fam. 24), 
d. Aug. 27, 1826, Hingham (fam. 38) ; m. Sept. 2, 1809, Marj-' 


Burr, b. Feb. 26, 1781, Hinghara, d. there Sept. 7, 1856, dau. 
David* Burr (Elisha^ John^ Simon^) and Mary (Fearing). 
"Box-cooper;" resided on Pleasant St. 


502. I. Isaac', b. Sept. 5, 181L 

n. Rachel Burr, b. Nov. 11, 1813; d. Oct. 22, 1852; m. Jan. 8, 

1837, John Lincoln. 
m. Lincoln Burr, b. July 16, 1816. 
rv. Leah, b. July 9, 1819; d. June 20, 1853, unm. 

362. Levi® Sprague (Moses', Isaac*, Josiah^, Anthony-, 
William^), of Northfield, ]Mass., farmer, b. Mch. 24, 1778, Scitu- 
ate, Mass., d. May 22, 1862, Northfield, Mass. ; m. Feb. 22, 1812, 
at Northfield, Philana Wood, b. Sept. 4, 1791, d. Feb. 27, 1864, 
dau. of Barzillai, b. 1754, and Ann (Woodbury) Wood of North- 


I. Joseph CushingT, b. Aug. 14, 1812. 
n. Moses, b. Jan. 23, 1815; went to Hingham, Mass. 
m. Blossom, b. Jan. 27, 1817; went to Hingham, Mass. 
rv. Mary Lincoln, b. Jan. 23, 1819; m. Samuel Woodward. 
V. Levi, b. June 3, 1821; d. Dec. 25, 1846, Cincinnati, O. 
VI. Marshall, b. June 2, 1823; m. Carrie Fuller and had Hubert, 

b. prob. in Whitingham, Vt. 
VII. Philana W., b. June 12, 1826; m. I)wight M. Simonds and 
had Eva Jennetta Simonds, b. Oct. 22, 1853, m. Fred 

vm. Philander W., b. June 12, 1826; m. Canedy and 

bad Lereno and Loren. 
IX. Almira, b. Apr. 11, 1828; m. Charles Martin, and had Delia 
Martin, b. May, 1854. She res. in Greenfield. 

503. X. Loren Alphonso, b. Nov. 26, 1830. 

XI. Susan Augusta, b. Jan. 26, 1835; m. Charles Simonds. 

504. XII. Ellen, b. Dec. 10, 1836. 

363. Knight® Sprague (Knight^ Knight*, Jeremiah^ An- 
thony^, WilliaraO, of Leicester, Mass., b. there Sept. 15, 1779, d. 
Oct. 11, 1865; m. Apr. 2, 1801, Rebecca Barton, who d. Mch. 18, 

He with his father was at the laying of the corner stone of 
Bunker Hill monument and himself hauled the stone there. 


I. Martha N.t, b. Dec. 27, 1802; m. Apr. 28, 1829, Phineas 

Waite; she d. May 18, 1870. 
n. Sarah, b. Dec. 27, 1803; m. Apr. 27, 1830, Orion Greene. 

505. ra. Austin, b. Mch. 2, 1805. 

IV. Addison, b. Mch. 1, 1807; d. Mch. 19, 1829. 

V. Tirzah Convas, b. Mch. 12, 1811. 
VI. Harriet Maria, b. May 7, 1814. 

VII. Ephraim Marsh, b. Oct. 9, 1816. 
TUi. Rebecca Ann, b. Jan. 29, 1823. 

364. Col. Anthony* Spr.ague, "Jr." (Anthony', Knight*, 
Je^emiah^ AnthonyS William^), of Weybridge, Vt., and Hen- 
derson, Jefferson Co., N. Y., b. probably in Spencer, Mass., d. 
probably at Henderson. He m. 1790, in Spencer, Esther Jones. 

In the War of 1812, he served as a Lieutenant-Colonel in 
the 55th (Sprague's) Regiment of New York Militia, from Feb. 
27 to IMch. 20, 1813. He settled at Henderson as one of the 
earliest, about 1803. 

(Ref. Vit. Rec. Spencer, Mass. ; Hist. Jefferson Co., N. Y. ; 
Elizabeth Doan Sprague correspondence.) 


506. L DavidT, b. Oct. 11, 1790, in Spencer, Mass. 
n. Esther, b. ; m. Abram Tracy. 

507. III. Emory, b. 1794. 

508. rv. Alonzo, b. July 23, 1800, in Weybridge, Vt. 

V. Appleton, b. ; d. in Henderson; m. Betsey John- 
son and had two children: i. DeLoriston, m. Ruth Cleve- 
land; 11. Angeline, m. Briggs. 

VI. Polly, b. ; m. Asa Bishop; settled in Mich, about 


365. David« Spr-^gue (brother to No. 364), b. in Vt. : d. 
, buried in Berea, Ohio; m. (1) Dimis Scowton, who d. "in 

the East"; m. (2) before coming to Ohio, Phoebe Chaflin. 

He purchased of the Conn. Land Co., a farm in Cuyahoga 
Co., 0.; settled first (ISIG) in Royalton, on property supposedly 
his own, but after partly clearing it, discovered that his own 
land was located in ^Middlcbury Tp., where he then removed. 

This David was a brother to Anthony, Jr., Knight and 
Enoch Sprague, and an uncle to Capt. Alonzo (son of Anthony, 
Jr.), all of whom visited hira at Royalton. 



(Nine or ten by wife Dimis, three by wife Phoebe.) 
1. Delonson,7 settled in Norwalk, O. 
n. Katherine, m. Davis Hyre. 

III. A daughter, m. Bronson. 

IV. Eoyal, m. Salome Rent. Had Edward of N. Y., Charles E. 

of N. Y. and Mary, who m. (1) Law; m (2) 

Andregg of Cincinnati. 

V. Dimis, 

VI. , m. Guy Boughton. 

509. VII. Ebenezer Alvadus, b. 1919, 
310. vm. Almon V., b. 1814. 

IX. Eoiy, d. May 17, 1849, ae. 40 yrs., Berea, O.; m. Jeremiah 

366. Otis' Sprague (Asa', Knight*, Jeremiah', Anthony', 
"William^), b. prob. in "Worcester Co., Mass.; d. ae. 78, "Winona, 
^linn. ; m. Polly' Peek, b, June 20, 1793, So. Adams, Mass., dan. 
of Benjamin® Peck (Benjamin', Ichabod*, JathnieP, Joseph', 
Joseph^) and Patience (Chase). 

For history see Ara Sprague (his brother). He was a mem- 
ber of the common council of Troy, N. Y., in 1837-8, and was 
prob. the Otis who was the last Agent of the Cohoes Manufac- 
turing Co., of Cohoes, Albany Co., N. Y., in 1831. (Hist. Cohoes, 
1877, Joel Mensell, 50, 57). 


( I born at white Creek, iii at Shaftsbury, Vt., iv at Watervliet, N. Y.) 
511. I. John Wilsons b. Apr. 4, 1817, 

n. Ara, b. ; d. young; buried at Troy, N. Y. 

in. Silea Ann, b. Oct. 29, 1823; m. Dec. 4, 1850, Holly Skinner, 

Huron, Ohio. 
IV. Lucy Maria, b. May 2, 1829; m. (1) Dr. Joel Morse of U. S. 
Army; m. (2) Holly Skinner, Apr. 9, 1868, at Milan, O., 
his second wife. 
V. Martha P. 
VI. Almira B. 

367. AiLV« Spr-vgue (brother to No. 366), of Cleveland, 
O. ; b. Aug. 27, 1793, d. Oct. 31, 1884, ae. 91 ; buried in Lake 
View Cemetery, Cleveland. M. (1) Almira Burgess, b. Feb. 22, 
1810, d. July 17, 1834, dau. of Almon and Betsey (Hill) ; m. 
(2) Dinah E. :\Iunger, b. May 20, 1809, at Mungers Mills (now 


Copenhagen, N. Y.), d. June 6, 1910, in Chicago, III., ae. 101. 
She was the oldest member of the Woman's Relief Corps and 
had spent her last years in Chicago. 

In 1881, Ara Sprague left the following account of his 
immediate relatives: 

"My father Asa Sprague married and lived 25 yeai-s in 
Spencer, Worcester Co., IMass. ; settled on a farm and kept a 
tavern and store. All of his children were born in Worcester 
Co., Mass. He had 10—6 girls and 4 boys. All of them but 
Martha emigrated with him to Otsego Co., N. Y. Martha died 
of quick consumption and was buried in Mass. She was to 
have been married in two weeks. ^ly father was one of the 
Colonial Pioneers of St. Lawrence Co., N. Y. He was also a 
soldier in the Revolution and served five years for his country — 
four years he was under Washington's command. He was 
wounded in his left leg and carried to his grave one of the buck- 
shot as a memento of the battle of Trenton, X. J. He died at 
Dekalb, N. Y., at the age of 84. 

My mother died at the age of 6-5— both are buried in the 
family grounds at Dekalb. In the graveyard are long rows of 
his children and grandchildren, with their names engraved in 
marble which is imperishable: Sister Ruth and her husband, 
Rebecca and her four husbands, Phila, her husband and five 
children, Olive, her second husband and one child. Since then 
Elisha and IMartha have been added. Hiram was buried at 
Carthage, John Pooler in New York City. They are all dead 
but Julia Ann. Brother Asa's first wife and son Onias, his 
second wife and daughter Rhoda, all lie there side by side. The 
mortal parts of the rest are scattered, but I trust they are 
united in spirit life. To me in thought, Dekalb is but a grave- 

All of my father's children but the two oldest, Martha and 
Chloe, lived to be over 76 years; all married but one and all 
had children but two, ^lartha and Ruth. Sister Chloe married 
Mr. Bishop and settled at Ashtabula, 0., where she died at 62 
and was buried there. She had 4 children — :\rorris, Asa, John, 
and Martha. They all lived to be married ; all had children but 
Morris. Ruth married Elijah Farr in Richfield, Otsego Co., 
and settled in Dekalb, where she died at 78, having no children. 
• Rebecca had four husbands and three children. She married 
her first husband Thomas Farr, brother to Elijah, in Otsego Co., 
and settled at Dekalb. By him she had one daugliter. Almira. 
Her second husband was Daniel Smith, and they had a daughter, 
Louisa. By her third husband, ^Ir. Slawson, she had one sou, 
Stephen. By her fourth husband, !\Ir. Phelps, she had no 
children. She died at Dekalb aged 86. Phila married Curtis 


Spaulding at Richfield, Otsego Co., and settled in Dekalb where 
she and her husband both died. She lived to be 82 and had 13 
children: four died in infancy, and Dwite died at 17. The rest 
all married and raised families. Their names were Martha, 
Louisa, Emeline, Lemira, John, Otis, Schuyler, Wilson, and 
Dwite. Sister Olive married Mr. ^leColIora in Richfield, and 
moved to Cherry Valley and from there to Albany, where he 
taught school in the Academy until he died. By him she had 
two children, Julia Ann and Hiram. After his death she moved 
to Dekalb, where she married Mr. Pooler and settled on a farm. 
By him she had five children, John, Elisha, Emily, Cordelia 
and Martha ; all married and raised families but John and 
Cordelia. Hiram had no children. They are now all dead but 
Julia Ann. My brother David married and settled on a rented 
farm at Exeter; a few years after he moved to Schuyler's Lake, 
where he bought and kept a tavern for many years. He sold 
out and built on his farm near by, where he lived, and died at the 
age of 85 or 86. He raised nine children — two boys and seven 
girls, Asa and Ara, 3Iartha, Betsey, Ann, Polly, Almira, 
Rebecca, and Roxy ; they all married and raised children. 
^ \ Brother Asa had three wives. He married first in Dekalb where 
he settled and engaged in the dry goods business; had a potash 
factory some 30 years. He was also post-master, a soldier of 
1812, and a Democratic representative at Albany, N. Y. By 
his first wife he had three boys and three girls — Onias, Aron, 
and Daniel; Juliett, Parmelia, and Clara; by his second wife, 
. a daughter, Rhoda. By his third wife he had two daughters 
Helen and Emeline. He moved to Phelps, Ontario Co., and died 
aged %^. His children all lived to man and womanhood. Onias, 
Daniel, Rhoda, and Helen never married. The four girls who 
marled had children. Ara had none : he died at Andersonville 
prison. My brother Otis married at Ballston Springs, where 
he lived a number of years and was engaged in a cotton factor}'. 
From there he moved to White Creek, Wash. Co., N. Y., where 
he was interested in a cotton factory. From there he moved to 
Troy, N. Y., then to Huron, Ohio, where he was largely engaged 
in farming till he retired from labor. He then moved with his 
daughter Lucy ^M. Skinner to Winona, Minn., dying at 78. He 
had 6 children — two boys and four girls ; all married and raised 
children but Ara who died young. Their names, John, Ara, 
Silea Ann, Lucy ]\Iaria, IMartha. and Almira. They were all 
born in New York state. Ara was buried in Troy, N. Y. 

I was the youngest of my father's family. I was a .soldier 
in the war of 1812 and served at Ogdensburg when the British 
sacked the town. I wa.s also one of Cleveland's early settlers. 
I left St. Lawrence Co., in 1818, fully determined to earn my 
living and make my home in Ohio, which was then thought to 


be almost out of the world, and certainly as far west as it was 
safe to go. I landed in Cleveland with my knapsack strapped on 
my back, May 9th, 1818. It was then a small town of 172 souls. 
I made it my home 12 years, doing a little of eveo-thing to 
make a living. I married Almira Burgess there and moved to 
Gross Isle, Detroit river, where I bought a farm and lived 6 
years.. I buried my wife and one child there. By her I had 
three children — George, John, and IMartha. I sold my farm and 
went to Huron, Erie Co., 0. There I was engaged in the drug 
and dry goods trade: there I married my second wife; by her 
I had two children, Almira and Henry. There I had my store 
and house burned, and moved back to Cleveland, and from 
there to Mentor, 0., where I now am and expect to live and die. 
I am nearly 89 and very feeble. I am the only one living of 
my father's family." 


(Three by first marriage, two by second.) 
I. GeorgeT, b. Mch. 26, 1830, 
n. John. 

512. m. Martha, b. Mch. 25, 1833. 

513. IV. Almira, b. Feb. 19, 1843. 

V. Henry. 

368. James' Sprague (James', Knight*, Jeremiah', 
Anthony^, William'), of Spencer, Mass., b. June 26, 1782; m. 
Jan. 1, 1809, Sutton, Mass., Clara Bacon, who d. July 7 or 9, 
1848, aged 65, dau. of Cyrus and Ellen ( ) Bacon. 

He received the homestead but rem. to Leicester. 


I. Asahel Burbank^, b. Oct. 27, 1809; selectman 1852; m. 

Martha B. Warren of Leicester, Oct. 10, 1844, 
n. Adaline Maria, b. June 28, 1811; d, Aug. 15, 1818. 
m. Louisa, b. June 11, 1813. 
IV. Lewis Fisher, b. Sept. 14, 1815. 
V. John Bacon, b. Jan. 20, 1818. 


369. Charles' Sprague (brother to No. 368), of Leicester, 
Mass., in 1861; b. July 31, 1784; m. (1) June 16, 1813, Hannah 
Loring, b. Nov. 17, 1787, dau. of Nathaniel T. and Sarah (Wat- 
son) ; m. (2) Feb. 1848, Selina^ (Huntington) widow of Lorenzo 
White and dau. of AzeP Huntington (Andrew', Simon*, SamueP, 
Siraon^ Simon^). 



(All by wife Hannah.) 
I. Theodore^ d. Nov. 8, 1877. 
n. Lorenzo, 
m. Mary Ann; m. May 8, 1859, Henry Eddy; she d. Oct. 15, 

1879, ae. 46. 
IV. Edwin. 

370. RoswELL*" Sprague (brother to No. 368), of Leicester, 
Mass., b. Sept. 22, 1789 ; m. Aug. 24, 1813, Mehitabel Hobart of 
Leicester, dau. of John and Charlotte (Spear) Hobart. She d. 
and he (1860) lives in New York. 

I. George RoswelP, b. Apr. 15, 1816. 
n. John Hobart, b. July 12, 1817. 

371. Henry' Sprague (Thomas', Knight*, Jeremiah', 
Anthony^, William^), of Newport, N. H., b. July 27, 1781, 
Spencer, Mass., d. Sept. 26, 1854, Ne-w^port, N. H., ae. 73 yrs. ; 
m. Betsey Tucker of Charlestown, Mass. 

With his son, he came to Newport in 1845, from Cambridge- 
port, Middlesex Co., Mass., where he had kept a hotel. (Hist. 
Newport, N. H., 1879, Wheeler, 534.) 


514. I. Albert H.f, b. Dec. 8, 1809. 

372. Thomas' Sprague (brother to No. 371), of Spencer, 
Mass., b. May 10, 1783; m. (1) May 17, 1810, Deborah' Sprague, 
b. 1776 (Knight') of Leicester. She d. July 23, 1812, aged 36 
(Leicester Rec). He m. (2) (int. pub. Feb. 5, 1814) Betsey 


(One by wife Deborah, the others by wife Betsey.) (Leicester Rec.) 
I. Mary Ann^, b. Jan. 14, 1812. 
n. Eliza, b. Mch. 18, 1815. 

m. Clarissa, b. Dec, 8, 1816; m. Rufus Green, July 4, 1839. 
rv. Cynthia, b. July 31, 1818. 

515. V. Erving, b. Apr. 23, 1820. 

VI. Hannah, b. Sept. 11, 1822; m. Johnson. 

516. vn. Marcellus, b. Aug. 8, 1824. 


373. Walter W.* Sprague (Caleb^ Knight*, Jereniiah.^, 
Anthony-, "William^), b. June 8, 1787, Spencer, ]Mass., d. Aug. 9, 
1872, in Farmington, Me. ; m. Lydia Ewings, b. Dee. 25, 1790, d. 
Aug. 17, 1870, in Farmington. 

Carpenter and farmer. First settled in Vermont, then in 
Phillips, Me., and in 1854 at Farmington. 
(Ref. Butler's Hist. Farmington, Me.) 


I. Desire Ewings^, b. Feb. 8, 1813; d. Oct. 4, 1836, in Lowell,. 

n. Mary Adaline, b. Aug. 10, 1814; d. Oct. 14, 1840, unm. 
in. Quartus Caleb, b. Feb. 12, 1816; m. Melinda Tarbell. He 

d. Mar. 4, 1848, in Lowell; had one child, d. young. 
IV. Walter Wriley, b. Nov. 11, 1817; d. Oct. 1, 1841, unm. 
V. Charles Gilmore, b. Dec. 25, 1819; m. Mary Brown; res. 

Calif.; two children. 
VI. Emily Ann, b. Nov. 4, 1821; m. Edmund Pope; no issue. 

517. VU. Dexter Bates, b. Aug. 27, 1823. 

vm. Ramson Ewingg, b. Aug. 22, 1825; d. Apr. 20, 1844, unm. 
TX. Sophia, b. Apr, 9, 1827; d. Feb. 5, 1845, unm. 
X. Welthea, b. Apr. 12, 1829; m. Wentworth Ricker of New 
Portland, Me.; one child. 

374. Ira« SPR-iGUE (brother to No. 373), of Farmington, 
Me., b. July 1, 1800, d. Dec. 18, 1878, at Farmington ; m. Dec. 25. 
1829, Dorothy S. Clough, b. :May 5. 1811, at Alna, Me. 

He made his home and died on a part of his father's home- 
stead. Carpenter and farmer. 

(Ref. Butler's Hist. Farmington.) 


518. I. Henry 7, b. Jan. 29, 1832. 

n. John Clough, b. Sept. 21, 1836; m. Emily DeLesdemier. 
He res. (1885) in San Francisco, Calif., and has one dau. 

375. Harvey* Sprague (brother to No. 373), of Farming- 
ton, Me., b. Sept. 13, 1802, Spencer, Mass.; m. Mch. 8, 1832, 
Mary Corbett, b. Jan. 16, 1810, Chesterville, Me., dau. of Otis 
and Hannah (Hiscok). 

Farmer and stone-mason; settled on part of father's home- 
stead. (Ref. Butler's Hist. Farmington.) 



I. Lucy AnnT, b. Feb. 8, 1833. 

n. Frank Ellen, b. Feb. 17, 1836; d. unm. May 31, 1872. 
m. Adelia Emma, b. May 10, 1843; m. Joseph L. Whiting, Jan. 
3, 1872; res. (1885) Franklin, Mass. 
519. rvr. Herbert Leroy, b. Nov. 2, 1846. 

376. Charles* Sprague (SamueP, Jeremiah*, Je^e^liah.^ 
Anthony^, William^), of Boston, the Banker-Poet, b. Oct. 26, 
1791, Boston ; d. Jan. 22, 1875, Boston, ae. 84 ; m. i\Iay 8, 1814, 
Elizabeth' Rand, b. abt. 1784, d. 1862, Boston, dau. Jonathan" 
Rand (Jonathan', Jonathan*, John", Thomas-, Robert^), and 
Nancy (Moore). 

He spent his whole life in Boston ; was in the public schools 
there until his 13th year and was then apprenticed to Thayer & 
Hunt. In Mass. Hist. Soc. Pro. XIII 436-438, may be found a 
tribute to his memory, and in same, XIV, 39-51, a memoir and 
portrait. Also in Nat. Cy. Am. Biog., VI, 229, an account and 
portrait. In Memorial Hist. Boston 1881, III, Winsor, an auto- 
graph letter written Dec, 1864. From N.'E. G. and Hist. Reg. 
II, 199, Apr. 1848, are taken the following lines written in 1837, 
after he had been engaged, with his only surviving brother 
George James, in removing the remains of their dead brothers 
to a new place of sepulchre. 

We are but two — the others sleep 

Through death's untroubled night; 
We are but two — O let us keep 

The link that binds us bright. 

Heart leaps to heart — the sacred blood 

That warms us is the same; 
That good old man — his honest blood 

Alike we fondly claim. 

We in one mother's arms were locked — 

Long be her love repaid; 
In the same cradle we were rocked, 

Bound the same hearth we played. 

Our boyish sports were all the same, 

Each little joy and woe; 
Let manhood keep alive the flame, 

Lit up so long ago. 


We are but two — be that the band 

To hold us till we die; 
Shoulder to shoulder let us stand, 
TiU side by side we die. 

This brother also died very soon after these lines were 


A son, Charles James," b. Jan. 16, 1823, in Boston, d. Aug. 
5, 1903, in Hingham. In 1864 he succeeded his father Charles 
as Cashier in Globe Bank, Boston, and retired in 1882. He was 
a poet, botanist and author. 

(Kef. Finney Sprague Notes.) 

377. Enoch« Sprague (Obadiah^ Obadiah*, Richard% 
Anthony^, William^), of Richmond, N. H. ; farmer; b. there 
Sept. 18, 1795, d. there Nov. 28, 1864; m. (1) Alathear Davis, 
who d. Mch. 4, 1847, dau. of Esquire Davis, of Royalton, N. H. ; 
m- (2) May 4, 1848, Rebecca Williams of Swanzey, N. H. She 
d. Apr. 26, 1872. 

{Ret Bassett's Hist. Richmond, N. H.) 

(All by first wife, born in Richmond.) 
I. Hannah 7, b. Apr. 28, 1820; d. 1878; m. Jacob B., son of 

Elisha and Dinah (Boyer) Perry. 
n. Prudence A., b. Nov. 1, 1821; d. 1882; m. Lysander Perry. 

520. m. Enoch D., b. July 15, 1823. 

521. IV. Hiram P., b. Jan. 1, 1826. 

V. Asahel G., b. Oct. 12, 1830; d. 1903; m. (1) 1854, Henrietta 

Marble; m. (2) Mattie Capron, Jan. 19, 1882. He was 

a mechanic and lived in Keene, N. H. Child: "Walter 

A.8, b. 1856; res. in Somerville, Mass. 

VI. Alathear Melissa, b. Dec. 13, 1834; m. Ezekiel V. Nelson, Jr. 

378. Samuel^ Sprague (brother to No. 377), of Richmond, 
N. H., and after 1850 Winchester, N. H.; farmer, b. Nov. 22, 
1797, d. Sept. 28, 1881, at Winchester; m. Dec. 1822, Belinda 
Kingman, dau. of Benjamin of Winchester. (Ref. Bassett's Hist. 
Richmond, N. H.) 

1839-1842, Selectman. 

r^ ' v ..)nn i»i« 







., , .J 

Son of No. 380. 



522. I. LeanderT, b. Jan. 4, 1824. 

523. n. Obadiah, b. May 21, 1826. 

m. S. Angeline, b. June 25, 1830; m. Jan. 3, 1850, Darling S. 
Swan of Winchester. 

IV. M. Juliette, b. Oct. 11, 1832; m. (1) George P. Kelton, b. 
Jan. 23, 1826; d. Apr. 15, 1856, son of Benjamin and 
Ehoda (Holbrook) ; m. (2) J. W. Herrick, who d. June, 
1880; m. (3) E. A. Whipple; res. Keene. 

V, Samuel Henrj, b. Mch. 2, 1841. In 1862 he enlisted in 
9th Regt. N. H. V.; became 1st Lieut, and acting Asst. 
Commissary on Gen. Burnside's staff; taken ill at Vicks- 
burg and died Aug. 18, 1863, at Cincinnati. 

379. Elijah W.« Sprague (James', William*, William', 
Jolm^ William^) ; m. Phoebe Parker; lived in Dexter, Me., and 
removed to Joliet, 111., where he d. May 5, 1879. 

I. HenryT. 
n, Horatio. 

m. Yolney A. He d. in Joliet. His son, Morrill M.^ is an 
attorney-at-law there. 


380. Elbridge Gerry^ Sprague (brother to No. 379), b. 
1793, Greene, Me., d. Dec. 2, 1867, Sangerville, I\re. ; m. Oct. 22, 
1847, Sarah Parsons, of Jay, jMe., who. d. in 1877, Abbot, Me. 


I. John Francis^, b. July 16, 1848, in Sangerville. Lawyer. 
Dover, Me. Author of "Piscataquis Biography and Frag'- 
ments"; "Sebastian Rale, a Maine Tragedy of the 
Eighteenth Century"; "The North Eastern Boundary 
Controversy and the Aroostook War," etc. 

381. James*" Spr^vgue (brother to No. 379), b. June 13, 
1799, Leeds, Me., d. Jan. 18, 1889, Frankfort, Me.; m. (1) 
there, 1827, Belinda Ethel Clark; m. (2) there, 1838, Dorcas 
Ward, b. Jan. 13, 1818, d. June 29, 1885. 


(Three by wife Belinda, the others by wife Dorcas.) 
I. Lydia Jane", b. July 16, 1829; m. George W. Pendleton. 
n. John C, b. Feb. 6, 1832; m. Ann Dutch. 


m. Mehitable, b. Dec. 22, 1834, d. May 30, 1873; m. Eleazer 

524. IV. James Edwin, b. Feb. 22, 1839, 

V. Steven, b. Sept. 16, 1840. 

VI. Belinda Ethel, b. Aug. 29, 1842; m. James E. Allen, 
vn. Augustus C, b. Nov. 17, 1845; d. Mch. 29, 1910; m. Lucinda 

vni. Elijah Washington, b. Dee. 19, 1849; m. Elvina Blake. 
rx. Evie Ann, b. Sept. 17, 1851; d. July 4, 1892; m. Charles 

T. Ames. 
X. Alvah, b. Mch. 1858; d. young. 

382. Col. Moses® Sprague (William^ William*, William', 
John^, William^), of Greene, Me., b. Aug. 8, 1783, d. July 23, 
1839, ae. 56 yrs. ; m. Miranda Read, who d. Oct. 8, 1846, ae 62 yrs. 
Resided on his father's homestead and succeeded to the owner- 
ship of the mills, and in addition carried on a blacksmith shop. 
He was honored with many town offices, and was Colonel in the 
State Militia. 


L AnselT, b. 1814; d. 1880; m. Anna Crocker, b. 1811, d. 1894; 

resd. in Greene. Children: i. Jane^, b. ; m. 

Orrin Austin; res. Lewiston, Me. ii. Edward, b. ; 

d. aged 3. 

II. Elvira, b. ; m. Job Caswell; res. in Greene. Chil- 
dren: 1. Augustus Caswells. 2. Cyrus Caswell, lives 
in Portland. 

525. m. Augustus, b. Sept. 22, 1804. 

IV. Miranda, b ; d. Feb. 21, 1849, ae. 30; m. Henry 


383. William® Sprague (brother to No. 382), of Greene, 
Me., b. Feb. 15, 1790, d. Jan. 18, 1856, aged 65 yrs. 11 mo.; 
m. (1) Martha Brewster, who d. Mch. 24, 1835, aged 43 ; m. (2) 
Margaret Jack, who d. Apr. 16, 1869, aged 77 yrs. 1 mo. He 
settled near the old home ; the house built by him is still standing. 

1. Christina^, ra. Tristram Hill and lived in Greene. 


1. W. Scotts Hill, a physician in Augusta. 

2. Byron G. Hill, served in Civil War; m. Octa\'ia 

Lowell; res. Greene. 

3. Eldora Hill, m. Arthur G. Moulton. 


4. Clara Hill, m. W. F. Mower. 

5. Mary Hill, m. John Moulton; res. Greene. 

6. Fred T., m. Stella Washburn; res. Greene. 
n. Lorana, m. Ray and lived in Greene. 

ra. Alvin, b. Aug. 17, 1819; d. Apr. 24, 1889; res. in Greene; m. 

Susan Rogers, b. Dec. 29, 1834, in Saco, dau. of Charles. 

Their dau. Frances L.s, b. Nov. 11, 1858, m. Nathan 3. 

Taylor, son of Asa; res. Lewiston, Me. 
IV. Anselm (twin), b. Mch. 22, 1835; d. Feb. 17, 1897; m. 

; lived in Lewiston, Me. Child: Minnie^, m. 

Daniel J. McGillicuddy, an attorney of Lewiston, and 

now (1911) Rep. to Congress from second Me. Dist. 
V. Martha (twin), b. Mch. 22, 1835; d. some years later. 

384. Isaac" Sprague (brother to No. 382), of Greene, Me., 
b. June 22, 1792, d. Dee. 8, 1863 ; m. Feb., 1813, Lewiston, Me., 
Mercy Higgins, b. Nov. 25, 1789, Lisbon, Me., dL Mch. 10, 1870, 
at Greene. 

He took up a farm about a mile from that of his father's 
and resided there until his death. 

DennisT, b. July 30, 1814. 
Orrin, b. Mch. 19, 1816. 
Huldah, b. Apr. 24, 1817. 
Seth H., b. Mch. 12, 1819. 
Jason, b. June 6, 1820. 
VI. Almon, b. Nov. 2, 1822. 
vn. Frederick B., b. Aug. 16, 1826. 

533. vni. Jefferson (twin), b. Feb. 14, 1832. 

534. IX. Madison (twin), b. Feb. 14, 1832. 

385. Greene' Sprague (brother to No. 382), of Greene, 
Me. ;carpenter and carriage maker; b. Aug. 8, 1804, d. June 
19, 1888; m. Mahala Crocker, b. July 9, 1801, d. Jan. 15, 1845, 
ae. 43 yrs., dau. of Abel and Lydia ( ) Crocker. 


535. I. SilasT, b. June 4,. 1826. 

n. William, b. June 3, 1828; d. July 12, 1903; m. Helen L. Tib- 
bitts, b. Nov. 29, 1831, d. Sept. 1, 1871, dau. of James 
and Lucretia. One child died in infancy. 

in. Lydia A., b. Sept. 12, 1833; d. Jan. 29, 1870. 
















386. Washington" Sprague (brother to No. 382), of 
Greene and Lewiston, Me., b. ^Ich. 2, 1807, d. Aug. 30, 1871 ; m. 
Feb. 8, 1830, Abigail PettengiU, who d. May 16, 1872, aged 65 
yrs. 5 mo. 

I. MadisonT, b. Feb. 10, 1S31; d. Feb. 12, 18—. 
n. Yolney, b. June 9, 1832; d. Jan. 11, 1862; m. Dec. 20, 1854, 
Sophia C. Twombly, dau. of William. Children: i. Wil- 
liam W,8 II. Carrie A. 
m. Nancy Ann, b. Feb. 12, 1834; d. July 21, 1901; m. Jan. 15, 
1853, Andrew W. Marble, son of Charles. Children: 1. 
Andrew L.s Marble; 2, Lenora Marble (dec'd.) ; 3. Hat- 
tie E. Marble. 
IV. Cornelius Holland, b. Sept. 25, 1838; d. Apr. 17, 1888; m. 
Oct. 11, 1857, Elmira Foss, dau. of Joseph. Children: 
L Minas, d. young; n. Edgar H. of N. Y. 
V. Sophronia Keene, b. Aug. 31, 1841; d. Oct. 25, 1856. 
536. VI. Wealthy Frances, b. Aug 25, 1844. 

vn. Mary Stone, b. Dec. 23, 1S50; m. Aug. 2, 1870, Arthur W. 
Penley, b. Apr. 13, 1850, son of Josiah. Ees., Everett, 
Mass. Child: Maud A.s Penley. 

387. Philip^ Sprague (Jesse', Daniel*, Ebenezer', John^, 
William^), of Hartford, Vt, b. Jan. 9, 1765, Johnstown, R. I., 
d. Meh. 31, 1856, Hartford, Vt. ; m. abt. 1784, Clarissa^ Button, 
b. Jan. 28, 1770, d. May 6, 1831, Hartford, dau. of NathanieP 
and Sarah=* (Hazen) Button. (Ref. Hist. Hartford, Vt. (1889), 
Tucker.) Lived in that part of Hartford called Bothan. 

Original and official records show that Philip® was a soldier 
in troops raised by the Vermont colony during the Rev. War, 
and served as follows: ten months in 1781 in the Company of 
Capt. James Brookins of Col. Samuel Fletcher's battalion in 
Castleton, Vt., and five months in 1782 in the Company of Capt, 
"William Hutchings, mostly in the Fort at Pittsford, Vt. He 
was allowed a pension of .$50 per year by the United States. 
About 1783 he removed to Hartford, Vt., where he lived until 

(Ref. Spra^e Family items, 1894, D. H. Kelton.) 

I. AsenathT, b. Jan. 22, 17S5; d. June 20, 1853; m. Sept. 29, 
1802, Ira Baxter, son of Elihu and Trji)hena (Taylor); 
he d. Meh. 11, 1838, Norwich, Vt. 


537. n. Philo, b. May 16, 1787. 

ni. Esther, b. June 19, 1789; m. Sept. 5, 1808, Lemuel Parker: 

she a. Nov. 10, 1860. 
IV. Anna, b. May 24, 1791; m. Nov. 11, 1813, Job Densmore. 
V. Susannah, b. Jan. 28, 1793; d. Dec. 31, 1871; m. Mch. 2, 

1816, Hiram Nott, farmer, Norwich, Vt., b. May 9, 1789, 

d. Feb. 8, 1856. 
VI. Ethan, b. Oct. 14, 1795, d. Feb. 9, 1813, unm. 

538. vn. Allen, b. Aug. 10, 1797. 

vin. Wooster, b. Oct. 25, 1799; d. Jan. 14, 1883; m. Nancy Young. 
K. Clarissa, b. Sept. 15, 1803; d. Apr. 20, 1804. 

539. X. Jedediah, b. Jan. 12, 1805. 

XI. Melvin, b. Apr. 4, 1807; m. Janet Lucy Newton; he d. May 

7, 1879, Chicago, 111. 
xn. Clarissa, b. Dec. 14, 1811; m. Arvin Chapman; she d. Apr. 

28, 1851. 

388. Daniel" Sprague (brother to No. 387), of Hartford, 
Vt. (1780-1812), b. Aug. 21, 1775, d. Dec. 21, 1812, Hartford, 
Vt. ; m. Anna Newton, b. Mch. 18, 1783, d. Meh. 21, 1839, dau. 
of David and :Marv' (Hazen) Newton. 

(Ref. Sprague Family Items, 1894, D. H. Kelton; Hist. 
Hartford, Yt., 1889, 453, 454.)_ 


I. Rachel', d. Sept. 5, 1837; m. abt. 1825, Elijah H. Burton, b. 

Nov. 6, 1795, son of Henry and Ann (Hazen); no issue. 
n. Surinda, m. Lovell Hibbard. 
ni. Anna, m. Eev. Horatio N. Plumb, b. Mch. 21, 1897, d. 

May 17, 1887, Elton, N. Y. 
IV. Fanny, m. Col. Clough of Buffalo, N. Y. 

389. Ebenezer^ Sprague (Ebenezer', Daniel*, Ebenezer', 
Jol^n^ William^), of Johnston, R. I., b. July 27, 1778; m. Aug. 
27, 1804, Hannah Bowen. 


(R. L V. Rec, 1: 111.) 

540. I. Albert Galliton", b. July 20, 1804. 

n. Amey Williams, b. May 14, 1806. 

m. Hannah, b. July 7, 1808. 

IV. Adaline, b. Feb. 28, 1810. 

V. Thomas Williams, b. Aug. 29, 1811. 



390. RuFUS* Spr-vgue (Rufus% Daniel*, Ebenezer^, John-, 
William^), b. in Johnston, R. I.; m. June 2, 1805, Elizabeth 
Randall of Scituate, R. I. ; emigrated to Muskingum Co., Ohio, 
jehere he died, about 1823. 

I. Pardon^. 
■ n. Anthony P. 
nr. Richard. 

391. Pardon" Sprague (brother to No. 390), of Delav;-are, 
0., b. in R. I., d. 1828, ae. abt. 40; m. (1) Jan. 4, 1810, Sophia 
Gorton of "Warwick, R. I. ; m. (2) Mary Meeker, b. 1799, dau. of 
Col. Forest Meeker. 

He came "West about 1816, first to Zanesville, and Granville, 
O., and then to Delaware where he was engaged in the stock 
business and kept hotel on the site of the American House, where 
his son F. B. was born, and also grandson C. P. He was sheriff 
two years and representative in Leg., 1825-8. (Hist. Delaware 
Co., O., 1880, Perrin and Battle, 643.) 

(Two by each wife.) 

I. Sophia^, b. ; m. Wing and lived in Union 

Co., O. 

n. A daughter, b. ; m. and lived in Kansas. 

541. m. Franklin Burnet, b. July 16, 1825. 
IV. Diana, 

392. Sylvester^ Sprague (brother to No. 390), of Pro- 
vidence, R. I., b. prob. in Johnston, R. I.; m. Oct. 21, 1806, 
Providence. (Rec. 3-5) Eveline C. Gilmore, dau. Nathaniel. 

I. Charles JJ, b. May 16, 1810. 
II. Nathaniel, b. Apr. 26, 1813. 
ni. Mary, b. Oct. 18, 1815. 


393. Nathan B." Sprague (DanieP, Daniel*, Ebenezer", 
John^ "William'), of Grcen\'ille (a town in Smithfield), R. I., 
b. Apr. 7, 1787, Johnston, R. I., d. Apr. 17, 1864, in Greenville : 
m. Apr. 15, 1813, Gloucester, R. I., Sarah Smith, b. :^Ich. 30, 
1789, d. Oct. 23, 1875, dau. of Darius and Anna ( ) 


Smith. He owned and lived on the farm in Greenville, formerly 

his father's. Nathan built the house which is now standing. 
Hist, from Hist, of Smithfield, 1881. 

1812, Feb. Charter Trustee of "Greene Academy". 

1817-1827, 11 yrs member Gen. Assembly and one year Speaker 
of the House. 

1822, Feb. Charter Trustee and first Pres. "Smithfield Ex- 
change Bank". 

1828. Presidential Elector. (Nar. Hist. Mag. vi.) 

1851. Charter member of St. Thomas P. E. Church in Green- 
ville. At the time of the Dorr War, he was an Algerine. 

I. Esther Smiths, b. Jan. 29, 1814,- d. unm. 
11. Daniel, b. Apr. 8, 1815; m. Abigail A. Farnum, 
in. Hannah Brown, b. Apr. 2, 1819; unm. 
IV. Maria, b. Dec. 4, 1822; d. young. 

542. V. John Smith, b. Aug. 13, 1827. 

394. Ev.\Ns' Sprague (Amasa^, Samuel*, Ebenezer^ John-, 
William^); m. (1) Lavina ]\[ullenix, dau. of ]Moses; m. (2) 
. He was a Quaker and a noted speaker in that de- 
nomination : resided on his farm at New Paltz, N. Y., where all 
his children were born. He d. about 1820, and was buried at 
Flushing, L. I., N. Y., where be had gone to attend Yearly 
Quaker meeting. His property was bequeathed to his second 

• (Ref. Ulster Co.. N. Y., Biographical Record, 1896, 381.) 


(Six by first wife, one by second wife.) 

I. Enos^, m. , and had a son, Dr. Charles G.* 

543. II. Gideon M., b. Apr. 14, 1810. 

544. III. .Jonathan, b. Feb. 29, 1816. 
IV. Joseph. 

V. Jane. 
VI. Mary. 

vii. Sarah B., m. Christopher Eelyen; lived at New Paltz, and 
reared a large family. 

• 395. Samuel'' Sprague (SamueP, Samuel*, SamueP, 
SaraueP, William^, of Avon, :\Ie., b. there Feb. 2, 1789, d. there 
Apr. 18, 1845, ae. 56 ; m. Jan. 20, 1811, Rhoda"' Ladd, b. Apr. 2 


or 3, 1792, Mt. Vernon, Me., d. ^May 29, 1844, at Avon, ae. 52. 
dau. Joses' (Daniel^ DanieP, Nathaniel- Daniel'), and Rachel 

He was called Captain, and lived on the Avon Homestead 
and farm inherited from his father, where all his children were 

(Ref. Ladd Fam., 1890, Warren Ladd, 53.) 


545. I. Joshua^, b. Feb. 27, 1812. 

n. Betsey, b. Feb. 18, 1815; ni. Joseph Boston. She d. Julv 
31, 1858. 

546. in. Jesse, b. Mch. 2, 1818. 

IV. Bachel, b. May 19, 1820; d. before Apr. 7, 1837, unm. 

396. William® Sprague (Hon. Seth', Phineas*, SamueP, 
SamiieP, William^), of Duxbury, b. there 'Dec. 28, 1780, d. Oct. 
17, 1840: m. (1) Patience Rogers, b. abt. 1785, d. Nov. 18, 1833. 
ae. 48; m. (2) wid. Priscilla (Barker) Pierce, who survived 
him and m. Robert Ball, June 18, 1848. 


fWinsor's Hist. Duxbury.) 
I. SusanT, b. July 19, 180S; m. Charles Copeland. 
n. Charity, m. James Gooding. 
m. Almira, m. Samuel Gilbert of Boston. 
IV. William, 

v. Harriet B., m. Sept. 7, 1835, Edward Winsor of Boston. 
VI. Eliza, m. Henry Tolman. 
VII. Seth, d. 1843 at sea. 
vui. Julia, 
rx. Francis. 

397. Hon. Peleg« Sprague (brother to No. 396) , of Boston, 
Mass., b. Apr. 27, 1793, d. Oct. 13, 1880, Boston ; m. Aug. 1818, 
Sarah Deming, dau. Moses. 

1812. Grad. of Harvard. 

1820-1, 1825-9. Rep. in ilaine Legislature. 

1829-35. United States Senator. 

1830. Removed to Boston. 

1841. Presidential Elector. 

1841-65. Judge tJ. S. Dist. Court of Mass. 

1847. Made LL.D. by Alma Mater. 


Resided in Augusta 2 yrs., then Hallowell, and lastly Boston. 

(Ref. N. E. H. & G. Reg. XXXV, 192, Obituary; also 
Wyman's Charlestown Gen., and Winsor; Nat. Cyp. Am. Biog. 
V, 414, Obituary, Portrait and Gen.; Finney Sprague notes.) 

I. Charles Franklin", b. abt. 1819; d. 1840, unm. 

547. 11. Seth Edward, b. Apr. 12, 1821. 

lu. Sarah, b. ; m. George P.s XJpham, Oct. 15, 1856. 

IV. Francis Peleg (M. D.), b. Feb. 17, 1832-33; m, Oct. 5, 1868, 

Elizabeth, dau. of John Amory Lowell of Boston. 

398. Nathaniel* Sprague (Jonathan^ James*, Nathan', 
SamueP, William^), of Marshfield, ilass., b. Dec. 20, 1776, d. 
Nov. 10, 1836, aged 86 yrs. ; m. (int. pub. June 9, 1798) Asenath 
Simmons of Duxbury. She d. Oct. 29, 1855 aged 85 yrs. 

I. Nathaniel", b. Sept. 27, 1798; d. June 21, 1849, ae. 50 yrs. 
n. WiUiam, b. Aug. 5, 1804. 
m. Harriet, b. June 28, 1813. 


399. Jonathan^ Spragite (brother to No. 398), of Marsh- 
field, Mass., "Mariner" b. July 18, 1784, d. Dec. 12, 1832, ae. 
48 yrs., Marshfield ; m. there Oct. 31, 1811, Ruth Phillips, who 
d. Sept. 24, 1873, ae. 86 yrs. 

(R€f. Marshfield V. Rec. ; Hist. Marshfield, 180.) 


548. I. Stephen Gushing^, b. July 19, 1812. 
n. Mary P., b. Aug. 28, 1813; d. 1895. 

in. Joseph, b. Nov. 21, 1814, in Duxbury. 

IV. Charles M., lost at sea Dec, 1833, aged 16 yrs. 

V. Elisha (Capt.), b. 1822; d. 1902. 

vr. Ruth P. (twin), b. 1826; d. June 3, 1872, ae. 46 yrs. 
vn. Angeline, (twin), b. 1826; d. 1904. 

. 400. Joseph' Sprague (Josephs James*, Nathan^ SamueP, 
William'), of Thoraaston, Me., came from Bath, Me., b. Aug. 16, 
1788, Bowdoinham, ]\Ie.. d. Sept. 21, 1826 ; m. Sept. 8, 1815, Mary 
Manning^ Marsh, b. ^Mch. 26-29, 1795, d. Sept. 11, 1868. She 
m. (2) Mar. 11, 1830, Col. Halsey Healey, and by him had two 
sons and three daughters. She was dau. of Caleb' (Thomas*, 


Caleb', Caleb*, Thomas^ ThomasS George') and Rebecca 
(Manning). (Ref. Eaton's Hist. Thomaston, Me., ii, 411.) 

Grad. Bowdoin Coll. 1808 : commenced practice of law about 
1812, at Thomaston. 

(Ref. also Marsh (Geo.) Gen. 1887, E. J. IMarsh, 122, 123.) 

I. Joseph Manning-, b. July 25, 1816; d. Nov. 23, 1837, at sea 
near New Orleans; mate of ship Paragon; was knocked 
II. John Oakman, (Capt.), b. Feb. 24, 1818; m. (1) June 28, 
1846, Lucretia D. Mitchell; she died. He m. (2) Isabella 
Eannie of Glasgow, Scotland. "Was a ship master of 

(Three by first marriage, one by second marriage.) 
1. Mary, 
n. Sarah. 
m. Charles. 
IV. John, 
ni. James Thomas (Capt.), b. Jan. 26, 1820; m. Sept. 16, 1847, 
Harriet G. Webb, dau. of Capt. Barnabas and Ann (Rob- 
inson). He d. Feb. 5, 1852; res. at Thomaston. 
IV. Sarah M., b. Dec. 17, 1821; m. Sept. 16, 1840, Leonard Cum- 
mings Stetson, son of Caleb and Rebecca (Cummings). 
Merchant of Thomaston. 
V. William H. D., b. Sept. 25, 1823; d. Jan. 12, 1824. 

401. Willis^ Sprague (brother to No. 400), b. 1800 in 
Topsham, Me.: m. May 20, 1820, IMary Foye, who d. Oct. 14, 
1860, ae. 62 yrs. He was one of the prominent men of Topsham. 
being one of its municipal officers for several years: appt. Ser- 
geant 2d. Regt., 1st Brigade, 4th Div. of the iMilitia of Maine 
in 1824, and at one time was State Senator from the district of 
Topsham. ^Ir. Sprague was a life member of the Maine Mission- 
ary Society ; farmer: died Sept. 29, 1869, ae. 69 yrs.. 1 mo. 

I. JosephT, b. July 8, 1822; d. Sept. 5, 1908, Bath, Me. Sales- 
man; m. Emma S. Merrill, b. Apr. 22, 1821. ' She resides 
in Bath (1912). 

n. Ruth Frances, b. Mar. 1, 1824; m. Robert Whitney. 

m. John Oakman, b. Dec. 4, 1825; d. May 31, 1847. 

IV. Almira Ooss, b. Dec. 29, 1827; m. Abner Purinton. \ 


T. Willis Jones, b. Feb. 9, 1830; m. Harriet Brown. 

VI. Samuel Edwin, b. June 9, 1832; d. Sept., 1864. 

549. vn. Thomas Henry, b. June 29, 1834. 
vra. Mary Elizabeth, b. May 17, 1836. 

550. EC. Sarah Martha, b. Mch. 9, 1839, 

X. James Albert, b. Dec. 23, 1843; d. 1863. 

402. De-v. Peleg^ Sprague ( Nathaniel, Peleg*, John', 
SamueP, William^), of Bath, Me., ship builder, b. 1774, Duxbury, 
Mass., d. Dec. 18, 1832, ae. 58 yrs., Bath, Me. (Bang. Hist. IMag. 
1891, vi, 167.) - . 


.551. I. PelegT, b. Mch. 18, 1800. 

rr. Mary, b. — ; m. John Blake. 

m. William, b. ; m. Hannah Brown. 

IV. Jane, b. ; m. Charles Clapp. 

V. Seth. . 

vr. Caroline, b. ; m. John Marsters. 

vn. Joseph, b. ; unm. 

vin. Nancy, b. ; m. Charles Clapp. 

n. Harriet, b. ; m. Frank Morse. 

403. Capt. Nathaniel® Sprague (brother to No. 402), of 
3ath, Me., b. May 14, 1777, Duxbury, Mass., d. Dec. 23, 1817, 
in Bath ; m. there Nov. 26, 1800, Susan Kimball, b. Nov. 8, 1776. 
Ipswich, !Mass., d. June 14, 1837, dau. Richard and Susan 
(Ford). He served 18 yrs. in Mass. Militia. 

1813, Apr. 13. Was elected and commissioned Captain of a 
company in a Battalion of Artillery in 1st Brigade, 11th 
Div. of ^lilitia of Mass. 
(Ref. Grace Elkins Hutaff; F- W. Sprague.) 


I. Susanna^, b. Aug. 26, 1801. 

n. Susanna Ford, b. Mch. 5, 1803. 

552. m. Nathaniel Alva, b. Dec. 1, 1804. 

IV. James Harvey, b. Dec. 27, 1806. 

653. v. Charles Little, b. Oct. 7, 1808. 

-554. VI. Julia Kimball, b. June 4, 1810. 

VII. Aaron Kimball, b. Sept. 9, 1812; d. Mch. 3, 1891, ae. 78, 

Maiden, Mass. (V. Rec); m. 1851, Mary McClellan of 
Bath, Me. No issue. 
nn. Elizabeth Jenks, b. Mch. 3, 1814; m. July 17, 1836, Nan- 
tucket, Mass., Daniel W. Jenkins. Cliild: Alzania 


Sprague"* Jenkins; m. Edmond Biglow; res. Kansas City, 
n. Joanna Hawthorne, b. Apr. 11, 1816; d. in Kansas; m. July 
6, 1840, James G. Bunker, son of Gorham; her children 
are all dead (1911). 

404. Chakles' Spr-vgue (James', James*, James^ SamueP, 
WUliam^), of Marshfield, Islass., b. Jan. 13, 1778; m. Feb. 5, 
1801, Lydia Peterson, "Jr.," of Marshfield. 

I. Lydia Barker^, b. Dec. 18, 1801. 

II. Charles, b. Mch. 5, 1803; m. Nov. 6, 1831, Betsey W. Part- 
m. Deliah, b. Jan. 25, 1808. 
IV. Ann D., b. Feb. 11, 1811. 

V. Nathaniel J., b. July 9, 1813; d. May 30, 1851, ae. 37. 
VL Caroline, b. Nov. 21, 1818. 

405. Jame.s« Sprague (brother to No. 404), of ^larshfield, 
Mass., b. :Mch. 21, 1792, d. Apr. 17, 1881, ae. 89 : m. (int. pub. 
Jan. 21, 1822), Abigail Bro^^^l, who d. Oct. 6, 1887, ae. 87, dan. 
Thomas and Sarah^ (Walker). 

I. JamesT, b. Apr. 21, 1825. 
n. Barker, b. May 2, 1828. 

406. Luther' Sprague (Luther', James*, James^ SamueP, 
William^), of jNIarshfield, :^[ass., carpenter, b. May 5, 1792, d. 
Apr. 6, 1842, ae. 50 : ra. June 15, 1815, Lydia Lewis, b. Jan. 26, 
1795, d. July 26, 1848, ae. 55, dau. Bela and Mercy (Lapham). 
(Lapham fam., 1873, 29.) 

(Hist, of Marshfield, Mass., 182.) 


I. Lydia^, b. Sept. 10, 1816; ra. Charles Sampson. 

n. Mary F., b. Mch. 16, 1819; m. Jeremiah Estey. 

in. Betsey T.; m. Zenas Thomas. 

555. rv. Edvrard, b. Jan. 19, 1824. 

V. Rebecca S., b. Jan. 30, 1826; m. "William Hitchcock. 

VI. Susan W., b. May 27, 1828; m. Samuel Stetson. • 
VII. Buelah, b. Nov, 6, 1832; m. .Joseph Joyce.' 


407. Seth F." Sprague (brother to No. 406), of Marsh- 
field, Mass., b. Aug. 16, 1778, d. IMay 3, 1891, ae. 92; in. (1) 
Meh. 6, 1825, Deborah Lincoln Ford, h. Dee. 9, 1800, d. July 5, 
1835; m. (2) Sept. 18, 1836, Jane Ford, b. Apr. 7, 1808, d. Meh. 
11, 1876, dau. of Elisha and Lydia (Turner). 

Capt, Sprague followed the sea from a boy till past forty 
years of age. He was always employed by the TVestons of Dux- 
bury, wealthy ship-owners. His voyages were often into the 
Mediterranean Sea and his vessel was the first to carry the 
American flag into the Black Sea, which was in 1830, on ship 
* ' Smyrna ' '. 

He built and lived in the house in Mai-shfield, now occupied 
by his son Albert. 

I. Seth H.7, b. May 12, 1826, d. Dec. 25, 1854. 
n. Jane Elizabeth, b. Sept. 7, 1828; d. May 13, 1830. 
m. George L., b. May 9, 1839; d. June 10, 1857, in Omaha, Neb. 

556. rv. Albert T., b. June 18, 1843. 

V. Marcus T., b. July 28, 1846; d. Nov. 15, 1849, 

408. Harvey« Sprague (brother to No. 406), of Marsh- 
field, Mass., farmer, b. July 3, 1807, d. Aug. 10, 1888, ae. 81; 
m. Dec. 28, 1830, Lucretia Partridge, b. Meh. 2, 1809, d. Dec. 12, 
1856, dau. John and Betsey (Delano) of Marshfield; m. (2) Dec. 
25, 1864, Susan Maria Packard Hewitt. 

I. Harvey Partridge^, b. Sept. 24, 1832. 

557. 11. Walter Scott, b. Dec. 12, 1835. 

ra. Eliza Tilden, b. Nov. 17, 1837; m. Martin Kent. 

IV. Edgar Eussell, b. Apr. 25, 1839; m. Ann Eedfern. 

V, Lucretia Partridge, b. Feb. 20, 1841. 

VI. Emma Everette, b. Sept. 6, 1852. 

vn. Isabell Drew, b. Aug. 31, 1856. 

409. Nathan® Sprague (Gideon', Jonathan*, Jonathan^, 
Jonathan-, William^), of Cumberland, R. I., b. June 5, 1785 
(Cumb. R€c. 2, 104), d. Aug. 25, 1864. ae. 77 (Cuinb. Insc.) ; m. 
Meh. 13, 1818 (Rec. 2, 25), Phebe Collins. 

I. Eliza7^ b. in Cumberland (Eec. 2: 133), May 3, 1809; m, 
William Whipple, Jr., Dee. 29, 1831. 


410. William" Sprague (brother to No. 409), of Cumber- 
land, R. I., b. there Oct. 11, 1795, d. Sept- 29, 1872, ae. 77 (Cumb. 
Cemetery Insc.) ; ra. Feb. 9, 1815 (Cumb. Rec. 2-45), Polly or 
Mary Ann Joslin, dau. of Stephen. She d. Aug. 14, 1875, ae. 
71. (Cumb. Cemetery Insc.) 

I. Mary Ann^, b. Apr. 15, 1815; m. Apr. 27, 1846, Harris 

n. Sarah, b. June 27, 1816. 

III. Amey, b. Nov. 19, 1817. 

IV. William Cullen, b. Jar. 29, 1819; m. Apr. 18, 1850, Anna 

M, "Wilcox. 

V. Elmira, b. Nov. 15, 1820. 

411. THOiiAS® Sprague (Hezekiah-"', Hezekiah*, Jonathan^ 
Jonathan^, WilliamV). b. Juno 28, 1773; m. Feb. 27, 1794. 
Johnston, R. I., Dinah Fennor, b. Nov. 9, 1772, d. Nov. 26, 183-3, 

dau. of Edward. 

I. Joseph', b. Dec. 1794; d. Feb. 22, 1796. 
n. John, b. Jan. 9, 1799; drowned Nov. 26, 1835. 
in. Edward Fenner, b. Sept. 14, 1802; d. 1802. 
IV. Sarah Fenner, b. July 8, 1805; d. Oct. 13, 1866. 
V. Thomas, b. Aug. 3, 1808; d. 1815. 

VI. Lydia, b. Apr. 9, 1810; d. Mch 8, 1873. 
vn. Ed. Hezekiah, b. Feb. 14, 1812. 

412. Jonathan" Sprague (brother to No. 411), of Chau- 
tauqua Co., N. Y., on about 600 acres of land ; b- July 4, 1776, 
Smithfield, R. I., d. Aug. 22, 1857, at res. of son Philander, near 
the old homestead, 3 mi. west from Fredonia, N. Y. ; m. (1) 
Dec. 4, 1810, at Hardwick, N. Y., Susan Dewey, b. Mch. 31. 
1790, Lebanon, Conn., d. Au^. 18, 1836, ae. 46, dau. Eliphalet 
and Susannah (Williams) Dewey; m. (2) Feb. 1837, Harriet, 
half sister to first wife, dau. Eliphalet and Rachel Ann (Hyde). 
She was b. 1798, d. Dec. 25, 1842, ae. 44. 

He resided in Providence until 24 yrs. of age, from which 
time he "followed the seas" in the "West India trade for about 
7 years. The latter part of the time he was master of a vessel. 

In 1810 he settled in Chautauqua Co., N. Y., and in 1815 was 
appointed Sheriff of that county, which office he held two years. 

(Ref. Hist. Chat. Co., N. Y., 491; Williams Gen. 1887.) 


(9 by first wife, 1 bv second wife). 
I. Pattys b. Apr. 17, 1813; d. Mch. 11, 1822, Fredonia. 
n. Euth, b. Aug. 28, 1815; m. William Praetor Mellen, Jan. 8, 

m. Thomas, b. May 22, 1818; d. Apr. 7, 1838, Fredonia. 
458. IV. Philander, b. July 17, 1820. 

V. Sarah, b. June 21, 1822; d. May 9, 1844, Fredonia. 

VI. Susan, b. Mch. 20, 1825; m. Edward Fenner Douglas, Sept. 

12, 1844. 
vn. Harriet, b. Nov. 24, 1827; m. (1) Judge Benjamin F. Green 

of Fredonia; m. (2) James J. Humason of Fredonia. 
vm. Jonathan, Jr., b. Sept. 8, 1831; d. Feb. 28, 1835, Fredonia. 
IX. Franklin, b. Aug. 2, 1835; d. Jan. 27, 1836. 
X. Mary, m. Rev. Dr. Edward E. Wells of Red Wing, Minn., 
afterwards Bishop of Wis., res. (1875) Milwaukee. She 
d. Oct. 12, 1874, at Red Wing. 

XI. Margaret, d. before 1849. 


413. Joseph" Sprague (Joseph', Hezekiah*, Jonathan', 
Jonathan^ William^), b. Aug- 27, 1771, Smithfield, R. I., d. 
Apr. 1837, 'Wooster, O., at home of his son Lindol; m. Jan. 14, 
1796, prob. at Pomfret, Conn., Mary Aplin, b. Aug. 1778, d. 1850. 
He was a farmer in Otsego Co., N. Y., and afterwards traveled 
for his brothers in the paper business. 


LindoH, b. Oct. 12, 1798. 

Hezekiah S., b. Dec. 8, 1818; d. Nov. 25, 1886, Newark O. 
M. (1) Matilda Townsend, who d. 1831; m. (2) Elizabeth 
A. Moore, who d. Aug. 20, 1871, at Newark. 

John Aplin, b. Apr. 3, 1803. 

Daniel Nash, b. Jan. 31, 1805. 

Rachel Ann, b. , 1807. 

VI. Mary Day, b. , 1809; d. 1816. 

vn. Emeline Beebe, b. Apr. 8, 1814; m. Sept. 1834, Resin B. 
Stibbs at Wooster, O. She d. there in 1890. 
562. vm. Henry Day, b. Feb. 11, 1817. 

414. Benjamin' Sprague (brother to No. 413), of Chau- 
tauqua Co., N. Y., b. Apr. 3, 1778, prob. Cumberland or Smith- 
field, R. I., d. Jan. 3, 1858, near Fredonia, N. Y. ; m. Dec. 25. 
1799, in Otsego Co., N. Y., Sarah* Buckingham, b. Feb. 4, 1780, 
Nine Partners, N. Y., d. May 22, 1852, near Fredonia, dau. of 










■ Ebenezer' (Stephen*, DanieP, Rev. Thomas-, Thomas^) and 
Esther (Bradley). Ebenezer' Buckingham served as private in 
Col. Jacobus Van Schoonoven's Regt. (12th Albany Co. Militia.) 
Mr. Sprague was first in the paper-making business with 
his brothers AVilliam, Joseph and James at Fly Creek, Otsego 
Co., N. Y., then emigrated to Chautauqua Co. Carpenter and 
joiner, also a farmer. His obituary notice states, "He was an 
industrious, upright man, and a useful member of society." 
(Ref. Buckingham Gen. 1892, James Buckingham, 29.) 


(First child b. at Cooperstown, N. Y.; second at Northeast, N. Y.; 

third at Athens, O.; fourth at Putnam, O.; 

the rest in Chautauqua Co.) 

I. EbenezerT, b. Dec. 4, 1800; m. May, 1831, Harriet Darling. 

n. Aurilla J., b. Jan. 12, 1805; m. Apr. 11, 1824, Dr. Orrin Ford. 

in. Ann, b. July 25, 1807; m. Apr. 12, 1830, Edward Augustus 

Vf. Julia Ann, b. Jan. 31, 1809; m. Apr. 17, 1827, Lucius 
• V. Joseph Jilson, b. May 4, 1811; m. Dec. 3, 1839, Phebe 
VI. Benjamin, b. May 7, 1813; m. (1) Feb. 13, 1838, Abigail 
M. Jackson, who died Dee. 30, 1855, at Du Quoin, HI.; 
m. (2) Dec. 11, 1856, Jane Hunt. He d. Dec. 22, 1879, 
at Colorado Springs. No issue. 
vn. Sarah, b. Apr. 1, 1815; m. Mar. 28, 1838, Hiram Hinckley. 
vm. James R, b. Sept. 26, 1817; m. (1) Dec. 1, 1839, Angeline 
Green; m. (2) July 9. 1853, Emmeline Goff; m. (3) July 
9, 1876, Olivia Day. 
rx. Alvah J., b. Oct. 5, 1822; m. Apr. 2, 1844, Mary E. Branch. 
X. Olive, b. Sept. 27, 1824; m. Feb. 2, 1842, Joseph H. Burges. 
Their descendants may be found in the Buckingham gen. 

415. James' Sprague (brother to No. 413), b. June 7, 
1780, R. I.; m. Electa McCulloch. Removed with his father's 
family to Otsego Co., N. Y., about 1793 ; was in the paper mfg. 
business at Fly Creek, N. Y., and afterwards removed to Chau- 
tauqua Co., N. Y., and died there on a farm. 

563. L Ephraim Skinner^. 

(Perhaps others also). 


416. Jonathan'' Spr^vgue (Elias\ Nehemiah*, William', 
Jonathan^ TVilliam^), b. Dec. 9, 1765, in Smithfield, R. I., d. Oct. 
29, 1815, in Thompson, Conn.; m. (1) May 12, 1785, in Smith- 
field, Patience Pixley (Pidgesley), b. Nov. 7, 1765, d. Dec. 14, 
1801, dau. of Robert Pidgesley, of New Grafton, Mass.: m. (2) 
Kezi'a Torrey, of Sutton, INIass., b. Apr. 19, 1770, d. iMay 10, 
1844, in Douglas, Mass. He had 97 grandchildren. 

(Ref. Sprague fam. 1905, A. B. R. Sprague, 21.) 


(Ten by wife Patience and four bv wife Kezia.) 
I. SarahT, b. Dec. 5, 1785. 
n. Nehemiah, b. June 17, 1787. 
m. Mercy, b. Jan. 17, 1789. 
IV. Federal Constitution, b. Oct. 16, 1790. 
V. Amy, b. Oct. 14, 1792. 
VI. Daniel, b. Aug. 4, 1797. 
vn. Preserved, b. Apr. 4, 1796; d. young. 

vra. Lee, b. Feb. 7, 1798. in Douglas. His son, Gen. Augustus 
B. R. Sprague (dec'd), of Worcester, Mass., has published 
in a 49-page pamphlet the genealogy of this branch of 
the family. 
DC. Patience, b. Mch. 1, 1800. 
X. Jonathan, Jr., b. Oct. 6, 1801; father of Col. Homer Baxters 
Sprague, of Newton, Mass., who is a well known edu- 
cator, writer and lecturer, and the author of many books. 
XI. Almira, b. May 4, 1803. 
xn. Philinda, b. June 30. 1805. 
xrn. Ellas, b. Mch. 27, 1807. 
XIV. Emeline. 

417. Benjamin" Spragtte (brother to No. 416), b. Apr. 
10, 1771; m. June 7, 1792, Douglas, Mass., :\rolly (or Mary) 
Cook. After the birth of his third child, he removed to Shafts- 
bury, Vt., and in 1827 to North* Boston, Erie Co., N. Y. Here 
he purchased a farm adjoining the one owned by his brother 
Elias. He had an iron foundry; was interested in medicinal 
plants; Quaker. 


I. Scilinda-, b. Dee. 21. 1792. 
n. Phila G., b. Mch. 21, 1796; m. Ira Oatman. 
in. Welcome (son), b. Feb. 7, 1798; d. in infancy. 



Benjamin, b. Mch. 1805. 


Parris A. b. May 6, 1807. 


Lydia, m. William Kew. 


Elvira, ra. Reuben Edmonds. 




Eliza, b. June 17, 1818. 



Orsemus, m. Matilda Payson. 


418. Preserved^ Sprague (brother to No. 416), b. Oct. 17, 
1777, Smithfield, R. I., d. Dec. 18, 1848, Lynn, Mass. ; m. 1796, 
at Smithfield, Joanna® Trask, b. Nov. 1776, Mendon, jNIass., d. 
Sept. 18, 1848, at Lynn, dau. of Jonathan' Trask (Nicholas*, 
Nicholas^ John-, Capt. William^) and Lydia (CuUom). 

(All but two born at Lynn.) 
I. LydiaT, b. at Hawley, Mass., Dec, 27, 1802. 
n. Maria, b. at Douglas, May 31, 1807. 
m. Tammy Frye, b. at Lynn, Oct. 10, 1809. 

IV. Amey Bassett, b. May 3, 1812; m. John H. M. Nourse. 

564. V. William, b. Aug. 24, 1814. 

VI. Elijah, b. Jan. 20, 1817; m. Lucy Marsh of Sunderland. Had 
Eugene B., b. Feb. 26, 1848. 

565. VII. Benjamin, b. Aug. 2, 1819. 

Vin. Mary Augusta, b. Mch. 25, 1822; m. George W. Badger, of 
Boston, May 10, 1847. 
IX. George Hewey, b. Dec. 7, 1824. 

Also two others who d. in infancy. 

419. William" Spragije (Elias', Nehemiah*. William^ 
Jonathan^, William^), of Hawley, Mass., b. June 3, 1782. d. 

; m. ]\ray 25, 1803, Sutton, Mass., Rhoda Hewitt. He 

was a house builder and carpenter. 

(Ref. Hist. Hawley, 1887, Atkins, 62 ; also William* Spra^e 
of Milford, iVIass.) 


(Except I and n, born in Hawley.) 

566. I. EliT. 

n. Brooksey (dau.), b. June 23, 1807, Auburn, Mass. 

III. Lovina, b. Sept. 20, 1808; m. Anthony^ Sears, May 4, 1828. 

567. TV. William, b. Sept. 14, 1809. 

V. Rhoda, b. Sept. 5, 1811. 

VI. Rosamond, b. Sept. 29, 1812; m. Benjamin Bnffum. 


420. Zervlvh^ Sprague (Elijall^ Joshua*, William% 

Jonathan^ William^), b. 1786, Adams, IMass., d. Jan. 23, 1852, 

Coal Run, O. ; m. David Ross, b. 1776, d. Oct. 6, 1826, at Coal 

Run. Mr. Ross came to 0. from ]\Iass. and was one of the early 

settlers in Washington Co. Cooper by trade, also a successful 

school teacher. 


1. Jonathan^ Ross, b. ; m. (1) ; m. (2) Mrs. Phebe 

6. (Btowb) Sprague. 

2. Narcissus Ross, b. July 5, 1803; d. Nov. 1881; m. Alfred Hall, b. 
Feb. 4, 1802; d. Nov. 28, 1878. Ees. Adams Tp., Washington Co., O. 


1. Alonzos Hall, b. 1828; m. Mary E. Wilson, 

2. Alfred Hall, b. ; d. abt. 1905 at Coal Run; m. Lovina 



1. Lincoln» Hall, b. abt. 1861; m. Deborah Cole. 

2. Wallace Hall, b. abt. 1863; m. Mary Drake. One of their 
daughters, Ednaio Hall, m. Frank, son of Peter Pender- 
grass, and res. at Chauncey, O. They have: Fay A.M, 
Dorothy A. and Frank J. Pendergrass. 

3. David Hall, b. Jan. 14, 1866; m. Jane Matthews; res. 
Chauncey. They have: MabeUo, Mary, Lillian, Virginia, 
Russell, Beatrice and Alfred Hall. 

4. Sarah Tillie Hall, b. ; m. Charles Steward. 

5. Henry Hall, d. ae. 16. 

3. Matilda Hall, b. 1826; m. John B. Mackey. 

4. Malissa, b. 1828; m. Phineas H. Yates. 

5. Sarah; m. William S. Keever. 

6. Eliza; m. Henry Blackamore. 

7. David; m. in Calif; killed by Indians on his way to Ore. 

8. Sophia; m. Manly W. Mason, 

9. Susannah. 

10. Rebecca. 

11. John, b. ; d. young. 

3. George^ Ross. 

4. Sarah Ross. 

5. Henry O. W. Ross, b. Oet. 23, 1817. Coal Run, O., d. there Apr. 
25, 1893; m. Aug. 4, 1846, Henrietta Jane Newton, dau. of Thomas 
and Jane ( ) Newton, both of Maryland. 


1. Perley Bs. Ross, b. Sept. 29, 1848, 

2. Jackson T., b. July 31, 1850; a hardware merchant, Thomas* 


3. David B., b. Aug. 3, 1852; m. Anna Elizabeth Dunn. 

4. A son, b. Mch. 2, 1854; d. young. 

5. Elphra M., b. June 12, 1856; m. James W. Mitchell; res. 
Coal Ban. 

6. Cecilia V., b. Aug. 9, 1854; d. Dec. 9, 1862. 

421. George" Sprague (brother to No. 420), b. in : 
m, Aug. 25, 1813, in Adams Tp., Washington Co., O., Jane 
Mason, b. 1792, d. Feb. 22, 1827, at Coal Run, 0., dau. of William 
and Rebecca (Sharp) Mason; m. (2) July 21, 1831, Washing- 
ton Co., 0. , Lydia Hunter. 

CHILDREN (first marriage). 
1. JohnT. 
n. Avis. 

m. Electa, b. ; m. Brooker, and removed to 


422. Sarah" Sprague (William^ Joshua*, William*, 
Jonathan^, William^), b. at Waterford, 0.: m. Dec 17, 1807, 
Charles Thomas, b. July 16, 1786, d. Aug. 28, 1820, in Adams 
Tp., Washington Co., 0. 


1. John EtickT Thomas, b. Mch. 31, 1810; m. Hannah G. Sprague. 

2. David Norton Thomas, b. May 5, 1812; d. Jan. 20, 1885, at Zaieski, 

O.; m. Elizabeth Cosgrove, who d. .July 16, 1876, at Zaieski. 

3. Charles Thomas. 

4. Timothy Thomas. 

5. Sophia Thomas, b. 1814; d. Mch. 22, 1815. 

6. Ruby Thomas, b. ; m. John Henry. 

7. Mariah Thomas, b. ; m. (1) John McDeed; m. (2) William 


8. William S. Thomas, b. Apr. 6, 1820, Coal Eun, O. 

423. Ri^y" Sprague (sister to No. 422), b. Jan. 16, 1795. 
Waterford, 0., d. Nov. 24, 1864, Coal Run, Ohio: m. Jan. 10, 
1822, at Coal Run. Siiueon ^lanchestor* Devol, b. Jan. 14, 1800. 
there, d. Oct. 10, 1876, .son of Alien"' and Ruth (Bennett) Devol. 
(See note 11.) 

Simeon Devol was a farmer, Coal Run, O. 



1. Emaline^ Devol, b. Oct. 16, 1822; m. John C. Farnsworth. 

2. Silas B. Devol, b. Nov. 19, 1823; d. Apr. 16, 1826. 

3. Ruth B, Devol, b. Sept. 29, 1825; m. (1) Peirson Jaquett. He d. 

Aug. 10, 1865, in his 46th year; m. (2) Abram Gorrell. Thej 
lived near Coal Run. 

4. Lucena S. Devol, b. May 18, 1827; m. (1) Benjamin O. Sprague; m. 

(2) William Howell. 

5. Rhoda Devol, b. Apr. 2, 1829; d. July 13, 1865. 

6. Simeon M. Devol, b. July 10, 1831; d. July 7, 1854. 

7. William A. Devol, b. Feb. 23, 1834, Coal Run; m. Sept. 25, 1859, 

Catherine Angle, b. June 3, 1840, Watertown, O., dau. of Peter 
and Mary C. (Perkins) Angle. Farmer. Res. Anson Sprague 
farm near Coal Run (1902). 


1. Eva E.8 Devol, b. Aug. 2, 1860; m. Russell A. Humioton. 

2. Roscoe G. Devol, b.Oct. 19, 1864; m. Carrie Hagerman. 

3. Howell S. Devol, b. Dec. 17, 1868; Res. Coal Run. 

8. Experience^ Devol, b. Jan. 26, 1836; d. Mch. 11, 1841. 

9. Elizabeth B. Devol, b. Dec. 30, 1837; m. Marshall Coflfey. 
10. Adelia Devol, b. May 5, 1840; m. Irwin Hall. 

424. Lucena^ Sprague (sister to No. 422) , b. Jan. 21, 1798, 
Waterford, 0., d. Feb. 9, 1871, in Flora Tp., Boone Co., 111.; 
m. Feb. 26, 1816, Waterford, 0., William Roach, b. Nov. 10. 
1784, at Alexandria, Va., d. May 11, 1847, Washington Co., 0.. 
son of William and Amelia (Morris) Roach. (See note 12.) 

Note 11. — Jonathan Devol m. Priscilla ; lived at Triverton, 

R. I. One of their children was: 

Daniels Devol, b. Jan. 9, 1747-8, at Triverton; d. ; m. Jan. 

10, 1768, Elizabeth Jennings. One of their sons was: 

Allen3 Devol, b. Sept. 12, 1768, at Providence, R. I. Emigrated to 
Marietta with the Ohio Co., May 7, 1789. Stationed at Waterford Garri- 
son through Indian troubles of 1791; d. June 4, 1845, Coal Run; m. 
Ruth Bennett, b. Oct. 20, 1774, Triverton, dau. of John and Susannah 

(- ) Bennett. (John was the son of Robert Bennett.) Two of 

their children were: 

Lucinda* Devol, m. Anthony Wayne Sprague. No. 447. 

Simeon M. Devol, m. Ruby Sprague. 

Note 12. — William Roach was born at Leesburg, Va.; owned a 
plantation at Alexandria, Va., and was one of the pioneers of Adams 
Tp., Washington Co., O. He d. Mch. 7, 1818, in his 87th year. His 



Mr. Roach was a farmer. He was killed by the falling of a 
tree, May 11, 1847. His family removed to Illinois in Sept. 1864. 


1. BosillaT Eoach, b. Mch. 12, 1817, near Beverly, O.; d. Nov. 29, 1874, 

Flora, 111.; m. Mch. 3, 1842, in Jackson Tp., Noble Co., O., 
James Taylor, b. Oct. 9, 1810, in England; d. July 20, 1893, 
Flora, son of Thomas and Margaret (Nevel) Taylor. James 
Taylor was a farmer; res. Flora, Boone Co., HI. 


1. Harriets Taylor, b. Jan. 30, 1843; d. Aug. 22, 1889; m. Wm. Lee, 

2. "Willard Taylor, b. Aug 19, 1845; d. Nov. 6, 1849, 

3. Hnlda Taylor, b. Sept. 7, 1846; m. Daniel Cronk. 

4. Hannah Taylor, b. Dec. 16, 1848; m. Hosea Mason. 

5. Bula Taylor, b. Oct. 9, 1851; d. Aug. 20, 1854. 

6. Julia Taylor, b. Oct. 9, 1851; m. Silas Shirley. 

7. Walter S. Taylor, b. Nov. 19, 1853; m. Elizabeth Craig. 

8. Irena Taylor, b. Apr. 25, 1855; d. Jan., 1864. 

9. Charles E. Taylor, b. Apr. 11, 1857; m. Ida Clinite. 

10. Elvyn T. Taylor, b. Feb. 19, 1859; d. Feb. 16, 1873. 

11. Lillie B. Taylor, b. Feb. 28, 1862; d. Oct. 26, 1890; m. Charles 


2. Hamilton^ Eoach, b. Nov. 10, 1819, near Beverly, 0.; d. Mch. 10, 

1896, at Kirkland, 111.; m. Margaret Boon, b. , d. , 

dau. of Samuel Boon, of Olive Green, O. Hamilton Eoach waa 
a farmer and lived at Kirkland, HI. 


1. Melissas Eoach, b. ; m. William Gilbert. 

2. Lucena Eoach, b. ; m. Steven Wainwright. 

3. Curtis Eoach. 

4. William Eoach, b. ; m. Ella Witter. 

5. Elizabeth Eoach. b. ; m. Alexander Moore. 

3. John Miles7 Roach, b. Mch. 27, 1822, near Beverly, O.; d. Mch. 30, 

1864, Cherry Valley, HI.; m. Mch. 6, 1845, in Noble Co., O., 
Sarah A. Mackey, b. July 9, 1828, in Washington Co., Pa., dau. 
of Hugh and Eleanor (Brown) Mackey. (Eleanor was the dau. 

of John and Nancy ( ) Brown, of Dengal, Ireland.) 

John Eoach removed from Jackson Tp., Noble Co., O., to 
Cherry Valley, HI., in 1863. He had long been a thrifty mer- 

wife, Amelia (Morris) Eoach, d. Mch. 23, 1816, in her 65th year. Two 
of their children were: 

Daniel, b. Oct. 18, 1792; m. Amy Sprague. No. 460. 

William, b. Nov. 10, 1794; m. Lucena Sprague. 




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chant and wool grower in Ohio. Mrs. Koach res. (1912) Belvi 
dere, 111. 


1. Parley B.« Roach, b. Jan. 2, 1846, in Noble Co., O.; m. Oct. 9, 

1867, Flora, III., Sarah Banks, b. July 10, 1843, in Piscata- 
queis Co., Me., d. Meh. 27, 1875, dau. of Alfred and Sarah 
(Poster) Banks. Parley Roach is a farmer of Kirkland, 111. 


1. John Alfred^ Roach, b. Jan. 30, 1869; m. Minnie Nashold. 

2. Anna Roach, b. July 16, 1871; m. John Moorehead. 

3. Charles Roach, b. July 16, 1871. 

4. Clarence Roach, b. Sept. 15, 1872. 

5. Ida Sarah Roach, b. Sept. 27, 1874. 

2. Freeman P.s Roach, b. Aug. 19, 1847; d. Sept. 3, 1904, Chicago, 

HI.; m. Dec. 25, 1875, Aminoxa, la., Ella ( ) Rhodes. 

Mr. Roach resd. Useppa Island, Lee Co., Florida; superin- 
tendent and manager of a large grape fruit farm. 

3. John M.8 Roach, b. Jan. 30, 1849, in Noble Co., O.; m. July 4, 

1871, Belvidere, 111., Katie E. Lyons, b. June 1, 1846, Madi- 
son, N. Y., dau. of Garret and Almina (Priest) Lyons. 

Mr. Roach received his education in the public schools 
of Ohio and Illinois. His young manhood was spent in the 
Dakotas, Idaho, Montana and the far "West, where he was 
engaged in newspaper work and mining. Still unsatisfied 
with the outlook he turned eastward and made his way to 
Chicago in 1872 — the commencement of a reformatory 
period in that city succeeding the ravages of the fire in 
which originated the careers of many of the strongest 
Chicago men of present middle age. He took the first living 
position which offered, that of a horse-car conductor, but six 
months of this occupation brought him advancement to 
a cashiership with the company, the North Chicago Street 
Railway. In 1879 he was made Purchasing Agent, Assist- 
ant Superintendent in 1887 and General Superintendent 
in 1890. Three years later the management promoted him 
to ^he position of Second Vice-President and General Man- 
ager of the Company. In 1897 he was elected Vice-Presi- 
dent and General Manager of the West Chicago Street 
Railway Company, and the same year President of the 
Cicero & Proviso Street Railway Company. In 1899, with 
the consolidation of the north and west side lines, Mr. 
Roach was chosen to the vice-presidency of the Chicago 
Union Traction Company and in 1901 was made President. 
He has been President of the Chicago Union Traction Com- 
pany, and its successor, the Chicago Railways Company, 


since 1901, so that outside of the elevated roads, Mr. Roach 
now is the most powerful leader of local transportation in 

Mr. Roach has been President of the American Elec- 
tric Railway Association and was chosen as the delegate 
of the street railways of the United States to the Paris 
Exposition but had to decline the honor because of the 
press of his official duties. 

He is widely identified with the club life of Chicago 
and vicinity and is a member of the Union League, New 
Illinois Athletic, Union, Marquette, Illinois, Hamilton, 
Chicago Golf and Exmoor Country Clubs, and Press Club 
of Chicago. He is a member of the Art Institute and of 
Medinah Temple, A. A. O. N. M. S. 


I. Frederick Lyono Roach, b. Dec. 29, 1874; m. Mary M'Gee. 

I. John Millardio Roach. 

4. Lucy E.8 Roach, b. May 21, 1851, Noble Co., O.; d. Nov. 2, 1830, 

Belvidere, HI.; m. Nov. 17, 1871, Kirkland, 111., Leonard 
Irish. He resided at Kingston. 


1. Nora Belle» Irish, b. ; m. Frank Dutcher. 

2. Florence Irish, b. ; m. Augustus Feebrantz. 

3. Wilbur Irish. 

5. Eliza M.8 Roach, b. Mch. 2, 1853, in Noble Co., O.; m. Jan. 19, 

1872, in DeKalb Co., III., Charles T. Spackman, b. Dec. 28, 
1842, Byron, HI., son of William and Mary Anne (Smith) 
Spackman. Charles is a lawyer, Belvidere, HI. 


1. Charles9 Spackman, b. Nov. 19, 1872; d. Mch. 2, . 

2. Harrietta Spackman, b. Jan. 16, 1874; m. Stephen Schenck. 

3. Emma Spackman, b. Mar. 31, 1875; m. Elmer Simpson. 

4. Bessie Spackman, b. Aug. 3, 1876; m. Isaac Melzer. 

5. Frank Spackman, b. Nov. 29, 1877; m. Julia StowelL 

6. William Spackman, b. Dec. 28, 1879. 

7. Vina Spackman, b. Mch. 18, 1881; m. Paul Shultz. 

8. Daisy Spackman, b. June 9, 1884. 

9. Grace Spackman, b. June 9, 1886. 

10. John Spackman, h. Nov. 9, 1S89. 

11. Eunice Spackman, b. Nov. 24, 1896. 

6. Albert H.s RoMch, b. Dec. 22, 1857; m. May 28, 1910, Mrs. Su- 

sanna Fawcett of Drayton, N. D. 


7. Bosilla T. Roach, b. Mch. 1, 1859, in Noble Co., O.; d. May 28, 

1893, Chicago; m. May 3, 1882, Belvidere, George K. Tillot- 
son, b. Feb. 12, 1849, Madison, Wis., son of Joseph and 
Alice (Wait) Tillotson. George is a physician, Chicago, 111. 

8, Emily D. Roach, b. Mch. 1, 1863, in Noble Co., O.; m. Dec. 4, 

1878, Belvidere, 111., Charles B. Sweet, b. May 6, 1857, 

Lena, HI., son of Benjamin and Sarah (Hazilton) Sweet. 

Mr. Sweet is a jeweler, Belvidere, 111. 

4. Silas BJ Roach, b. Feb. 27, 1832, near Lowell, Ohio; m. Mch. 5, 

1852, near Lowell, to Elizabeth Taylor, b. Oct. 10, 1829, Keith, 

O., dan. of Thomas and Eleanor ( ) Taylor. Silas 

Boach is a farmer, Fairdale, 111. 


Henriettas Roach, b. Oct. 20, 1852; m. Warren Gilchrist. 

425. Ltdia® Sprague (James"', Joshua*, William', Jo- 
nathan-, "William^), b. in Conn., d. at Otsego, 0.; m. in Pa., 
George Bainter, farmer. The3^ came to Ohio about 1795 and 
settled near Zanesville. George- was the oldest child of Godfrey^ 
Bainter, •who emigrated from Germany to Pa. about 17-50. 
Grodfrey had nine sons and three daughters, all born in Pa. 
The family came to Ohio in ISOl, and settled in Muskingum Co. 
Godfrey died in 1804, his wife in 1815. George m. a second 
time; d. 1849, at Otsego. 


1. John S.7 Bainter, b. Aug, 12, 1797. 

2. Elice Bainter, b. Oct. 23, 1799. 

3. James Bainter, b. Sept. 17, 1804; d. abt. 1826. He had a son Bron- 

son Bainter, who d. 1907, in Columbus, O., ae. 81. 

4. Anson Bainter, b, Oct. 8, 1806. 

5. Calvery Bainter, b. Sept. 20, 1808. 

6. Belinda Bainter, b. Apr. 5, 1814. 

7. Lydia Cornelia, b. Sept. 15, 1816; m. Holcomb. She d. Apr. 

12, 1886. A son, Garry Holcomb, is a farmer of Zearing, la. 

426. AxsoN*^ Sprague (brother to Xo. 425), b. Oct. 3, 17S1. 
Adams, Berkshire Co., INIass.. d. July 9, 1856, Truro, Franklin 
Co., 0.; m. 1806, Waterford. Washington Co., 0., Susanna 
Sprague (fam. 332), b. Apr. 2, 1793, Waterford, d. Dec. 9. 
1857, in Illinois. 

Anson Sprague came from Conn, to the Waterford garrison 
(Fort Frye), Washington Co., Ohio, during the Indian war. 


about 1795. He later bought a farm on the west side of the 
Muskingum river, in Adams Tp., opposite the present village 
of Coal Run. Part of the frame duelling erected by him is 
still in use, being occupied by William Devol, his wife's nephew, 
who at present (1905) owns the farm. 

Probably the only pul)lic office he ever held was that of 
Justice of the Peace, while in Washington County. 

He sold his property and removed with his family to a 
farm in Truro Tp., Franklin Co., 0., in the fall of 1832, having 
erected a frame dwelling during the summer of that year. The 
farm lies in the Refugee tract, and on the west side of the farm 
oh which his uncle Frederick had settled twelve years before. 
The land was heavily timbered, fertile, and quite level, with the 
exception of a rise of about fifty feet on tlio north end of the 
farm. This hill was selected as a building site. The house was 
constructed mainly of walnut lumber and has been occupied by 
four generations of his descendants. 

Anson's early educational advantages were limited, being 
co nfin ed to the common schools of New England until the age of 
fourteen when he was thrown upon his own resources. He 
became a much respected citizen, though not a man who cared 
for public position, his interest being in his home and family. 
He was a zealous Christian and a member of the Church of 
Christ, and to this church most of his descendants adhere. The 
old family Bible, though well preserved, presents abundant evi- 
dence of use. He was of small stature, of a kindly and energetic 
disposition, and provided an ample accumulation for his old age. 


William Ralph", b. May 14, 1807. 
Mary Spooner, b. Oct. 14, 1808. 
Marinda R., b. Mch. 4, 1811, 
Washington A., b. Oct. 29, 1813. 
Malissa M., b. July 3, 1815. 
WilliDgton Page, b. June 3, 1819. 
vn. Anson, b. Dec. 7, 1821. 
VIII. Delight Buck, b. Nov. 21, 1824. 
IX. Delemere Montravillo, b. June 10, 1828; d. Oct. 4, 1828. 
576. X. Romulus Couie, b. June 10, 1828. 


















427. Phebe" Sprague (sister to No. 425), b. Feb. 25, 1788, 
d. Apr. 27, 1860, near Middleport, 0. ; m. Nov. 3, 1810, Putnam, 
O., George ]\Ielzer Nye, b. Mar. 11, 1785, Warren, Conn., d. Nov. 
7, 1873, at his farm near ]\riddleport. (Note 13.) 

L Ebenezer' Nye, b. 1811; d. aged 11 mo. 

2. Mary D. Nye, b. Mch. 31, 1813. 

3. Margretta L. Nye, b. Sept. 1, 1815; m. Dec. 18, 1836, Stephen Titus; 

res. (1902) near Middleport. 


1. Samuels Titus, b. Nov. 17, 1837. 

2. Phebe Titus, b. Apr. 26, 1841. 

3. Margaret Titus, b. Dec. 6. 1842; d. Jan. 2, 1902. 

4. George Titus, b. Mch. 8, 1848. 

4. Sarah CJ Nye, b. Dec. 13, 1817; d. Oct. 8, 1803; m. Oct. 19, 1843, 

near Middleport, O., Louis P. Maguet, b. Sept. 22, 1812, at Galli- 
polis, son of Anthony Rene Maguet, b. 1778, Paris, France, and 
Adelaide (Le Clerc) Maguet, of Havre de Grace, France. He 
was a druggist. 

Note 13. — Benjamini Nye (son of Thomas, Jr., and Agnes Nye), b. 
May 4, 1620, Bidlenden, Kent, Eng.; came in the Abigail, 1635; m. Oct. 
19, 1640, Sandwich, Mass., Katherine, dan. of Rev. Thomas Tupper. One 
of their sons was: 

Calebs Nye, who d. in 1704; he m. Elizabeth, dau. of John "Wood. 
One of their children was: 

John3 Nye, who d. abt. 1725; he m. Oct. 25, 1710, Sarah Cooke of 
Kingston, R. I., and resided there. (Ref, Nye Fam., 1907, D. F. Nye, 
27, 41, 81.) One of their sons was: 

George* Nye, farmer, b. Jan. 7, 1717, in R. L; d, 1780; resided in 
Tolland, Conn.; served in French and Indian War in 1756; m. Thankful 
Hinckley, b. Dec. 2, 1723, d. 1802, dau of Ichabod. One of their sons was: 

Ebenezers Nye, b. Oct. 21, 1750, in Tolland; d. Oct. 29, 1823, at 
Rainbow (now Barnesville), Ohio. He m. Mch., 1776, Desire Sawyer, 
b. May 6, 1751 or 1757, Litchfield, Conn., d. Oct. 7, 1800, at Rainbow. 
He removed early in 1790 from Warren, Conn., to Marietta, O., and 
resided in the garrison five years, occupying the southeast blockhouse 
in -Campus Martius. He then settled on a farm nine miles up the Mus- 
kingum River. He served in the Revolutionary war in the Co. of Capt. 
Bulkeley and others. At the battle of Bunker Hill a bullet passed 
through his hat but inflicted no wound. His army musket was until 
recently in the possession of his descendants at Chauncey, O. One of 
his sons was: 

George Melzer* Nye, who m. Phebe* Sprague. 


L Emma C.^ Magnet, b. Nov. 2, 1844; d. Dec. 23, 1858. 

2. Melzer Nye Maguct, b. July 19, 1846, at Gallipolia; m. De€. 28, 

1874, Emma Lanning; res. Portsmouth, O. 


1. William L.9 Maguet, b. Sept. 30, 1875. 

2. Silas S. Maguet, b. Oct. 26, 1876. 

3. Constance A. Maguet, b. Aug. 29, 1878. 

4. Grace F. Maguet, b. Jan. 12, 1882. 

5. Nellie W. Maguet, b. Feb. 9, 1883. 

6. Jessie A. Maguet, b. Sept. 17, 1886. 

7. Donald Maguet, b. Apr. 15, 1890. 

3. Mary A." Maguet, b. May 23, 1849; m. July 28, 1874, Brayton 

T. Enos, who d. May 16, 1910; resd. Gallipolis, O. 


1. Brayton T.s Enos, b. Jan. 3, 1879; m. Apr. 23, 1902, Jane 

Gaddis. Children: 1. Brayton Enos, b. Apr. 9, 1905; 
2. James Leroy Enos, b. Mch. 8, 1907; 3. Evelyn Fern 
Enos, b. May 10, 1909; 4. Lewis Andrew Enos, b. Feb. 
20, 1911. 

2. Phebe May Enos, b. May 28, 1881. 

3. Sarah Carrie Enos, b. Sept. 2, 1883; m. Sept. 15, 1909, George 

W. Miller. Child: George Enos Miller, b. Oct. 5, 1911. 

4. Benjamin Lewis Enos, b. Dee. 30, 1887. 

5. Byron Webster Enos, b. July 25, 1890. 

6. Helen Alvira Enos, b. July 7, 1894. 

4. Lewis F.8 Maguet, b. July 2, 1853; d. Mar. 20, 1883; m. Apr. 20, 

1875, Abbie V. Cook, b. ; d. Nov. 9, 1889. 


1. Emma V.9 Maguet, b. Jan. 17, 1876. 

2. Evelyn A. Maguet, b. Mch. 17, 1877. 

3. Lewis G. Maguet, b. Apr. 15, 1878; d. Mch. 29, 1893. 

4. Alfred H. Maguet, b. Jan. 12, 1880; d. June 8, 1883. 

5. Louie C. Maguet, b. Jan. 30, 1882. 

6. Sarah L. Maguet, b. ; d. Apr. 1, 1885. 

5. Silas G.8 Maguet, b. June 30, 1856; m. July 27, 1885, Fanny With- 

ers. Res. Lebanon, O. 


1. Sarah A.o Maguet, b. May 8, 1886. 

2. Bessie T. Maguet, b. July 19, 1887. 

3. Louis P. Maguet, b. Oct. 30, 1889. 

4. John M. Maguet, b. Jan. 1, 1893. 

5. MelzerT Nye, b. Nov. 23, 1822, Rainbow, O.; d. Aug. 23, 1883, at 


Sheppardtown, Miss.; m. Oct. 1, 1846, Middleport, O., Caroline 
McKaig, b. Sept. 26, 1823, Lisbon, O.; d. Dec. 19, 1881, Shep- 
pardtown. Miss., dau. of Patrick and Rachel (Starr) McKaig. 
Melzer Nye removed in 1876 to a plantation at Sheppardtown. 


1. Carries Isabella Nye, b. Sept. 5, 1846; res. Vaiden, Miss. 

2. George Washington Nye, b. Mch. 10, 1849; m. Susan Bentz, 

3. William Wallace Nye, b. June 4, 1851; m. Eva L. Smith. Res. 

Vaiden, Miss. 


1. Carrie E.* Nye, b. ; m. William Redditt. Child: 

Emma Evelyn Redditt. 

2. William W. Nye, b. ; physician; m. Nannie Reed. 

3. Edith K. Nye. 

4. Melzer M. Nye. 
■ 5. Nina M. Nye. 

6. Marjorie Nye. 

4. Charles Clements Nye, b. Dec. 14, 1854. 

5. Mary Phebe Nye, b. Jan. 16, 1860. 

6. Kate Almira Nye, b. Mch. 20, 1866; d. Sept. 3, 1878. 
Almira A.t Nye, b. Oct. 6, 1828, near Middleport; m. there Oct 2, 

1846, Thomas True Fesler, b. Mch. 20, 1823, West Middletown, 
Pa., d. Sept. 6, 1896, at his farm two miles below Middleport, 
O., son of Andrew and Rebecca (Knight) Fesler. 


1. Frank Nyes Fesler, b. .Tune 1, 1848; m. Millie C. Mauck. 

2. Clara Alvira Fesler, b. Aug. 21, 1850; fai. Henry P. Titus. 
'S. Thomas True Fesler, b. Dec. 28, 1852; d. Apr. 2, 1855. 

4. Harry Leadington Fesler, b. Jan. 23, 1855; m. Eva Devaux. 

5. William True Fesler, b. Oct. 12, 1857; d. Nov. 25, 1S58. 

6. Anna Carrie Fesler, b. Sept. 29, 1859; d. Dec. 26, 1897. 

7. Robert Earl Fesler, b. May 9, 1868; m. Lydia Priode. 

Alvira E. Nye, b. Oct. 6, 1828, near Middleport; m. June 15, 1852, 
William Wallace Gates, b. Oct. 16, 1827, Marietta, O., son of 
Samuel Haskel and Mary Tayler (Wheeler) Gates. 

From one of Mrs. Gates' interesting letters I copy the 
following: "Grandfather Sprague was a twin, my mother 
was a twin and I am a twin; I have a pair of twin sugar 
bowls that my grandfather's mother bought for him after he 
had cried for them when he was a small child. Ho gave them 
to mother and she gave them to me." 

Mrs. Gates is a member of the Joseph Spencer Chapter of 
"The Daughters of the American Revolution." Mr. Grates is 
a farmer, Portsmouth, 0. 



1. Charles Henrys Gates, b. Oct. 12, 1853; d. July 18, 1855. 

2. Ella Areli Gates, b. Jan. 15, 1856; m. Irving Drew. 

3. Laura Almira Gates, b. Mch. 3, 1858; m. Stephen Chick. 

4. Mary Francis Gates, b. Aug. 10, 1860; d. Oct. 19, 1862. 

5. William Wallace Gates, b. Mch. 13, 1863; m. Harriet Chick. 

6. Edward Samuel Gates, b. Mar. 3, 1865; m. Edith Boynton. 

7. John Melzer Gates, b. Mch. 24, 1867; d. Sept. 5, 1877. 

8. Alvira Harriet Gates, b. Oct. 6, 1868; m. Louis C. Spencer. 


428. Mary« Sprague (sister to No. 425), b. Feb. 23, 1792, 
d. Feb. 4, 1854, at Silver Run Landing, nine miles below Pome- 
roy, O. ; m. (1) John Bartlett Ripley, who d. near Keith, O., 

son of and (Bartlett) Ripley; m. (2) Theo- 

docins Armstrong, b. in W. Va., d. Apr. 10, 18 — . ^lary, or 
Polly as she was known, was a noble woman, kind and gentle. 
and a staunch Methodist. 


1. HiramT Ripley, b. Oct. 9, 1812; ni. Marinda Sprague. 

2. Eli Ripley, b. Oct. 9, 1812; m. Aurilla Everton. 

3. Charlotte Ripley, b. July 5. 1814; m. Samuel Ackley. 

4. Joshua Ripley, b. Apr. 28, 1816; m. Cynthia Roush. 

5. Isaac Ripley, b. June 23, 1818. 

6. John Ripley, b. Aug. 20, 1821. 

7. Mary Ripley, b. Aug. 20, 1821; m. Abraham Lasley. 

8. David Ripley, b. Aug. 13, 1823; m. Mary Rothgab. 

9. Phebe Bartlett Ripley, b. Aug. 19, 1825, in Morgan County, Ohio; 

m. Oct. 20, 1852, Cheshire, O., John Thadeus Winn, b. at 
Kingston, Canada, Oct. 7, 1812, d. Dec. 25, 1895, Albany, O., 

son of and (Armstrong) Winn. Mr. Winn 

was a farmer. 


1. William Spencer* Winn, b. Oct. 30, 18 — ; res. Messina, Cal. 

2. Lucy Alice Winn, b. Jan. 17, 1860; m. (1) Apr. 9, 1884, Albanj'. 

O., David D. Leramon; rem. to Ashmore, HI., and he d. there 
• ■ ■ Jan. 5, 1886. She m. (2) Oct. 13, 1887, D. Asbury Rosa 

McKinstry, b. Aug. 4, 184S. Pleasanton, O., son of ?klattbew 
and Cassandra (Baker) McKinstry. Mr. McKinstry is 
an attorney, Athens, O. 


1. Mary Claireo McKinstry, b. July 28, 1888. 

2. Cassandra B. McKinstry, b. Dec. 25, 1889. 

3. Mildred Irene McKinstry, b. Nov. 29, 1893; d. Mch. 4, 1896. 


3. Benjamin Franklins Winn, b. Oct. 24, 1862; m. Alice Crossen. 
Ees. Albany. 

CHILDREN (second marriage). 

10. Lydia'' Armstrong, b. Jan. 8, 1828; m. Oliver Evans. 

11. Lucy Spooner Armstrong, b. Sept. 30, 1830, Beverly, O.; m. Jan, 

27, 1864, Albany, O., John Dean Brown, b. 1828, Amesville, O., 
d. Sept. 23, 1869, son of John and Susan E. (Dean) Brown. 
She resides at Lancaster, O. 


1. William Dean" Brown, b. May 24, 1868; m. Mazie Vera Rogers. 

2. Frances Bartlett Brown, b. Mch. 20, 1870; m. George MeClellan 

Hickle; res. Lancaster, O. 

12. Infant Son^, b. Sept. 30, 1830; d. soon. 

13. Dennis Gibbs Armstrong, b. July 5, 1832; m. Julia Barker. Dennis 

Armstrong enlisted in the Civil War; in North Carolina he 
was shot, and while in the hospital he contracted typhoid 
fever and died. 

429. Samuel"^ Sprague (brother to No. 425), b. Mar. 4, 
1796, Bedford Co., Pa., d. July 4, 1890, Otsego, Muskingum Co., 
O.: m. (1) Oct., 1820, at Otsego, Mary Smoot; m. (2), Dec. 1. 
1831, at Otsego, Nancy Stanley, b. Mar., 1811, in Va. ; d. Sept, 6, 
1884, Otsego, dau. of Thomas and Mixenda Stanley. Samuel 
built a saw-mill in 1839. and sawed most of the lumber for the 
buildings in Otsego, at that time. He was a farmer. 

(Four by each marriage.) 
I, Alonzo", b, Sept. 16, 1821; m. Ann Rodgers. 
ir. Amanda, b. Sept. 19, 1823; m. Jason Tryon. 
m. Harrison, b. July 14, 1827. 

IV. Washington, b. Nov. 4, 1829; m. Elizabeth Kesler. 
V. James M., b. Sept. 24, 1833; m. Phoebe Wright. 
577. VI. Thomas J., b. Sept. 24, 1838. 

vn. Perrey, b. Feb. 24, 1841; d. Aug. 4, 1863, in Civil War, at 

VIII. Samuel, b. Jan. 23, 1843; m. Malony Powelson; he was also 
a soldier, 

430. Jonatitan" Sprague (brother to No. 425), b. Feb. 20, 
1799, in Bedford Co., Penn. : d. Jan. 20, 1885, Beacon. IMahaskr. 
Co., Iowa; in. Feb. 14, 1824, Coal Run, 0., Susan B. LjTich, b. 
Apr. 9, 1805 : d. Aug. 13, 1885, Beacon, Iowa, dau. of . The 


Lynch family came from Me. and settled in iluskingum Co. 
Jonathan was reared in ^Muskingum Co., 0. ; resided for a time 
in Washington Co., and in 1878 removed to Mahaska Co., la.; a 

farmer and noted hunter. 


578. I. Hannah G.^, b. Jan. 6, 1825. 

n. Eliza S., b. Feb. 19, 1827; m. William M. Null. 

579. ra. Eachel D., b. June 9, 1829. 

580. TV. Joseph S., b. May 1, 1831. 

V. Melzer N., b. July 19, 1834; d. ae. 9 mo. 
VI. John L., b. Mch. 16, 1836; d. in his 28th yr.; m. Elizabeth 

vn. Mary A., b. Oct. 22, 1838; m. (1) LaFayette Wilson; m. (a) 
Thomas Buchanan. 

581. vm. William W., b. Aug. 31, 1841. 

431. Betsey^ Sprague (sister to No. 425), b. ; 

m. May 2, 1822, Joseph Starling; res. near Coal Run, O. 


1. JonasT Starling, b. ; m. Harriet Combs. 

2. Saphronia Starling, b. ; m. (1) Combs; m. (2) 


3. Willard Starling, 

432. Elias« Sprague (brother to No. 425), b. Dec. 18, 
1807, Wakatomica, 0.; d. ]\Ich. 29, 1896, Otsego: m. (1) Sarah 
Larkey; m. (2) Oct. 22,' 1853. New Concord, 0., IMary Elizabeth 
Case, b. Dec. 22, 1833, at New Concord : d. Apr. 9, 1899, Coshoc- 
ton, 0., dan. of Reuben and oNIary E. (Applegate) Case. Elias 
was a farmer: resided near Otsego. His father, -James Sprague, 
passed his last days at the home of this son. 


(Six by wife Savah, five by wife Mary.) 
I. Emily^, m. Levi Workman. 

582. n. Albert T., b. Oct. 11, 1843. 
m. Andrew, m. Amanda Mitchell. 

rv. Abigail, m. Jerod Cowden; lives in Iowa. 
V. Jane, m. Charles Lannam. 
VI. Naomi, m. G. M. Thompson; lives in Iowa. 
vu. Nora Ellen, b. Jan. 12, 1855; d. abt. 1906; m. Ezra N. Knice- 
ly; res. at Adamsville, O. 

583. vra. William Anson, b. July 20, 1857. 


IX. Phebe Angeline, b. July 30, 1860; m. David Taylor; res. 

New Concord, O. 
X. Altna Alma, b. Nov. 30, 1866; m. Jenkin West, Coshocton, O. 
XL Minnie Elizabeth, b. Jan. 23, 1870; m. Thomas Boolden, 

Coshocton, O. 

433. LuciNDA« Sprague (sister to No. 425), b. Feb. 19, 
1810, AVakatomica, 0., d. Aug. 29, 1897, Shelbum, Ind. ; ra. May 
10, 1826, Otsego, 0., David Austin Richardson, b. Oct. 6, 1803, 
Black Rock, Genesee Co., N. Y., son of Arnold and Eunice (Well- 
man) Richardson. 

Mr. Richardson was a blacksmith. About 1849 he went 
to Vigo Co., Ind., where two of his brothers-in-law, James and 
Ralph Sprague, resided. The other members of his family were 
removed by wagon to the new home in 1851. He was in Hancock 
Co., 111., in 1856, intending to go to California. He was not 
heard from after this. 


1. Louise Serene^ Eichardson b, Dec. 18, 1829; m. Stanley; 

res. Shelbum, Ind. 

2. Andrew J. Richardson, b. Oct. 8, 1831; d. Oct. 15, 1900, Fanners- 

burg, Ind.; m. Mary Bridwell. He enlisted as private in Co. 
F, 85th Ind. Vol. Inf., Aug. 1862. Was mustered out June 
12, 1865, at Washington, D. C. Served under Gens. Gillman, 
W. S. Rosecrans, and W. T. Sherman. Marched to the sea. 
Engaged in seven battles and seventeen skirmishes. 


1. Mary E.'' Richardson, m. George Engels and lived near Farm- 


2. William E. Richardson, b. ; res. Farmersburg. 

3. William E.7 Richardson, b. July 28, 1833; d. 1835. 

4. Almiran G. Richardson, b. Sept. 16, 1835; d. Mch. 20. 1877, Shelbum, 

Ind,; m. 1858, Harriet Carpenter. She d. 1875. He enlisted as 
private May 1, 1862, at Terre Haute, in 54th Ind. Vol.. Inf., for 
three months; was discharged at expiration of that term. He 
reenlisted soon after in the 7th Ind. Vol. Inf. and served till 
the end of the war. Was in the southwestern army under Gen. 
Griesson. Was in the battle of Gemtown, Tenn., and in several 
skirmishes. His children live at Shelburn, Ind. 

L Robert H.8 Eichardson. 
2. John Eichardson. 


3. Edward Richardson. 

4. Frank Richardson. 

5. Mary Ann^ Richardson, b. Dec. 7, 1838; d. Mch. 20, 1879, at Shel- 
burn; m. 1859, Charles B. Mullins and had five children. He 
was a Civil War veteran. 

«. William E. Richardson, b. Oct. 2, 1840, Chillicothe, O.; m. Mch. 8, 
1866, Annapolis, Ind., Marinda A. Bryan, b. Feb. 14, 1847, New- 
ark, O., dau. of John F. and Drucilla (Myers) Bryan, and grand- 
daughter of Frederick Bryan and his wife, Martha Lee, who 
was b. at Williamsburg, Va., and was a cousin of Robt. E. Lee. 
William E. Richardson enlisted at Terre Haute, Ind., Aug., 
1862, in Co. F, 85th Ind. Vol. Inf.; promoted to corporal at Dan- 
ville, Ky.; taken prisoner with 1,305 others at the desperate 
battle fought at Thompson Station, Mch. 5, 1863; marched with 
the other prisoners several days through a drenching cold rain to 
Tullohoma, Tenn. Here they were each given a pint of corn 
meal for their supper and breakfast and quartered for the night 
on a flat piece of ground, covered with water. The next morn- 
ing, which was very cold and windy, they were stripped of 
their overcoats, blankets and haversacks, and everything of 
any value, and were started for Richmond, loaded in stock 
cars. They were given small rations every third day, which 
was consumed at one meal, and after two weeks arrived at 
Libby Prison. After suffering the untold hardships of prison 
life, Mr. Richardson, with others, was exchanged and returned, 
the last of June, 1863, to his command at Franklin. For some 
time after this he was employed in guarding the Nashville & 
Chattanooga R. R. About Apr. 1, 1864, he was transferred to 
Sherman's Army and placed in the 2d Brigade, 3d division, 
20th Army Corps, commanded by Gen. Joe Hooker. He was 
in the campaign at Resaca, Cassville, Gulp's Farm, Peach Tree 
Creek, Kennasaw Mountain and Atlanta; in fact he was under 
fire one hundred days in this campaign. After the surrender 
of Atlanta he was promoted to Sergeant. Shortly before 
starting with Sherman on his march to the sea he was assigned 
to take charge of Gen. Dustin's non-commissioned staff of 
Headquarters Guards, numbering twenty-four men. Arriving 
in North Carolina he participated in the battles of Averys- 
borongh and Bentonville. While on the march to Richmond Mr. 
Richardson was disabled by an attack of rheumatism. While 
. passing old Libby Prison, where he had been confined two years 
before, he had the satisfaction of seeing it full of Rebel pris- 
oners. From here he was sent by boat to a convalescent camp 
at Alexandria, Va., where he soon recovered and rejoined his 
regiment. He was mustered out June 12, 1865, just after the 
grand review of the Army at Washington. 


After the war Mr. Richardson became a successful farmer 
and now lives retired at Annapolis, 111. Child (adopted): 
Alice, b. Oct. 15, 1879; m. Daniel E. Flick. 

7. Eunice^ Richardson, b. Dec. 17, 1842; m. 1860, John Heykes, who 

d. in the army. 

8. Lucinda Richardson, b. Feb. 24, 1845; m. Robert Jewell; he died 

from wounds received in the Civil War. She is a trained nurse, 

9. Martha Jane Richardson, b. Mch. 2, 1847; m. Brown; 

lives in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, R. F. D. 5. 
10. Clark L. Richardson, b. July 30, 1849; m. 1874, Aves Nicholson. 
He was a member of the Home Guard during the Civil War. 
His residence is Shelburn, Ind. 


1. Caroline 8 Richardson. 

2. John Richardson. 

434. RosANA« Spr-vgue (sister to No. 425), b. July 2, 1812, 
Otsego, O., d. Sept., 1880, Terre Haute, Ind. ; m. Silas G. Bethal, 
b. May 1, 1810, d. June, 1882, Terre Haute. He was a farmer. 


1. William' Bethal, b. May 14, 1832. 

2. George W. Bethal, b. Nov. 23, 1833; a veteran of the Civil War. 

3. Betsey Bethal, b. Sept. 24, 1836; m. James Shoemaker. She died at 

Terre Haute, 1877. 

4. Joseph S. Bethal, b. Oct. 18, 1840. 

5. Sarah Jane BetHal, b. Jan. 4, 1843 ; m. Mch. 26, 1864, Frank Brown, b. 

Oct. 15, 1836, d.' Dec. 2, 1902. 


1. Charles* Brown, b. Apr. 8, 1865; d. Feb. 19, 1866. 

2. Ida Brown, b. Nov. 27, 1866; residence Terre Haute. 

6. JamesT Bethal, b. June 30, 1845; enlisted in Co. D, 43d Ind. Inf., in 

the Civil War; served over four years. Was in the battles of 
Helena and Mark's Mills, Ark., and others. Res. Winfield, 

7. Lovina Bethal, b. Nov, 16, 1848; a widow. Res. Terre Haute. 

8. Anna M. Bethal, b. Feb. 1, 1854; a widow, Covington, Ky. 

• 435. James' Spil^gue (brother to No. 425), b. Mch. 6, 
1817, Otsego, 0. ; m. near Vincennes, Ind., ^Fary Jane Fail, b. 
Jan. 13, 1821, in Lawrence Co., 111., d. Jan. 24, 1901. Some 
time after his marriage he removed to Vigo Co., Ind. In 1855 
he removed to Crawford Co., 111., and in 1857 he bought a farm 




















near Annapolis, on which he lived until his death, Mch. 15, 1878. 

A dislocated hip rendered him a cripple for the last 35 years 

of his life. 


EalphT, b. June 4, 1841; d, Sept. 10, 1841. 
Lucretia Ann, b. Apr. 26, 1843; d. young. 
Amos M., b. Sept. 20, 1846. 
Lucinda Jane, b. Apr. 26, 1849. 
Angelina, b. Feb. 11, 1852; d. Sept. 18, 1852. 
Elonzo, b. Nov. 16, 1853. 
Augustus Ralph, b. Feb. 18, 1857. 
Sarah Ellen, b. Mch. 3, 1860. 
, Arminda Belle, b. May 31, 1864. 

Ralph« Sprague (brother to No. 425), b. 1819, Ot- 
m. in Knox Co., Ind., about 1840, Sarah Leonard, who 
d. abt. 1876; m. (2) Arminda Kelly, in 1877. 

Ralph Sprague bought a large farm near Terre Haute, Ind., 
about 1840, on which he resided until 1855 ; then moved to to^vn. 
Later he built a large mill on the Big Raccoon in Bridgeton, Ind., 
and was a successful miller. In 1885 he sold his mill for $16,000 
and bought a farm at Rockville, Ind., where he died in 1889. 

Mr. Sprague was a very ambitious man and possessed un- 
usual strength. In his younger days he had a number of fights 
but was never whipped. In 1858 in an encounter with two men 
at Terre Haute, Ind., he was shot through the leg, which neces- 
sitated an amputation above the knee. He was honest and liberal 
in his dealing, paid his obligations promptly, and had many 

J. James', d. young. 
II. Samantha, d. young. 

m. Julia, b. ; m. George Fielding; went to Los Angeles. 

Child. William* Fielding. 

IV. Albert. 

V. . 


437. D.wid" Spragi'e (Frederick', Joshua*, "William^ 
Jonathan-, William^), b. Jan. 16, 1783, probably in Adams, 
Mass., d. ]\rch. 11, 1866, at his home near Lake Simcoe, Ont. He 
m. there, Diadaraia Draper, b. Feb. 28, 1789 ; d. Mch. 6, 1862, at 
Keswick, Ont. 


David Sprague emigrated with his father, Frederick, from 
New York, and settled on the shore of Lake Simeoe, at an early 
date. These pioneers cleared themselves homes in a wilderness 
still inhabited by Indians. David is the head of one branch of 
the family now living in Ontario, as his father moved back to 
the States after the war of 1812. His descendants are noted 
for their honesty, industry, and strength of character. Their 
substantial homes and well kept farms have always been admired. 

David Sprague w^as an estimable gentleman, and one of the 
stable men of the community ; strong, self-reliant, and very kind- 
hearted. He engaged in farming in his earlier days, and was 
also a merchant and postmaster. His home was exceedingly 
pleasant and he was possessed of ample means to furnish him 
with every comfort. He presented each of his children with a 
farm. He was at the head of all the affairs and business of 
North Gwillimbury Tp., until too old to attend to it, when his 
son David and his son-in-law John Morten took up this work in 
his stead. 


590. I. MirandaT, b. 1809. 

591. n. David, b, June 6, 1811. 

592. m. Nancy, b. May 13, 1813. 

593. IV. Daniel, b. 1816. 

594. V. Diana, b. Nov. 27, 1818. 

438. Nancy" Sprague (sister to No. 437), b. Aug. 15, 1784, 
in Adams, Mass., d. May 26, 1854, Des Moines, la.; m. in 

N. Y., Edmund Mallett, b. , d. abt. 1827. He was a 

farmer. While marketing a large drove of hogs in St. Louis 
he disappeared and it is supposed that he was murdered. 


1. Eli7 Mallett, b. ; d. Aug. 3, 1825, in Cuyahoga Co., O. 

2. Gordon Mallett, b. abt. 1806, in N. Y.; d. Dec. 26, 1855, Fairfield, 

la.; m. Jan. 26, 1842, Mrs. Lydia (Hitchcock) Bassett, who d. 
abt. 1860. 

1. Josephines Mallett, b. Aug. 16, 1846, Ft. Madison, la.; m. 
Apr. 16, 1866, Washington, la., Shepard Keene Linscott, b. 
Mch. 6, 1837, Chesterville, Me., d. Dec. 11, 1906. Holton, 
Kan. soA of Shepard and Esther L. (Keene) Linscott. 



She was educated in the schools of Ft. Madison and 
the Rockford (111.) Seminary, after which she taught school 
until her marriage to Mr. Linscott, who was then a mer- 
chant in Dayton, la. After a residence there of two 
years they went to Washington, la., where he formed a 
partnership with her sister's husband, T. P. Moore, in 
the wholesale and retail grocery business. 

In 1872, they removed to Holton, Kan., arriving on the 
first passenger train to run into that frontier town. Mr. 
Linscott engaged in the banking business, founding the 
Linscott State Bank, which is still being conducted by his 
sons. Mrs. Linscott now resides at the family homestead, 
around which the city has grown. Besides her hospitable 
home, she is interested in literary clubs and has traveled 
over a large part of the U. S., Canada and Mexico. 


1. William Harvey* Linscott, b. Sept. 9, 1867; d. soon. 

2. George Shepard Linscott, b. Nov. 4, 1868, Dayton, la.; 

m. Dec. 31, 1901, Farmington, Me., Minnie B. Linscott, 
b. Feb. 23, 1868, Farmington, dau. of Dr. John J. and 
Cynthia O. (Hemenway) Linscott. He is Pres. of 
the National Bank, of Holton. 


1. Orma Linscott, b. Feb. 26, 1904. 

2. John S. Linscott, b. Sept. 11, 1905. 

3. Frank Mallett^ Linscott, b. June 13, 1870; m. Susan E. 

Hall. He is a farmer, Farmington, Kan. 

4. Walter Keene Linscott, b. Apr. 14, 1872; m. Josephine 

Lingley; res. Mobile, Ala. 

5. Ealph Joseph Linscott, b. Oct. 27, 1879; m. Eose Mayol. 

He is a farmer of Holton. 

6. Clare Monroe Linscott, b. Nov. 29, 1881; m. Josephine 

Euright; farmer, West Columbia, Texas. 

7. Sidney Smith Linscott, b. Nov. 20, 1883. 

2. Annette Mallett, b. 1843; d. 1904; m. T. P. Moore, Pres, of 
First National Bank, of Holton, Kans. They had six 

3. Aberdeen Mallett, m. Isabell . 


1. Loren", lives in Moulton, la. 

2. John Henry, d. in Civil War. 

3. Edmund, lives in Memphis, Mo. 

4. Nancy, b. Apr., 1841; m. Courtright; res. Eockville, Mo. 

5. Mary Jane, m. Marriott, Eockville, Mo. 

4. ElibbeusT Mallett, m. . 


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1. Nelsons Mallett, b. Dec. 1842; d. Feb. 22, 1879. 

2. John D. Mallett, b. Feb. 29, 1844; res. Wicks, Mont. 

3. Mary F. Mallett, b. Sept. 25, 1853; m. Chase; res. 

Bonapart, la. 

5. Frederick Mallett, b. ; d. Nov. 24, 1840. 

6. Tompkins Mallett, b. ; m. Cassandra Pope. 


1. Janottes, b. 1S43; m. (1) William Howland; m. (2) 


2. Oscar, b. 1845; res LaSalle, 111. 

3. Ellen, m. Dell Flint; res. Watertown, S. D. 

7. Franklin Mallett, b. ; ra. Delinda . Removed to 



1. Marys Mallett. 

2. Lafayette Mallett. 

3. Emma Mallett. 

439. Ellis« Spragite (sister to No. 437), b. June 26, 1786, 
in Adams, Mass., d. Jan. 31, 1839, at Reynoldsburg, Ohio: 

m. at Buffalo, N. Y., Joseph Turner, b. , in N. Y., son 

of and ( ) Turner. 

Joseph resided at Silver Creek by the shore of Lake Erie, 
near Buffalo, N. Y. The Indian Chief Red Jacket was a friend 
of the family, and often came to the house. About 1833 
Frederick Sprague, father of Mrs. Turner, returned to N. Y., 
and accompanied the family to Truro Tp., Franklin Co., 0. 

Joseph was a cabinet maker. Several years after the death 
of his Avife he removed to Elkhart, Ind., and resided with his 
son Lyman. He d. 18 , at Elkhart. 


1. Washington' Turner, b. 1818; m. Mary Sprague. 

2. Lyman Turner, b. Oct. 19, 1S19, Silver Creek, N. Y.; d. Oct. 18. 

1888, Elkhart, Ind.; m. Tamar Wilkimon, b. Sept. 29, 1834, Put- 
nam, O. She res. (1912) Elkhart, Ind. 


1. Porters Turner, b. July 5, 1859; a physician; d. ; m. 

Charlotte Titus. Res. Elkhart. 

2. Perry L. Turner, b. Oct. 27, 1860; an attomey-at-law; m. Jan. 

7, 1886, Mamie E. Wright, dau. of Henry C. Res. Elkhart. 


3. Nancy, b. ; ra. Miller. 

4. Mary, b. Aug. 12, 1821; m. Willington Sprague. 

5. Infant. 

440. Rebecca*' Sprague (sister to No. 437), b. June 15, 
1788, at Adams, Mass., d. Nov. 27, 1878, Blenheim, Ont. ; m. 
1810, at Toronto, William Crittenden, b. Mch. 13, 1781, Colerain, 
Mass., d. 1866, Grand Rapids, Mich., son of Benjamin and 
Mary (Hills) Crittenden. (See note 14.) William Crittenden 
owned a large farm near Lake Simcoe, Ont., Canada. 

1. PameliaT Crittenden, b. Nov. 26, 1811; m. Lawson Barber, b. Oct. 

26, , Eochester, N. Y., d. Aug. 7, 1884, Ida Grove, la., son 

of Jacob and Elizabeth (McCarty) Barber. Lawson was a 


1. Lucettas Barber, b. Jan. 12, 1837, Sharon, Ont.; d , Ida 

Grove, la.; m. at Detroit, Mich., Randall Hylaman, who 
was a veterinary surgeon and d. at Ida Grove. 


1. Mary» Hylaman, b. Feb., 1857; res. Dixon, HI. 

2. Joseph Hylaman. 

3. Lavinia Hylaman. 

2. Williams Barber, b. Aug. 7, 1838, Sharon, Ont.; d. of apoplexy, 

Nov. 23, 1895, near Quincy, HI.; m. 1869, Sterling, HI., 
Sarah Cromwell, b. Mch. 15, 1846, Otterville, Oct., dau. of 
Joseph and Mary Ann (Carter) Cromwell. 

1. Charles» Melvin Barber, b. .Tnly 27, 1870, Prov. of Ont.; 
m. Sept. 10, 1895, St. Louis Mo., Sadie Doedli, b. Sept. 
15, 1872, dau. of John and Susan J. (Brucker) Doedli. 

Note 14. — Benjamin Crittenden, b. in 1757, prob. Canandaigua, N. 
Y.; d. 1812; m. Mary Hills, who d. aged 99 yrs. 


1. Asai Crittenden, m. (1) Sophia Wright; ra. (2) Betty Craig. 

2. William Crittenden, b. Mch. 13, 1781; m. Rebecca Sprague. 

3. Hiram Crittenden. 

4. James Crittenden, m. Eunice Draper. 

5. Mary Crittenden, m. Joel Draper. 

6. Clarissa Crittenden. 

7. Lucy Crittenden. 

8. Benjamin Crittenden, m. Maria Rhyndress. 


He is Special Agent Terminal R. E. Assn., St. Loais. 
Mo.; law student; res. 1524 Mississippi Ave. 

2. Alice Gay9 Barber (twin), b. June 21, 1872, Dixon, HI.; 

m, at Quincy, 111., George Herr. Res. Denver, Colo. 


1. Ruby Ruthio Herr, b. Feb. 6, 1900, Quincy. 

2. Glen Mynor Herr, b. Jan. 12, 1902, Denver. 

3. Russell Barber Herr, b. Oct. 27, 1904, Denver. 

4. Madeline Sadie Herr, b. Aug. 31, 1896, Denver. 

3. Allie May» Barber (twin), b. June 21, 1872; d. young. 

4. Claudia Belle, b. Feb. 3, 1874, Dixon, HI.; m. at Denver, 

Harry Nelson; res. Oakland, Calif. Child: Dorothy 
Ruthio Nelson, b. Apr. 15, 1903, Denver. 

5. Homer Milton Barber, b. June 30, 1876, Bertram, la.; m. 

1910, Goldfield, Nov., Mrs. Florence Doty; res. Gold- 

6. Bertha Alameda Barber, b. Sept. 11, 1877, Bertram, la.; 

m. July 3, 1906, Denver, Colo., Harvey Gilman; res. 
Weed, Calif. Child: Mabel Jeanio Gilman, b. July 
22, 1909. 

7. Maud Myrtle Barber, b. Oct. 20, 1879; d. ae. 17. r • 

8. Myra May Barber, b. May 2, 1881, Clinton, la.; res. Mc- 

Cloud, Calif. 

9. Ethel Pearl Barber, b. Oct. 31, 1883; d. ae. 8, Quincy, HI. 
10. Mabel Blanch Barber, b. Mch. 27, 1887; res. McCloud, Calif. 

Chaunceys Barber, b. Jan. 24, 1840, Keswick, Ont.; m. there, 
Mch. 9, 1866, Hannah Mann, b. t];iere July 28, 1844, dau. 
of Richard and Rebecca (Morton) Mann. Farmer, Fans- 
ton, S. D, 


1. Emery Milton^ Barber, b. Mch. 24, 1870; m. Oct. 12, 1898, 

Mary King, dau. of Alvin and Rosa. Child: Lelah 
Barber, b. Aug. 25, 1902. 

2. Emma Retta Barber, b. Mch. 24, 1870; m. Feb. 13, 1893, 

Edward Fenton, son of Alvin. Res. Bedford, Mich. 


1. Lynnio Fenton, b. May 30, 1894. 

2. Gretta Fenton, b. Apr. 13, 1896. 

3. Hazel Fenton, b. Nov. 3, 1897, 

4. Alvin Fenton, b. Feb. 6, 1900. 

3. Susan Amelia^ Barber, b. Aug. 3, 1872; m. Oct. 5, 1893, 

Jesse Gaffin, son of John and Amanda ( ) 

GaflBn. Res. Howell, Mich. 



1. Roy Ellsworthio Gaffin, b, July 13, 1895. 

2. Jay Gaffin, b. Dec. 26, 1899. 

4. Cora Bells Barber, b. July 20, 1878; m. Oct. 5, 1898, Harry 

Nelson, son of Charles and Mary Minerva (Hunt) 
Nelson. Res. Ada, 8. D. 

1. Florence Elvaio Nelson, b. Sept. 18, 1901. 

5. Richard Richardson» Barber, b. July 24, 1882; m. Nov. 25, 

1902, Minnie Coleman, dau. of Eugene and Emma 
(Werks) Coleman. Res. Fauston, S. D. 

6. Rebecca Elizabeth Barber, b. July 24, 1882; m. Oct. 12, 

1901, Ira King, son of George and Sarah ( ) 

King. Res. Decorah, Iowa. 
4. Alberts Barber, b. Jan. 10, 1842, in Mercea Tp., Essex Co., Ont.; 
m. Feb. 2, 1865, Scarboro, Ont., Isabella Richardson, b. 
Nov. 29, 1842, dau. of Ezekiel and Mary (Hunter) Richard- 
son. Res. Bowmansville, Ont. Mr. Barber compiled this 
list of descendants of Pamelia (Crittenden) Barber. 
He is (1912) Principal of the Model School, Orillia, Ont. 


1. Dr. Herbert Leslies Barber, b. May 5, 1866, Keswick, Ont.; 

m. Marcia Z. Sherwood, dau. of James and Mary 
(Gould). He entered Trinity Med. School and Univ. 
in 1889, grad. in 1902, receiving silver medal from 
Univ. and honors from Col. of P. and S. of Ont. Cor- 
oner for Parry Sound Dist. since 1894. Res. Burk's 
Falls, Ont. 


1. Ethel Isabella Maryio, b. May 30, 1900. 

2. Alice Muriel, b. Jan. 23, 1904. 

3. Marjory Tenobia, b. Sept. 5, 1905. 

4. Albert Sherwood, b. June 21, 1907. 

2. Minnie Estellas Barber, b. Dec. 17, 1867; d. Nov. 17, 1869. 

3. Ida May Barber, b. Mch. 12, 1870; m. James Scott Hogg, 

M. D. (Trinity), b. Feb. 1, 1867, Huron Co., Out., son 
of James and Janet (Scott). She grad. with honors in 
Arts at Univ. of Toronto; also in the School of 
Pedagogy, being the only honor graduate in her class. 
Res. Preston, Ont. 


1. Isabel Richardsonio Hogg, b. Sept. 6, 1900. 

2. Marion Oliver Hogg, b. July 27, 1902. ' 


3. Frank Scott Hogg, b. July 26, 1904. 

4. Margaret Edith Scott Hogg, b. Jan. 27, 1906. 

5. John Herbert Scott Hogg, b. Mch. 5, 1908, 

4. Bertha Leoniaf Barber, b. Apr. 28, 1872; d. Nov. 15, 1876. 

5. Elizabeth Anns Barber, b. Feb. 12, 1844, Keswick; m. Oct. 14, 

1869, Keswick, Charles Terry, b. Oct. 14, 1843, Holland 
Landing, Ont., son of William Burr and Priscilla (Taylor) 
Terry. Dentist. Ees. Huntsville. 


1. Florence Olivias Terry, b. Aug. 28, 1870. 

2. William Alfred Terry, b. June 15, 1872. He resides at 


6. Adolphus Barber, b. Feb. 24, 1846, Ees. Westfield, la. 

7. Lawson Barber, b. Dec. 1, 1849, Keswick; m. there, Oct., 1875, 

Emily Anne Terry, b. at Keswick, dau. of William B. and 
Priscilla (Taylor) Terry. Ees. Fulton, HI. 


1. Florence* Pamelia Barber. 

2. B. Franklin Barber, b. ; res. Fulton, HI. 

3. Leonora Barber, b. Sept. 1884. 

2. AllenT Crittenden, b. 1812; d. 1816. 

3. Chauncey Crittenden, b. 1814; d. 1814. 

4. Julia Ann Crittenden, b. Oct. 15, 1816, Davidtown, Ont.; d. Mch. 

30, 1881, Blenheim; m. 1842, Fengal, Ont., John Whitacre, phy- 
sician; m. (2) 1855, at St. Thomas, William Arrol; res. (1902) 
Blenheim, Ont. 


(Two by first marriage, one by second.) 

1. Janes Whitacre, b. Nov. 11, 1843; m. Judson Kitchen; res. Blen- 


2. Martha Whitacre, b. 1846; d. 1864. 

3. William Arrol, b. 1858. 

5. FranklinT Crittenden, b. Apr. 10, 1818, Lake Simcoe, Ont.; d. Oct. 

1, 1890, Chicago, HI.; m. Sept. 22, 1839, Detroit, Mich., Sarah 
Toll, b. July 19, 1818, Ealeigh Tp., Ont., d. June 10, 1S79, Chi- 
cago, dau. of Phillip and Katherine (Grant) Toll. Mr. Critten- 
den resided in Chicago; was a merchant. 


1. Amelia Cliftons Crittenden, b. Aug. 18, 1840, Chatham, Ont.; d. 
Nov. 18, 1888, in Chicago; m. Aug. 29, 1867, at Mackinac, 
Mich., Benjamin Franklin Felix, b. Mch. 4, 1839, Borken, 
Westphalia, Germany, son of Henry and Elizabeth (Head- 
ley) Felix. Merchant, Chicago. Mrs. Felix, like the rest of 


the women of her family, had a great capacity for work. 
She was a Unitarian and labored for this cause with un- 
tiring zeal. 


1 Benjamin Bates'* Felix, b. May 31, 1871, in Chicago, mer- 

chant; m. Apr. 24, 1893, Harriette Seymour Tooker, b. 
June 16, 1872, in Cincinnati, O., dau. of Dr. R. N. and 
Clare (Johnson) Tooker. Child: Marion Crittendenio 
Felix, b. Apr. 13, 1896. 

2 Alexander Toll Felix, b. July 20, 1876, d. Aug. 2, 1906. 

2. Katherine« Elizabeth Crittenden, b. July 15, 1843; d. June 29, 

1866, Wyanet, HI. 

3. Henry Clifton Crittenden, b. July 9, 1846, Belvidere, HI.; m. 

July 26, 1875, in Chicago, Augusta Ann Eunyon, b. Dec. 
14, 1854, Chicago; d. June 17, 1910, dau. of Israel Ludlow, 
and Elizabeth (Filkins) Eunyon. He was a wholesale 
dealer in wooden-ware, Chicago, for several years; resides 
now (1912) with son H. F. at Dillon, Montana; salesman. 


1. Libbies Eunyon Crittenden, b. Mch. 17, 1878. 

2. Helen Clifton Crittenden, b. Sept. 26, 1881; m. Dr. Reginald 

C. Northwood. Ees. Chicago. 

3. Henry Felix Crittenden, b. Sept. 19, 1883. 

4. Helens Crittenden, b. Sept. 16, 1858, Wyanet, HI., m. Dec. 27, 
1882, in Chicago, Charles Austin Adams, b. July 7, 1858, 
Charlestown, Mass., son of George Wyman and Elizabeth 
Erving (Chambers) Adams. He is a dry goods commission 
merchant., Ees. Chicago, 4748 Kenmore Ave. Mrs. Adams 
very kindly furnished the writer with the Crittenden family 


1. Felixs Adams, b. Dec. 26, 1884; d. May 2, 1885. 

2. Elizabeth Erving Adams, b. Dec. 30, 1885; m. Harry Gale 

Meginniss, b. Nov. 2, 1882, Baltimore, Md.; son of 
Harry Thompson and Daisy (Gale) Meginniss. Ees. 
Wilmette, HI. 


1. Harry Gale^o Meginniss, b. Feb. 19, 1909. 

2, Charles Adams Meginniss, b. June 5, 1911. 


3. Minnie Felix» Adams, b. May 10, 1889; m. Sept. 28, 19J2, 

Milo Kendall Winter. 

4. Ruth Austin Adams, b. Sept. 13, 1892. 



5. Frank Tolls Crittenden, b. Feb. 17, 1861, Greenville, 111.; m. Nov. 
27, 1883, in Chicago, Minnetta Eeba Turner, b. Nov. 36, 
1862, in Chicago, dau. of Henrj and Edwina (McCrillis) 
Turner. Res. Ft. Worth, Tex. (1912). 


1. Edwina» Crittenden, b. Aug. 13, 1884; m. John Bartlett 
Tewksbury. Eea. City of Mexico. 

6. Miranda^ Crittenden, b. Apr. 9, 1820, Davidtown, Ont., d. Mch. 9, 

1895, Chatham, Ont.; m. Oct. 17, 1842, Mercea, Ont., .Tanas 
Malott, b. Mch. 28, 1822, Mercea, d. April 14, 1874, Filbury, 
Ont.; son of Joseph and Barbara (Fox) Malott. He was a 
farmer, Mercea. 


1. Sidney^ Malott, b. Sept. 1843; m. Eliza J. Wilson. Res. Quinis, 


2. Alvin Malott, b. May 20, 1845; m. Mar. 20, 1871, Jane Cowan. 

Res. Quinn, Ont. 

3. Lester Malott, b. Apr. 10, 1847; m. Katherine Welsh. 

4. Rebecca Malott, b. Feb. 18, 1849; m. Andrew Grey. Lives at 

Leamington, Ont. 

5. Hiram Malott, b. Apr. 30, 1851; d. Dec. 5, 1872. 

6. Harriet Malott, b. July 3, 1853; m. John White. Lives at 

Leamington, Ont. 

7. Lavina Malott, b. Mch, 6, 1855; m. David Nagle 

8. Emily Malott, b. Apr. 2, 1857; m. James S. Heath. Lives at 

». Evelyn Malott, b. July 18, 1859; m. Nov. 8, 1883, John Cloes. 
Lives at Kingsville, Ont. 


1. Emily H.9 Cloes, b. May 27, 1889. 

2. Myrtle L. Cloes, b. Nov. 7, 1891. 

3. Cecil J. Cloes, b. June 10, 1900; d. June 17, 1900. 

10. Jonass Malott, b. Sept. 9, 1861; m. May 14, 1891, Ellen Bassett. 

Lives at Grangerville, Cal. 

11. Jane Malott, b. Sept. 26, 1874; m. Joseph Sloan. 

7. HiramT F. Crittenden, b. 1823; d. 1851. 

8. Eliza Crittenden, b. Aug. 21, 1824, Lake Simcoe, Ont.; d. Apr. 25, 

1872, at Pleasant Hill, Neb. She m. (1), 1841, Dealtown, Ont., 
John Pardo, b. Jan. 1821, at Dealtown, d. there July 20, 1849, 
son of Samuel and Elizabeth (Muckle) Pardo; farmer, Deal- 
town, Ont.; m. (2) 1851, Chatham, Hugh Morrison, b. in Scot- 
land, d. 1857, near Chatham, farmer. Res. five miles from 


Chatham; m. (3) 1859, Detroit, Mich., Claudius Prevost; who 
d. about 1875, Kan. Dentist, Blenheim. 

1st. m. 

1. Rebeccas Pardo, b. Aug. 9, 1844; m, Jan. 10, 1864, John Richard- 

son. She d. Apr. 7, 1901, Denver, Colo. 

2. Elizabeth J. Pardo, b. July 24, 1847; m. Aug. 6, 1868, Arthur 

W. Toll; lives at Hamilton, Ont. 
' 2d. m. 

3. Hiram W. Morrison, b. 1852; killed in snowslide, Jan. 1878, at 

Deep Creek, Colo. 

4. Maria J. Morrison, b. 1854; d. jonng. 

5. Hugh Morrison, b. 1856; d. young. 
3d. m. 

6. Edwin F. Prevost, b. Apr. 17, 1860; m. and lives in Denver, Colo. 
D. WilliamT S. Crittenden, b. Mch. 3, 1827, near Davidtown, Ont. 

Rem. Belvidere, 111., 1843, with brother Franklin, where he 
m. Helen Sheldon. In 1850 joined a party of goldseekers and 
crossed the plains to California, and about four months later 
Hied of cholera at Sacramento. 
10. Rebecca Crittenden, b. Apr. 12, 1829, at Canada West, Kent Coun- 
ty, Ont.; m. Sept. 6, 1853, Fengal, Ont., John Atkins, who d. 
Oct. 5, 1894, at Lincoln, Neb. She res. at Omaha, Neb. (1903). 


1. Rebecca^ Atkins, b. May 14, 1857; d. June 7, 1857. 

2. Martha Atkins, b. Sept. 23, 1858, at Fengal; m. Sept. 30, 1878, 

Lincoln, Neb., D. G. Courtney; lives at Lincoln. 

1. Irene" Courtney, b. July 3, 1881. 

441. Joshua* Sprague (brother to No. 437), b. Jan. 6, 
1791, Utiea, Oneida Co., N. Y., d. Nov. 21, 1885, Jacksonville, 
111. ; m. 1818, in Chautauqua Co., N. Y., Lorena Booth, b. Feb. 
1800, d. June 18, 1827, Jacksonville: ra. (2) Aug. 16, 1827, Jack- 
sonville, Nancy Hurt Stebbins, d. 1842; m. (3) Oct. 16, 1843, 
Jerusha Blake, d. 1847. At the opening of the War of 1812 
"Joshua was living with his father near Lake Simcoe, Ontario. 
Officers of the British Army came to the house and forced hici 
to enter their service. During the confusion following a battle 
near the border line, in which the Americans were defeated. 
he made his escape from the British Army and ran with the 
Americans, and immediately enlisted as a soldier in the service 


of the United States. For some time after his first marriage 
he resided in the state of New York, then removed to Jackson- 
ville, 111., and engaged in farming. 

(Three by wife Lorena, three by wife Nancy.) 
395. I. Louise PameliaT, b. May 1, 1819. . 

596. u. Mary Rebecca, b. May 21, 1821. 
m. Lorinda, b. Aug. 3, 1823. 
tv. Harriet Amelia, b. Dec. 18, 1828. 
V. Drucilla Ann, b. May 9, 1831. 

VI. Nancy Adelia, b. July 8, 1835; m. Wm. Blakeman. Bes. 
Murrayville, 111. 

442. Catherine^ Sprague (sister to No. 437), b. Jan. 15, 
1795, Utica, N. Y., d. June 1, 1826, Coshocton, 0. ; m. probably in 
Chautauqua Co., N. Y., Ignatius^ Sprague, son of Ignatius', 
a descendant of Francis^. (See No. 47.) 

Catherine was deserted by her husband, Ignatius, and he 
was never heard from again. She was a skilled needle-woman, 
thus supporting herself and daughter. 


1. Abigail^, b. Sept. 22, 1818; m. Washington Sprague, No. 571. 

443. Jacob B.^ Sprague (brother to No. 437), b. June 1, 
1801, in N. Y., d. Mch. 1855, Agency, la.; m. abt. 1837, at 
Reynoldsburg, Ohio, Maiy M. Naigh, b.* there 1817, Reynolds- 
burg, d. Dec. 1857, Agency, la. 

Jacob B. Sprague came to Ohio from New York in 18 IS. 
and settled at Re^iioldsburg, where he was a contractor and 
bridge builder. He erected the brick house for his father on 
the homestead near Reynoldsburg in 1836. In 1845 he removed 
vnth his family to a farm at Walnut Grove, la., and later, about 
1847, to Agency Creek, la., where he had a hotel, tannery, and 
general merchandise store. 

597. I. PorterT b. Feb. 24, 1839. 

n. Frederick Jeremiah, b. Feb. 16, 1840; d. Sept. 18, 1841, Rey- 
noldsburg, O. 

ni. Allen, b. , 1842; d. unm. Aug. 1869, Winterset, la. 

Served under Capt. N. J, O'Brien in la. cavalry, Civil 


598. IV. Mary Laville, b. Sept. 21, 1844. 

V. Nelson; went to Cal. abt. 1865; res. Fresno (1869). 

599. VI. Mariah, b. abt. 1848. 

600. VII. George Washington, b. May 28, 1850. 

• 444. Sidney S.« Sprague (brother to No. 437), b. Apr. 29, 
1806, at Lake Simcoe, Ont., Canada; m. abt. 1838, Defiance*, 

Ohio, Marv' Sprague, dau. of Sprague. 

Sidney was an attorney-at-law and merchant, residing at 
Defiance. He held several minor town offices and in 1851 was 
elected Mayor. He was a member of the Ohio House of Repre- 
sentatives, 1843-44, 1849-50. At the opening of the Civil TTar he 
raised two companies. The first, Co. D, he commenced enrolling 
Apr. 20, 1861, and three days later was elected captain. Return- 
ing from the war he died, June 24, 1864. The citizens of 
Defiance erected a beautiful monument in honor of his dis- 
tinguished service as a soldier. 


I. Frederick^, b. ; drowned in the Maumee River in 


n. Caroline, b. ; res. Archbold, O. (1881). 

m. Mary, b. ; res. Archbold, O. (1881). 

IV. Adaline, b. ; m. Hoover, who served in 

Civil War. 

445. Frederick N.*^ Spr.vgue (brother to No. 437), b. Sept. 
11, 1810, at Canada Point, Lake Simcoe, Ont., d. on snag-boat 
on the lower ^^Hssissippi, of cholera : m. Jan. 26, 1831. Re\Tiolds- 
burg, 0., Lovina Sprainie, b. July 29, 1814, Otsego, 0.. d. 
Otsego. She Avas the first white person born in :Monroe Tp., 
Muskingum Co., 0. 

«01. I. Caroline C^. b. Oct. 16, 1835. 

n. David W., b. Aug. 3, 183 — . Res. Otsego, O. 

m. Rebecca, b. , 1837; m. John Jivison. 

IV. Francis M. 

•A Rev. William Sprague was a Minister on the Defiance Circuit 
M. E. Church, 1832-33. 


446. Joshua' Sprague (Jonathan'*, Joshua*, William', 
Jonathan^, William^), b. May 8, 1793, in the Waterford Garrison, 
d. Aug. 31, 1823, Coal Run, 0.; m. Jan. 2, 1817, Adams Tp., 
Phebe G. Bro-^Ti, b. in Mass., d. Greenville, 111., dau. of Samuel 
and Lydia (Thayre) Brown. (See note 15.) Joshua was a 
farmer of Washington Co., 0. His widow m. (2) Jonathan Ross. 


602. I. John G., b. Dec. 1, 1817. 

603. n. Cynthia, b. 1819. 

m. Oliver, b. May 8, 1821; d. Apr. 14, 1855, unm. 
IV. Joshua Austin, b. Feb. 23, 1823; d. Oct. 5, 1824. 

447. Anthony Wayne' Sprague (brother to No. 446), b. 
Apr. 13, 1795, Waterford Garrison, d. July 1, 1849, Adams 
Tp., Washington Co., 0.; m. Oct. 2, 1815, Waterford, 0., 
Lucinda Devol b. Aug. 22, 1796, in Waterford Tp., d. Oct. 
24, 1854, Beverly, 0., dau. of Allen and Ruth (Bennett) Devol. 
(See note 11.) 

In 1817, he owned a farm near Rej-noldsburg, 0., on which 
he remained a short time. On account of the ill health of his 
wife and child, he returned to Washington Co. Besides farm- 
ing, he operated a grist mill and distillery :■ Member of the 
Christian Church and was the first person baptized in the Mus- 
kingum River. 

Mrs. Sprague was kno"UTi throughout the community. Be- 
ing kind-hearted, intelligent and possessed of a good knowledge 
of disease, she was called many places in time of sickness. 


604. I. Augustus WayneT, b. July 9, 1816. 

605. n. Cynthia Ann, b. Jan. 3, 1819. 

606. m. Edward W., b. Aug. 20, 1820. 

607. rv. Daniel Manchester, b. Jan. 10, 1822. 

Note 15. "William Brown, of England, settled at Hatfield, Mass.; 
d. at Leicester, Mass. Capt. John2 Brown, his son, resided in Leicester. 
The eldest of his nineteen children was John^ Brown, a Kevolutionary 
soldier. His eldest son was Lt. Samuel* Brown, also a Revolutionary 
soldier. He m. Lydia Thayre of Taunton, Mass. Their 3d daughter, 
Phebe G.' Brown, ni. .Toahua Sprague. 


V. Rosannah R., b. Sept. 5, 1823. 

608. VI. Joshua Bennet, b. Jan. 14, 1825. 

609. VII. Austin Green, b. Feb. 17, 1830. 

610. VIII. Emily D., b. Feb. 17, 1830. 

IX. Lucinda Cyrena, b. Jan. 20, 1823; d. July 8, 1857; m. Oct. 
13, 1850, Joshua Vincent. Child: Rozelle^ Vincent. 

611. X. Jonathan A., b. Sept. 5, 1834. 

612. XI. Charles C, b. Jan. 21, 1836. 

XII. Charlotte E., b. Feb. 14, 1842; d. July 22, 1865; m. Thomas 
Farley. Her children are all dead. 

448. Jonathan' Sprague (brother to No. 446), b. Apr. 
12, 1804, Lowell, 0.: m. Apr. 26, 1827, Rainbow, 0., Melissa 
Smith, b. there Nov. 13, 1804, d. July 29, 1896, Lowell, dau. of 
Stephen G. and Matilda (Stone) Smith. Matilda was the dau. 
of Colonel Israel Stone. 

Early in life, about 1823, Jonathan was a flatboatman: he 
was in New Orleans during a yellow fever epidemic, and met 
with loss on the cargo from the stampede of all his men except 
one, Allen Devol, who stood bravely by him. The boat was 
sold for five dollars. 

In his prime he was unusually strong and active. He was 
miller at the "Island Mill", to which people came on horseback 
from twenty miles around, boarding with the miller until their 
grists were ground. 

He was captain in the 1st Regt., Ohio jlilitia, which met 
for general muster in ^Marietta and "Waterford, in the early 
days; a Justice of the Peace from 1841 to 1844. No man ever 
justly questioned his veracity or integrity. He became a member 
of the Baptist Church in 1837, and was a deacon in the "Old 
Yellow" Church in Lowell for forty-seven years. He died July 
6, 1890, at his farm near Lowell. 


I. Alonzo V.7, b. Feb. 8, 1828; d. Feb. 8, 1828. 

613. II. Edwin W., b. Feb. 14, 1829. 

614. ill. Jasper S., b. Jan. 24, 1832. 

IV. Albert W., b. May 11, 1833; d. Aug. 31, 1834. 

615. V. Julia M., b. Aug. 26, 1836. 

VI. Mary Augusta, b. Sept. 5, 1840; d. July 12, 1841. 
VII. Douglas P., b. Sept. 23, 1842; d. Sept. 22, 1843. 

616. VIII. Alma M., b. Dec. 26, 1843. 


449. Elijah" Sprague (brother to No. 446), b. Mch. 10, 
1818, Lowell, O., d. Jan. 31, 1897, Equity (now Coal Run) ; m. 
(1) Sept 19, 1839, Henrietta :\Iorris, b. Feb. 12, 1820. Lowell. 
d. Apr. 26, 1849, Coal Run, dau. of William and Hannah 
(Newell) Morris; m. (2) Aug. 6, 1850, Adams Tp., Lydia A. 
Sayles, b. Mar. 29, 1825, Smithfield, R. I., dau. Joel and 
Katherine (Emerson) Sayles. He occupied the stone house 
built by his father in 1800. Of him the Marietta Daily Register, 
Feb. 2, 1897, said: 

"Elijah Sprague was no idle dreamer. His life has been 
an open book before all people. With a reserve force of physical 
and nervous energy, he was quick to act, determined, courageous. 
He was an arbiter in matters of dispute to all his neighbors ; im- 
partial, finn, steadfast, honest. His early years were spent 
among the activities incident to those days. He was an athlete, 
trained with close contact to those who pushed the keel-boat 
through the riffles, followed the chase of the deer, felled the 
forest timber, and followed the wooden mould-board plow." 

In politics he was a Republican : in religion an earnest 
Methodist. He held continuous membership in the Washington 
County Pioneer Association. 

His son, Horace O. Sprague, enlisted as private in Co. H. 
92d. 0. V. I., Aug. 8, 1862 : promoted to Sergeant : d. of tjT)hoid 
fever Apr. 16, 1863, in Carthage, Tenn. Buried at the National 
Cemetery, Nashville, Tenn. His daughter Delia taught school 
for thirty years. She furnished valuable records for this branch 
of the family. She and her sister ]\Iaud reside in Beverly ; they 
own the old Sprague homestead left by their father Elijah 

(Five by wife Henrietta and eight by wife Lydia.) 

Hulda N.7, b. Aug. 27, 1840. 

Horace O., b. June 3, 1842; d. Apr. 16, 1863. 

Delia E., b. Nov. 27, 1843. 

Anna C, b. July 9, 1846, 

Henrietta M., b. Jan. 28, 1849. 

Louisa M., b. May 6, 1851. 

Theora F., b. Jan. 12, 1853. 

Samuel, b. Jan. 1, 1855; d. Jan. 1, 1855. 

Maud E., b. June 26, 1856. 

Laura M., b. May 16, 1858. 


















623. XI. Benjamin Orville, b. Mar. 11, 1861. 

XII. Sidney C, b. May 8, 1863; d. Mch. 22, 1885. 
xm. Luna, b. Dec. 16, 1865, 

450. Seamans' Spraque (brother to No. 446), b. Apr. 3, 
1821, Coal Run, O., d. Mch. 30, 1897, Kinderhook, 111.; m. in 
1840, Beverly, 0., Mary Powers Devol, b. Nov. 24, 1820, Beverly, 
d. Jan. 17, 1908, dau. William and Sarah (Sih-ns) Devol. (See 
Note 16.) 

He remained with his father in Washington Co., 0., until he 
was nineteen years old, when he was married to Miss Devol. 

In Nov. 1852, he removed with his family from a farm near 
Coal Run to 111., locating on a farm two miles south of Kinder- 
hook. He resided here eighteen years and after making nu- 
merous improvements on the land, sold out, and removed to 
Missouri, where he lived four years. Not being satisfied with the 
country he returned to Pike County and bought a farm on 
which he resided the rest of his life, enjoying the comforts 
which his thrift had provided. Mr. Sprague was a man possess- 
ing many excellent traits of character, a zealous Christian and 
Deacon in the Baptist Church many years. 


Silas S.T, b. Mch. 31, 1841. 

Mary Matilda, b. Dec. 14, 1842. , 

Eliza C, b. Sept. 17, 1844. 

Sarah E., b. Apr. 27, 1846; d. Oct. 16, 1847. 

■William Joshua, b. Aug. 8, 1848. 

David, b. Oct. 28, 1850. 

Jane, b. May 3, 1853; d. May 4, 1853. 

Lucy A., b. Jan. 7, 1856. 

Merriett G., b. Dec. 12, 1860. 

451. Benjamin 0." Spilvgtje (brother to No. 446), b. Oct. 
25, 1824, Coal Run, 0. ; m. there Lucena S. Devol, b. there May 
18, 1827, d. Dec. 1877, Waterford, 0., dau. of Simeon M. and 

Note 16. (also see Note 11). Jonathani Devol, Frenchman, 
settled in Triverton, R. I. Engaged in the West India trade; m. 
Priscilla , a Quakeress. One of their sons was: 

Judge Gilbert^ Devol, b. May 11, 1740, Triverton; d. 1821, Water- 


























Ruby (Sprague) Devol. Farmer; res. Round Bottom, near 
Coal Run. He died Dee. 24, 1858, at Napoleon, Ark., while on 
his way to New Orleans with produce. 


631. I. Parley BrownT, b Aug. 3, 1845. 
n. Sarah Minerva, b. Jan. 27, 1847. 

632. ni. Orren Wesley, b. Oct. 11, 1849. 

633. ly. Benjamin Franklin, b. Sept. 19, 1852. 

V. Julia Ellen, b. Oct. 11, 1857; m. Sept. 17, 1876, Marietta, 
O., Charles Edward Vaughn, b. Aug. 9, 1851, near Water- 
ford, O., son of Eobert and Eliza (Drury) Vaughn. He 
is a merchant; Waterford, O. 

452. Isaac* Sprague (Nehemiah', Joshua*, William', 
Jonathans William^), b. Mar. 1, 1797, Coal Run, O., d. Nov. 12, 
1876, Lebeck, I^Io.; m. Dee. 26, 1823, near McConnelsville, 0., 
Mrs. Phoebe Jane (Tyler) Hedden, b. Dee. 17, 1790, in N. Y., d. 
Mar. 10, 1882, Lebeek, Mo. 

Isaac's father died while he was young. Many of his boy- 
hood days were spent at his uncle Jonathan's, in Adams Tp. 
On Oct. 14, 1812, his grandfather, Joshua* Sprague, deeded him 
"for and in consideration of the love and good will, and especial- 
ly the sum of one dollar, 80 acres, 144 perches, more or less" of 
land, located in the Refugee tract in Franklin Co., 0. After 
his marriage he resided in Morgan Tp., iMorgan Co., 0. June 
14, 1819, he and his wife, Phoebe, sold the above-mentioned 
land for the sum of $200, to Gilbert Olney and Michael Story, 
of "Wooster Tp. 

Isaac attended ferry at McConnelsville for several years ; in 
1840, he came to Athens, 0. ; from here he removed to 111., and 
then to Mo., where he died. 

ford, O.; m. May 18, 1760, Triverton, to Ruth Howland. One of their 
sons was: 

Wantons Devol, who d. 1812, in Washington Co., O., ae. 52 yrs.; 
m. Aug. 1788, Sally Lake, b. Aug. 16, 1770, at Triverton; d. Sept. 9, 
1861, at Waterford. Wanton came to Ohio in 1788; settled at Water- 
ford in 1789. One of their sons was: 

William* Devol, b. 1793, Waterford, O.; d. there Sept. 1824; m. 
Mch. 24, 1820, Sarah Silvus, b. Aug. 3, 1803. Harrisburg, Pa.; d. Dec. 
29, 1897, dau. of Nicholas and Elizabeth (Sobers) Silvus. Their dau.: 

Mary P.s Devol, b. Nov. 24, 1820; m. Seamans Sprague. 




634. I. EnosT, b. Oct. 15, 1824. 

635. II. Frederick, b. Oct. 6, 1826. 

636. ni. Harmon, b. Oct. 23, 1828. 

637. IV. Joseph Mason, b. Sept. 20, 1831. 

453. Sarah" Sprague (sister to No. 452), b. Nov. 1, 1798, 
Adams Twp., Washington Co., 0., d. Apr. 14, 1831, Truro, O. ; 
m. May 12, 1816, Rev. Joseph Mason, b. Mch. 3, 1795, Marietta, 
0., d. Feb. 20, 1862, son of Capt. William Mason, who came 
to Marietta in Apr. 1788, and his wife Susannah, dau. of Maj. 
Asa Colburn. Capt. William was the son of Joseph and Grace 
Mason of New Braintree, Mass. Joseph m. (2) Oct. 26, 1831, 
Mrs. Lucinda (Howe) Alexander, b. July 1801. They lived for a 
time in Wooster Tp., Washington Co., 0. In 1824 he bought 
land at Truro and removed there. He afterwards removed to 
Sandusky and later returned to Washington Co. He was a Bap- 
tist minister. 


1. Mary P. Mason", b. Sept. 25. 1817. 

2. William W. Mason, b. May 10, 1819. 

3. Susannah C, Mason, b. Oct. 4, 1821; m. Koogle. 

4. Joseph M. Mason, b. Feb. 19, 1823, a soldier in Civil War.. 

5. Lucinda A. Mason, b. Apr. 26, 1826. 

6. Beulah Mason, b. May 18, 1829; m. Cross. 

7. Lewis Marion Mason, b. Feb. 12, 1831; m. Mrs. Emily D. (Sprague) 

2nd m. 

a. Martha Mason, b. Sept. 8, 1832. 

b. Jonas H. Mason, b. Aug. 24, 1837. 
e. Olive R. Mason, b. Jan. 22, 1841. 

454. Missouri' Sprague (sister to No. 452) ; m. William 
R. Hall, son of William, who was a brother to the Alfred Hall 
who m. Narcissus Ross. 


1. William D.t Hall, b. Feb. 17, 1843; m. (1) Jane Steed; res. Beech 

Hill, W. Va.; m. (2) Rachel Devore. 

2. Nehemiah (Hoover) Hall, b. June 30, 1832; m. Mahala Devore, 

Res. Beech Hill, W. Va. 


3. Mary Missouri Hall, b. Aug. 16, 1844; m. Sept. 13, 1859, Coal Run, 

Harrison McAtee, b. Jan. 1824, Coal Eun, d. Feb. 18, 1906, 
son of Patrick and Louisa McAtee. Ees. Lowell, O. Son: 
William W.s McAtee, b. Meh. 9, 1860; m. Tudie Mason. 

4. Jndah Hall, m. Thomas Mackey. 

5. Susannah Hall, m. Miles Lyon, 

6. Eebecca Hall, m. Advent Whitney. 

7. Charlotte Hall, m. Parley Eummer. 

8. Harriet Hall. 

9. Athalinda Hall. 

455. Nehemiah^ Sprague (brother to No. 452), b. June 8, 
1811, Adams Tp., Washington Co., Ohio, d. Jan. 29, 188, Hills- 
boi-o, Ky.; m. Feb. 9, 1836, Mary Ann HuU, b. Dec. 20, 1818, 
in Mar>-land, d. June 28, 1883, Bratton, Ky., dau. Jessie Hull. 
Miller and engineer: rem. from Lowell, 0., to Ky., about 1869. 


I. Mary S.f, b. Felb. 19, 1837; m. Andrew Owens, 
n. William H., b. June 28, 1838, d. Oct. 16, 1851. 
in. John S., b. June 8, 1840, Lowell, O.; m. June 2, 1869, Eliza- 
beth S. Pryor. He served 3 yrs. 4 mo. in the Civil War. 
Res. Mt. Olivet, Ky. 
638. IV. Benjamin F., b. May 14, 1843; m. Sarah E. Clark. 
V. Nehemiah, b. Oct. 17, 1844; m. Elizabeth White. 
VI. Rosanna, b. Dec. 20, 1848; m. Henry Gray. 

456. Luna' Sprague (Wilbur^, Joshua^ William^, Jo- 
nathan', William^), b. Apr. 22, 1797, Waterford, 0., d. Sept. 30, 
1839 ; m. Apr. 22, 1818, William Mason, b. Sept. 9, 1796, Red- 
stone, Pa., d. Sept. 25, 1884, son of William and Rebecca (Sharp) 
Mason. He m. (2) Dec. 3, 1839, Nancy Abigail Sprague, b. 
June 11, 1813, d. Sept. 30, 1885, who was also a dau. of Wilbur' 

Ist m. 

1. Sidney Mason^, b. July 14, 1819; d. Apr. 8, 1872; m. Julia McClain. 

2. Rachel Mason, b. Oct. 28, 1820; d. Jan. 7, 1865; m. Richmond 


3. Eliza Mason, b. Apr. 18, 1822; m. Benjamin McAtee. 

4. William Mason, b. Jan. 24, 1824; d. Dec. 3, 1827. 

5. Adaline Mason, b. Dec. 19, 1825; m. Daniel M. Sprague. 

6. Lucetta Mason, b. Nov. 4, 1827; m. William B. Mason. 


7. Sarah Mason, b. Sept. 28, 1830; m. (1) Martin Bacon; d., m. (2) 

White; divorced and m, (3) McKibben; divorced and m. (4) 
WiUiam Barber. 

8. Sylvester Mason, b. Sept. 14, 1832; m. (1)) Harriet Barnes; m. 

(2) Caroline Eaney. 
2d. m. 

9. Malinda Mason, b. Oct. 10, 1840; m. John Frye. 

10. Malissa Mason, b. Nov. 21, 1842; m. George Wells. 

11. William Worthington Mason, b. Aug. 10, 1850; m. (1) Mary Brown 

m, (2) Eliza Norman. 

457. ^Lvry" Sprague (sister to No. 456), b. Oct. 14, 1798, 

Waterford, 0., d. ; m. Jan. 6, 1825, Hosea Simons, b. 

Dec. 6, 1801, Lowell, d. Apr. 2, 1867, Clarinda, la., son of 

and Abigail (Neil) Simons. Farmer. Res. near 

Chauncey, Athens Co., 0., until 1840, then rem. to Washington 


1. Jonathan Meigs^ Simons, b. Jan. 29, 1826; d. at Big Bum, in 1859; 

m. Eliza Hockenbury, and had three sons. 

2. Abigail Neil Simons, b. Oct. IS, 1828; m. Dec. 17, 1854, Frank 

Jeffries. They resided at Big Eun, McConnelsville, and Keith, 

3. Hosea Simons; b. ; d. ae. 8 mo. 

4. Harriet Newel Simons, b. May 12, 1836, near Athens, O.; m. Aug. 

12, 1855, Lowell, 0., Daniel Porter, b. .Jan. 9, 1836, Marietta, 
d, Apr. 4, 1891, near Osborn City, Kan., son of Elmer and 
Mary (Babson) Porter. Daniel was a farmer, living at Lower 
Salem, O., at the opening of the Civil War. He entered the 
service Aug. 14, 1862, and returned home June 23, 1865. He 
was with General Sherman's Army on its march to the sea. 
At the close of the war he removed to Iowa with his family 
and remained there twenty years, then removed to Osborn 
City, Kan., where he died. 


1. Flora Porter", b. Jan. 17, 1857; m. David L. Clayton, Sham- 

bough, la. 

2. Ralph Porter, b. June 5, 1860; m. Jennie Davis. 

3. Yiola Porter, b. Dec. 3, 1868; m. Martin Eector, Winona, Kan. 

4. Alma Porter, b. Mch. 27, 1871; m. Arthur Bradley, Harlem, 


5. Mary Porter, b. July 16, 1873; m. William Metzler. Res. Osborn 

City, Kan. 

6. Blanche Porter, b. Sept. 25, 1877; d. July 21, 1878. 


458. James H.« Sprague (brother to No. 456), b. Sept. 
22, 1801, Lowell, 0., d. Jan. 30. 1852, Hartford City, Ind. ; m. 
(1) Apr. 13, 1826, in Washington Co., 0., Mary Owen, b. Dee. 7, 
1806, Lowell, d. Jan. 22, 1837, Hartford City, dan. of Daniel 
and Hannah (Allison) Owen. He m. (2) Apr. 27, 1837, Sarah 
Simonton, b. Dec. 28, 1813, Athens, 0., dan. of Da\'id and Alice 

( ) Simonton. Farmer, res. Hartford City. His wife, 

Sarah, resides (1904) on the old homestead, in the house built 
by Mr. Sprague. 

(Five by wife Mary and seven by wife Sarah.) 

I. AthalindaT, b. Feb. 20. . 

n. Franklin, b. June 17, ; m. (1) Temperance Brooks; 

m. (2) . 

m. Anastacia. 
IV. Alexander. 
639. V. Mary, b. Jan. 1, 1837. 

VI. Analyzia, b. May 20, 1838; m. Thomas E. Underbill. He 

is dead. Child: James Underbill. 
vn. John, 
vm. Euphamy. 
iz. Decatur. 
X. Lansing. 
XI. Selecta. 
xn. Samantha. 

459. Deborah® Sprague (sister to No. 456), b. Sept. 22, 
1801, d. July 4, 1887, Lowell, 0.; m. (1) Henry Swift, b. 

, in England, d. . She m. (2) Feb. 29, 1828, 

Daniel Owen, b. Nov. 25, 1782, Providence, R. I., d. , 

at Lowell, son of James and Mary (Gardner) Owen. (See note 
17.) Deborah was a woman of intelligence and a member of the 
Pioneer Association of Marietta; in religion she was a Baptist. 
Her later years were passed wdth her daughter, Mary IVIiller. 

Note 17. James Owen and family, of Pro\-idence, R. L, came with 
Gen. Varnum to Marietta, in June 1788. He was a private in CoL 
Tophara's Regt., 1777, in the Revolutionary War. Mrs. Owen was 
the first white woman to come to the Northwest Territory. She was 
given 100 acres of land at Rainbow, by the Ohio Company, for her 
services in the smallpox epidemic. She was buried at Rainbow. O. 
Jjimea was buried on his farm across the river from Lowell. 



Ist. m. 

1. MaryT Swift, b. Aug. 6, 18 ; d. Oct. 20, 1901; ro. Oct. 25, 1840; 

John Miller. He resides (1902) Duncan Falls, O. 


1. Harriets Miller, b. Sept. 3, 1841; m. John A. Foray the; res. 

Duncan Falls. 

2. Maria Miller, b. Aug. 4, 1843; m. Washington Neff. 

3. William Miller, b. Apr. 26, 1845; m. Katherine Ne£F. He 

served in the Civil War, in Co., A, 122d Regt. 2d. Brigade 
3d, Division, O. V. I. Was wounded in the battles of 
Harpers Ferry and Appomatox. Res. Empora, Kan. 

4. Eliza Miller, b. Feb. 6, 1847; d. . 

5. Peter Miller, b. Nov. 23, 1849, in Easton, Pa.; m. Callie Harris. 
S. Samuel Miller, b. July 2, 1852, at Duncan Falls; m. Lilly 


7. Sarah Miller, b. Oct. 6, 1854. 

8. John Miller, b. Oct. 26, 1856; m, Mary Luby, Res. Emporia, Kan. 

9. Mary Miller, b. Nov. 9, 1858; m. Rev. T. Ashton. 

10. Carrie Miller, b. Nov. 19, 1861; m. Lester Carter; res. Duncan 


11. Henry Miller, b. ; d. Sept. 12, 1886. 

12. Charles Miller, b. ; Jan. 1894. 

2. Richard^ Swift, b. ; m. Lucinda Roach; lived in Ind. 

3. William Swift. 

4. Viletta Swift, b. ; d. unm. near Sandusky. 

5. Ellen Swift, b. ; m. Morris Parker. 

2d. m. 

6. Hannah Owen, b. Dec. 13, 1828; m. Jessie Nickolson. 

7. Daniel Owen, b. Nov. 28, 1831, at Lowell; m. May 9, 1852, Mercy 

Chapman, b. , 1830, at Lowell; d. Nov. 12, 1902, dau. 

Davis and Sally (Davis) Chapman. He was one of the best 
known farmers of Washington Co. He d. in 1910 at Lowell 
on the farm where his ancestors had settled. 

1, Florences Owen. 

a, Alice Owen. b. , 1855; m. D. W. Kelly. Res. Marietta. 

3. Linnie Owen. 

8. HenryT Owen, b. June 26, 1835. 

460. Amy« Spkague (sister to No. 456), b. Feb. 7, 1S04, 
Beverly, 0., d. July 11, 1881, buried at Big Run Cemetery; m. 
July 8, 1824, Daniel Roach, b. Oct. 18, 1792, Alexandria. Va., 
d. July 10, 1850, at Big Run, Noble Co., 0., son of William and 




Amelia (Morris) Roach. (See note 12.) Daniel m. (1) Feb. 19, 
1817, Sarah Stephens, who d. Aug. 17, 1823, ae. 27. 

I. D'aniel Manchesterf Koach, b. May 11, 1825, at Lowell, d. Jan. 1, 
1907, Hartford City, Ind.; m. Apr. 13, 1843, at Big Run, Susan 
O. Hanson, b. Oct. 12, 1824 at Lowell, d. Feb. 26, 1911, Belle- 
foantaine, O., dau. of Joseph E. and Eleanor (Waller) Hanson. 
After receiving a good common school education, he (Daniel, 
Jr.) settled near Lowell, but soon after the war removed to 
Hartford City, Ind. Carpenter and farmer. Mrs. Roach was 
8 member of the D. A. R. 

1. Lyman Stacys Roach, b. Jan. 17, 1845; m. Aug. 19, 1869, at 
Beverly, Nora Jenne, b. Jan. 21, 1849 at Coal Run, dau. 
of Calvin A. and Lillie (Eddy) Jenne. 

He was a cabin boy on a Muskingum River steamer; 
machinist in R. R. shops at Parkersburg, W. Va.; fireman 
and later engineer on B. & O. E. B., running from Park- 
ersburg to Grafton; resigned and became engineer on P. 
ft H. R. R. and was general superintendent of all the 
engines and rolling stock of the company. In 1877, left 
W. Va. for Marshall, Tex,, and was an engineer on the 
T. & P. R. R. nntri severely injured in a wreck in 1885. 

Merchant from 1894 to 1900; appointed postmaster 
of Texarkana, Tex., Jan. 1905, by Pres. Roosevelt, and is 
Btill in office. Mr. Roach has served as alderman of Tex- 
arkana and was city treasurer one term, and has twice 
been assessor and collector for Bowie Co. A member of 
B. of L. E., Odd Fellow, Mason and newspaper man. 

He was a member of Battery C, O. V. L. A. in Capt. 
S. B. Garry's Co., in the Civil War; was taken prisoner 
at Savannah, Ga., Dec. 13, 1864, and held at Florence 
Stockade Prison, S. C, from which he and fourteen others 
including Capt. Garry, were taken out to Pocatelego and 
having been sentenced to be shot were facing the line of 
fifteen guards when Gen. Hardee appeared and rescued 
them just at the firing point of order. He was held a 
prisoner 90 days and was very much emaciated at the 
close of the war. 

(Ref. Reminiscences, Lyman S. Roach, 61 pages.) 


1. Wilbur Eddy9 Roach, b. Sept. 11, 1870; d. young. 

2. Lela Ediths Roach, b. Oct. 11, 1875; m. William Arthur 



S Lucetta MasonS Koach, b. Aug. 20, 1847; m. Feb. 8, 1866, at 
Lowell, James W. Lang, b. Nov. 3, 1842, ZaneaviUe, O., 
Bon of Benj. and Delila (Stokes) Lang. He served four 
years in the Civil War, first in 18tb Regt. O. V. L, Col. 
Timothy R. Stanley commanding; second in 63d Eegt. 
O. V. L Col, John "W. Sprague commanding. Promoted 
from private to Corporal in 1863. He participated in 
many battles and skirmishes and was honorably discharged 
July 18, 1865, at Columbus, O. Res. Kenton, O. 


1. Lewis E.9 Lang, b. Apr. 5, 1867; m. Minnie Rose; res. 

Leavenworth, Kan. 

2. Walter R. Lang, b. Sept. 9, 1869; m. Lydia Daniels. 

3. Wallace W.s Roach, b. Mch. 11, 1850; m. Louisa M. Sprague. 

4. Electa K. Roach, b. Oct. 2, 1855; res. in Belief ontaine, O. 

6. Joseph E. Roach, b. June 29, 1860; d. Aug. 9, 1903; m. Anna J. 

Butter, b. July 4, 1864, in Logan Co., O., dau. of 

and Jane (Irwin) Butter. Mrs. Roach is post-mistTess 
at Atlanta, Tex. 


1. Lyman Donald* Roach, b. July 29, 1884; res. Corpus Christi, 


2, Joseph Edward Roach, b. Apr., 1891. 

6. Carrie B.s Roach, b. July 26, 1864, Lowell, O.; m. Feb. 23, 1882, 
Bellefontaine, O., John G. Haybeck, b. May 3, 1858, Phila- 
delphia, Pa., d. Mch. 15, 1885, Dallas, Tex., son of Michael 
and Barbara (Rapoon) Haybeck, who came from Bavaria, 
Germany. Carrie m. (2) Dec. 5, 1899, Henry E. Thompson, 
and resides at Bellefontaine, 0. She is as member of the 
N. S. D. A. R. 


1, Cecil" Haybeck, b. Jan. 14, 1883; d. Aug. 11, 1883. 

2. Georgia A. Haybeck, b. June 23, 1885. 

2, William' Roach, b. Nov. 17, 1829; m. Feb. 3, 1856, Lowell, O., Isabel 
Atherton, b. Jan. 21, 1835, Washington, Del. He resides at 
Zanesville, O. 

1, Charles A.s Roach, b. Nov. 6, 1856, at Lowell; m. Minnie Printz. 

Res. Milo, O. 
3. John O. Roach, b. Dec. 2, 1858; m. in Chicago, Blanche Preston. 
Res. Denver, Col. 


1. Parley P.' Roach. 

2. Louis T. Roach. 

3. John O, Roach. 


3, William Wallaces Roach, b. Nov. 12, 1860, Lowell; m. Dec. 3, 

1885, Zanesville, O,, Alice T. Porter, b. Sept. 12, 1862, 
Zanesville, dau. of Silvers and Margaret (Whittaker) 
Porter. William is a grocer, Zanesville, O. Child: Mar- 
gareta Porter Roach, b. Aug. 25, 1892. 

4. Parleys Roach, b, Dec. 18, 1870, Lowell; m. Mary Etta Williams, 

of Zanesville. He is a grocer, Zanesville. 

3. Clarinda7 Roach, b. Mar. 25, 1836; d. about 1909; m. Jan. 1, 1851, 

Parley Rummer, b. May 9, 1826, in N, Y., son of Parley and 
Sarah (Tillotson) Rummer, both of French descent. Res. 
Lowell, O. 


1. Ira P3 Rummer, b. Aug. 16, 1857; m. Emma Skibington. Rei. 

(1904) McConnelsville, O. 


1. Parleys Rummer, b. June 19, 1881. 

2. Hallie Rummer, b. Oct., 1882. 

3. John Rummer, b. June 28, 1886. 

2. Flora C.s Rummer, b. Sept. 25, 1860; m. Jacob M. Merritt. 

3. Curtis Rummer, b. May 6, 1862; d. aged 3 mo. 

4. Effie Rummer, b. Aug. 2, 1863; m. Aug. 10, 1886, Edmund Geddes, 

b. Dec. 4, 1858. Res. Lowell, O. Child: 1. Cecil R.» 
Geddes, b. July 30, 1887. 

4. John B.7 Roach, b. July 13, 1844; d. Mch. 8, 1850. 
6. Ira N, Roach, b. Feb. 28, 1849; d. Mch. 3, 1850. 

461. William® Sprague (brother to No. 456), b. May 2, 
1805, d. Sept. 16, 1850, at Cochranton, 0. ; m. Dec. 28, 1826, in 
Washington Co., 0., Sarah Davis, b. there Aug. 2, 1807, d. May 
13, 1890, at Larue, O., dau. of Elisha and Nancy (Allison) 

He removed with his family from Washington Co., to 
Marion Co., 0., about 1832. Being of industrious and thrifty 
habits he became the owner of a large farm. He was a member 
of the Free Baptist Church. 

Elisha DavisT, b. Nov. 11, 1827. 
Satira, b. May 11, 1829. 

Ann Eliza, b. Dec. 9, 1830; d. Aug. 8, 1832. - 
Viletta, b. Aug. 30, 1833; d. Aug. 29, 1835. 
Orinda, b. Aug. 11, 1835; d. Sept. 23. 1836. 
Sarah E., b. June 22, 1838. 
William H., b. Oct. 21, 1S40. 
Louisa A., b. Apr. 3, 1843; d. Sept. 13, 1850. 














II. Emily O., b. Oct. 5, 1845; m. William Riley, a farmer, b. 

Oct. 20, 1823, d. Mch. 16, 1911, Larue, O., where the 

widow now resides. 
X. Olive P., b. Apr. 5, 1848; d. Sept, 19, 1850. 
XI. Wilbur N., b. Dec. 15, 1850; d. Sept. 8, 1852. 

462. Viletta' Sprague (sister to No. 456), b. June 28, 
*1807, d. Mch. 2, 1894, Hartford City, Ind. ; m. Apr. 21, 1833, 
Cyrenus J. Boyles, b. Oct. 27, 1808, in O., d. Aug. 19, 1854, 
Hartford City, son of Martin, b. Dec. 25, 1782, and Judith, (b. 
July 9, 1788) (Davis) Boyles. Cyrus was a wagon maker; rem, 
to Hartford City in 1839. 


1. SareptaT Boyles, b. June 2, 1834, in Athens Co., O.; d. Feb. 21, 1876; 

m. Oct. 9, 1856, near Hartford City, James Saxon, son of 
James and Acenith (Wixon) Saxon. Res. Hartford City. 

1. Charles^ Saxon, b. Aug. 3, 1857; m. Nancy H. Courtney. 

2. Sarah Jane Saxon, b. Sept. 2, 1859; m. George Turner. 

3. George W. Saxon, b. May 15, 1862; m. Ethel Freeman. 

2. Miranda" Boyles, b. Aug. 23, 1837; d. Sept. 23, 1840. 

3. Banson Rolvin Boyles, b. Sept. 14, 1840, Hartford City; m. there, 

July 23, 1868, Susannah Spencer, b. Jan. 28, 1851, Clinton Co., 
O., d. Feb. 27, 1871, dau. of John B. and Nancy E. (Thorp) 
Spencer. In 1879 removed from Hartford City to Lincoln, 
Kan., where he died Jan. 31, 1906, a retired farmer. Child: 
1. Rosetta8 Boyles, b. Jan. 29, 1871; m. Aug. 8, 1888, William 
P. Zeigler. 

4. Anastacia^^ Boyles, b. Aug. 7, 1843, Hartford City; m, Moses M. 

Wilson, b. Feb. 21, 1831, Portsmouth, O., d. Mch. 1, 1910. He 
was a farmer, Hartford City, Ind. 
6. Jasper S. Boyles, b. May 29, 1845, Hartford City; d. Feb. 14, 1876; 
m. Sept. 4, 1870, Anna C. Cassell, b. July 10, 1851, Hartford 

City, dau. of Abraham and (Erwin) Cassell. He was 

a farmer; resided at Hartford City. 


1. Clara? Boyles, b. July 13, 1871; m. James Hall; lives at Vin- 

cennes, Ind. 

2. John R. Boyles, b. May 15, 1874; m. Millia Huggins; lives at 

Hartford City. 
«. XJraniaT Boyles, b. Nov. 9, 1847, Hartford City; m. Apr. 2, 1870, 
Isaac Inman, b. Apr. 24, 1844, Hartford City, son of Samuel 
and Atagail (Dickson) Inman. Isaac was a farmer for some 
yrs. at Columbus, Ind., then removed to Milgrove, Ind., the 
present home of the family. 



1. Ira N.8 Bojles, b. Oct. 16, 1872. 

2. Francisco Boyies, b. Oct. 3, 1875. 

3. Reva A. Beyles, b. Aug. 19, 1877. 

4. Luther C. Boyies, b. Dec. 19, 1883. 

5. Rosa Viletta D ul le s, b. ; d. Aug. 19, 1875. 

6. Emma Annetta Boylo s ; b. ; d. Jan. 26, 1881. 

463. Minerva^ SPRa^GUE (sister to No. 456), b. June 15, 
1810, d. June 1, 1853, Lowell, 0. ; m. Hiram Ripley, b. Oct. 9, 
1812, Keith, 0., d. Feb. 23, 1892, at Soldiers Home, Dayton, 
0., son of John and Mary (Sprague) Ripley. Hiram was a 
farmer and miller; resided near Lowell. 


I. EbenezerT Ripley, b. Jan. 30, 1S30; m. Jerusba Smith True, b. Dec. 

3, 1838, dau. of Amlin True (b. Feb. 16, 1809) and Martha 
(Frown) (b. July 3, 1814), dau. of John Brown, who was killed 
in the War of 1812. Amlin was a son of Ephraim True. (See 
No. 747.) He is a farmer (1909), Rockland, O. 


1. Edwins Ripley, b. July 20, 1860; m. Eva Morehead. 

2. Vilettie Ripley, b. June 16, 1836; m. (1) Alonzo McDonald; m. 

(2) Francis Russell. 

3. • Adda Ripley, b. Sept. 9, 1865. 

4. Ralph Ripley, b. July 18, 1869; m. Mary Marquis. 

5. John Wesley Ripley, b. Apr. 5, 1872. 

6. Frank Ripley, b. May 5, 1875; drowned Sept. 11, 1882. 

7. Dora Ripley, b. Aug. 16, 1877. 

8. Martha Estella Ripley, b. Aug. 23, 1880; m. Howard Anderson. 

2. Elmiraf Ripley. 

3. Eli Ripley, m. Catherine Vaughn; res. Marietta, O. 

4. Orinda Ripley, m. David Weakley; res. Park Rapids, Minn. 

5. Margaret Ripley, m. Nicholas Barnhart; res. South Olive, O. 

6. Mary Ripley, m. Isaiah Groves. 

7. Minerva Ripley, m. John Donilson; res. Farley, O. 

8. Betsey Ripley, lives in Illinois. 

9. Hiram Ripley, killed in Battle of Mission Ridge. 
10. Gertrude Ripley, m. Weaver. 

II. Hosea Ripley, b. June 29, 1849, Lowell, O.; m. May 5, 1872, Clay- 

tona, O., Mary Ann Taylor, b. Aug. 18, 1834, at Claytona, dau. 
of John and Mary (Bacon) Taylor. He is a farmer, Claytona, 
O. Child: 1. Parleys Ripley, b. June 9, 1874; m. June 11, 1901, 
• Elisabeth Roff, 


464. Elizabeth B.' Sprague (sister to No. 456), b. June 

24, 1818, Keith, 0., d. May 24, 1845, South Olive, 0. ; m. Dec. 

25, 1842, at Keith, Jacob Johnson Shriver, b. there Nov. 1819, 
d. Meh. 25, 1904. Son of Michael and Susan ( ) Shriver. 

He was a farmer ; resided near South Olive. 


1. A daughter^, b. May 24, 1845; d. Maj 28, 1845. 

2. Eliza G. Shriver, b. Sept. 5, 1843, South Olive; d. July 15, 1883, 

Haga, O.; m. Sept. 17, 1864, "VTilliam Eadcliff, b. Mch. 30, 1840, 
Caldwell, O. He is a farmer, Haga, O. 


1. George J.8 Radcliff, b. May 10, 1866, at Haga; m. June 7, 1890, 

at South Olive, Ida McBride, b. Feb. 16, 1870, Dudley, O., 
dau. of Jacob and Nancy (Moore) McBride. Res. Caldwell. 


1. L. "Wiselyo Eadcliff, b. Apr. 13, 1891. 

2. "Willard A. Eadcliff, b. June 23, 1893. 

3. Handson Eadcliff, b. July 3, 1895. 

4. "William Eadcliff, b. Oct. 10, 1897. 

5. Ruby Radcliff, b. Feb, 14, 1900. 

6. Claude Radcliff, b. Dec, 28, 1903. 

2. William E.s Eadcliff, b. Sept. 7, 1874, at Haga; m. Aug. 31, 

1898, at Keith, Mary E. Eaney, b. May 18, 1874, dau of 
Zachariah "V. and Elizabeth (Conn) Eaney. He is a 
physician, Eeinersville, O. Child: 1. John 6.» Eadcliff, b. 
Nov. 26, 1899. 

3. David W.8 Eadcliff, b. May 11, 1877. 

465. John B.« Sprague (brother to No. 456), b. June 25, 
1818, Keith, O. : m. about 1843, Harrietta Thourla, b. Aug. 30, 
1822, at BeU Valley, Noble Co., 0., d. Feb. 7, 1896, at Keith, dau. 
of Benjamin Thourla. 

He was a farmer and the last living grandchild of Major 
Joshua* Sprague. He d. Feb. 27, 1909, aged 92 years, at the 
home of his son "Wilbur, near Keith. 

I. Lettie', b. Sept. 20, 1844; d. Oct. 30, 1898; m. Philander 

644. n. Eliza, b. Jan. 27, 1849. 

ni. Phebe, b. June 9, 1855; d. Oct. 16, 1904, unm. 

645. TV. Sarah Celesta, b. Oct. 21, 1858. 

646. V. Wilbur B., b. Sept. 29, 1861. 


466. DiANA^ Sprague (sister to No. 456), b, ; m. 

Aug. 18, 1836, at Keith, Henry "Wandling. ]Mr. Wandling was 
a farmer. They removed from Noble Co. to Chester, Meigs Co., 
O., where they both died. 


1. AdamT "Wandling, b. ; m. Bailey. 

2. Nancy Wandling, b. ; m. Jonathan Yarnel. 

3. Wesley Wandling. 

4. Keziah Wandling. 

5. Serepta Wandling, b. ; m. (1) Henry Wells; m. (2) Henry 


6. Eliza Wandling. 

7. Silas Wandling. 

467. Zebedee' Sprague (William', William*, William', 
William^, William^), of Abington, Mass., b. there, Meh. 11, 17S0, 
d. Aug. 14, 1856, No. Stoughton; m. Feb. 1, 1806, Susannali 


647. r. PollyT, b. June 8, 1807. 

648. n. Eliza, b. Jan. 5, 1808. 

649. m. William, b. July 5, 1810. 

650. rr. Susannah, b. Oct. 28, 1812. 

V. Lorenzo, b. July 18, 1821; d. unm. Dec. 14, 1878. 

468. Eliphaz" Sprague (brother to No. 467), of Abington 
and Holbrook, Mass., b. Apr. 15, 1788, in Abington, d. Feb. 4, 
1870, in Holbrook; m. (1) Lydia Harlow, who d. in Abington, 
July 19, 1821, ae. 30, dau. of Capt. Zacheus Harlow of Ply- 
mouth; m. (2) June 5, 1823, Lydia Brackett' Thayer of Ran- 
dolph, b. there Oct. 3, 1790, dau. of Levi" (Benjamin^ John*, 
Richard^ Richard^ Richard^, and Alice (Belcher). (Ref. Faxon 
fam. 1880, 160; Thayer mem., 1874, 29; Harriet N. (Sprague) 

(Six by each wife.) 

651. I. Chandler, b. Oct. 11, 1811. 

652. n. Jesse Harlow, b. Sept. 3, 1813. 

653. m. Elbridge, b. Mch. 15, 1816. 

654. IV. Harriet Newell, b. Oct. 26, 1817. 

V. Adolphus, b. 1819; in 1846 or 1847 he went to New Bedford 
and obtained a position on a whaling vessel. He was 
accidentally drowned at Honolulu; unm. 


ess. VI. James, b. Mch. 4, 1820. 

•56. vn. Alvin Homer, b. Apr. 12, 1824, Abington. 

657. vra. Eliza A., b. Sept. 6, 1825. 

658. EC. Lydia Jane, b. June 15, 1827. 

X. Nathaniel Paine, b. Nov. 21, 1830; d. Mch. 24, 1902, Hol- 
brook, Mass.; boot and shoe mfr.; m. Nov. 4, 1853, Eliza- 
beth Faxon Howard, dau. of Elijah and Abigail (Faxon) 
Howard. Mrs. Sprague res. (1912) in Holbrook. 
XI. Quincey, b. Sept. 25, 1831; soldier in Civil War; d. unm., 

Dec. 19, 1885, in Holbrook. 
xn. Emily, b. 1834; d. Feb. 2, 1907, Holbrook; m. Augustu* 
Chandler; no issue. 

469. John® Sprague (SamueP, Joshua*, William^ 
William^ William^), b. May 20, 1785, Abington, Mass., d. abt. 
1860, Charlotte, Me. ; m. Sarah Lincoln, who d. abt. 1862, at 
Charlotte, dau. of Moses of Perry, Me. 


I. John7. 

n. Merril. 

in. Sarah. 

IV. Elijah. 

V. Jotham. 

VI. Mehitable. 

vn. Moses. . 

659. viu. Jesse Gleason, b. June 19, 1822. 

EX. Susan. 

470. Andrew® Sprague (brother to No. 469), of Dermys- 
ville and Pembroke, Me., b. Jan. 8, 1793, d. Apr. 22, 1877 ; m. 
Aug. 2, 1814, Mary Patten* Allen, b. Apr. 25, 1795 (Wilder 
says Aug. 24, 1792, and prob. in Nova Scotia), d. Sept. 25, 1846, 
in Pembroke, dau. of Mark^ Allen, 1770-1818 (Col. John% 
William^ of Scotland) and Susannah' (Wilder) (Theophilus*, 
Theophilus^, Jabez-, Edward^). , 

Andrew Sprague and wife ^Fary and others of Dennysville, 
Me., executed deeds for the sale of lands located in the Refugee 
tract (Military lands in Franklin Co., 0.. set apart to satisfy 
claims of refugees from Nova Scotia and Canada at time of 
Revolutionary War). Col. John- Ailing (or Allen) received a 
grant of 2240 acres in this tract. (See Hist. Ohio, 1904, Howe, 
ii, 67, 69; also Note 2 in thin book.) 


(Ref. Book of the Wilders, 1878, Rev. Moses H. Wilder, 
357; Kidder's Hist. Eastern Maine, 1867, 29; Dennysville Cent., 
1886, 101; Herbert B. Sprague.) 


J. Andrew, b. Apr. 30, 1815; m. Eliza P. Bosworth. 

n. Mary Abigail, b. Feb. 4, 1817; m. Rev. Amos P. Battey. 

m. Benjamin, b. Apr. 17, 1819; lost at sea, spring of 1842. 

IV. Susannah Allen, b. Apr. 1, 1821; m. Rev. Francis A, Soule. 

V. Samuel Patten, b. July 6, 1823; m. Eliza Maria Foster. 
VI. Eliza Ann, b. Jan. 10, 1826; m. Josiah B. Mayo. 

vn. Sarah Jane, b. Mch. 2, 1828; m. Charles Low. 
vm. George "Washington, Sept. 9, 1830; m. Mary E. Bosworth. 

660. IX. Elijah Heding, b. Dec. 24, 1832. 

X. Martha Sargent, b. Sept. 5, 1836; m. Henry C. Wentworth. 
XI. Caroline, b. June 9, 1839; m. Albert C. Hersey. 

471. Dr. Simon" Sprague (Solomon', David*, David^, 

Williams William^, of Exeter, R. I., b. Jan. 17, 1754, d. ; 

m. Jan. 13, 1782, Newport, R. I., Abigail Holloway, of Newport. 

In 1782, he obtained permission of Gen. Ass. to go to New 
Shoreham to visit an aunt who was seriously ill. He was a 


I. Elizabeth, b. June 24, 1782. 

n. Mary, b. Apr. 8, 1784. 

m. Isabel, b. Feb. 6, 1786. 

IV. Sarah, b. Dec. 6, 1788. 

661. V. Jordan, b, Aug. 26, 1790. 

VI. Abigail, b. June 3, 1792; d. Oct. 13, 1795. 
vn. Penelope Holloway, b. Feb. 10, 1797. 

472. Col. John* Sprague (David*, David*, David', 
William^ William^), b. May 25, 1777, Cambridge, N. Y. ; m. (1) 
June 1, 1797, Betsey McMaster, b. 1777, at Cambridge, d. June 
2, 1824. He m. (2) Oct. 21, 1824, Mrs. Mary B. Purple, who d. 
Nov. 29, 1829 ; m. (3) Mch. 13, 1828, Mrs. Rowena Watson. 

He was a farmer, living in N. Y. Pie served as Col. in the 
war of 1812. Being an ardent Methodist he was appointed class 
leader, and through his influence a Chapel was built in North 
Greenwich. In 1818 he removed to Onondaga Co., and in 1819 
to Brutus, in Cayuga Co. In 1828 he removed to Cato. where 


he married his third wife. He died Aug. 16, 1856, at West- 

buiy, N. Y. 


662. I. Mary, b. Mch. 24, 1798. 

U. Fanny, b. Jan. 18, 1800; m. Alfred Luckey. 
m. William, b. Nov. 9, 1801. 

663. IV. James, b. July 10, 1803. 

V. Anna, b. June 7, 1805; m. (1) Coats; m. (2) 


664. VI. Otis, b. Apr. 18, 1807. 

665. VII. Edward B., b. May 22, 1809. 

vm. Eunice, b. Apr. 19, 1811; m. Eoswell Cook. 

IX. Almina, b. Jan. 20, 1813; m. Philemon Kent. 

X. Zilphia, b. Apr. 15, 1816. 

XI. John Henry, b. July 24, 1817; d. Feb. 28, 1820. 

xu. John Henry (2), b. Sept. 4, 1826; d. Sept. 30, 1827. 

XIII. Harvey, b. Oct. 31, 1829; d. Oct. 27, 1834. 

XIV. Rowena, b. Aug. 22, 1831; d. May 24, 1852. 

473. John C* Spragub (John', John*, Jonathan', William', 
"William^), of Claremont, N. H., farmer and music teacher, b. 
June 10, 1770, d. June 24, 1844, ae. 74 yrs. ; ra. Sept. 11, 1783. 
in Claremont, Onde Petty, who d. Oct. 7, 1831, ae. 62 yrs., prob. 
dau. of Capt. Reuben, who d. Mch. 16, 1818, ae. 80 yrs. and Lydia 
(Field) Petty. Capt. Petty 's father, Joseph, served in French 
and Indian "War. 


666. I. Joseph Waldo, b. Mch. 31, 1789. 

n. Calista, b. Mch. 19, 1791; d. Feb. 4, 1842, ae. 51 yrs., Clare- 
mont; m. Joseph Gage, who d. there July 19, 1861, ae. 
72 yrs. (Cem. insc.) 

667. III. John H., b. Sept. 22, 1792. 

IV. Nancy, b. June 5, 1794; d. Oct. 13, 1847, unm. 

474. Susan ]M.« Sprague (sister to No. 473), b. Apr. 4, 
1772, d. Sept. 19, 1819 ; m. Feb. 14, 1792, Samuel Blodgett, b. 
Dec. 29, 1770, d. 1854. 

(Probably born in Claremont, N. H.) 

1. W;illiam Blodgett, b. Nov. 22, 1795. 

2. James Blodgott, b. Nov. 25, 1797; d. unm. 

3. Samuel Blodgett, b. Dec. 14, 1799; m. Caroline Hayden of Claremont. 

4. Chester Blodgett, b. Oct. 31, 1806. 


475. Isaac A.« Sprague (brother to No. 473), b. Apr. 9, 
1776, d. July 31, 1829, Claremont, N. H. ; m. Mch. 1798, Clarissa" 
Hubbard, b. Apr. 25, 1781, d. :May 17, 1810, Danville, Yt., dau. 
Hezekiah' and Prudence (Sumner) Hubbard. (See note 18.) 

He was a farmer, Claremont, N. H. 


668. I. Prudence, b. May 29, 1798. 

n. Harriett, b. 1801; d. Sept. 17, 1802, ae. 10 mo. 11 days. 

669. in. Henry Hubbard, b. .June 8, 1803. 

670. IV. George Franklin, b. Apr, 2, 1807. 

476. Simon* Sprague (Jonathan', John*, Jonathan', 
Williams William^), of Isleboro, Me., b. May 27, 1784, d. June 
26, 1868 ; m. Lvdia Dodge, dau. of Simon. She d. Sept. 1, 1848, 
ae. 63. 


(Bang. Hist. Mag., 1888, iv, 90-205.) 

671. I. Simon D., b. Sept. 2, 1811. 

n. Elzada, b. Apr. 13, 1S15; m. Noah D. Sargent. 
m. Joshua, b. Sept. 19, 1819; lost at sea Mar. 9, 1844. 
nr. Drusette, b. Mch. 15, 1818; m. George M. Sawyer. She d. 

477. Solomon® Sprague. (brother to No. 476), of Spragues 

Cove, Islesboro, ]\Ie., b. New Shoreham, R. I. ; d. Dec. 

25, 1850, Islesboro; m. (1) Feb. 12, 1812, Lucretia N. Dodge, b. 
Oct. 4, 1792, d. Jan. 13, 1833, dau. of Rathbum and Lydia (Pen- 
dleton) ; m. (2) Oct. 5, 1834, Lydia J.^ Pendleton, b. Jan. 29, 
1814, dau. of Joseph- and Wealthy (Thomas). 

(Ref. Farmer's Hist. Islesborough, 282; Bangor Hist. Mag., 
1888, i, 93; iv, 90-205.) 

Note 18. — Georgei Hubbard came to America in 1621; first Town- 
ship Clerk, Wethersfield, Conn. One of his 19 children was: Jobnz Hub- 
bard, who m. Mary Hill of Hartford, Ct. One of their 8 children was: 
Col. David3 Hubbard of Glastenbury, b. 16S5; d. 1760; 'm. Prudence, 
dau. of Col. David Goodrich. One of their 10 children was: Hezekiah* 
Hubbard, b. 1728; d. 1783; m. Hannah Orcutt, b. 1731, d. 1813. One of 
their children was: Eev. Hezekiah"' Hubbard, b. 1753, d. 1783; m. Pru- 



1. Lucrctia, b. 1812. 
n. Barbour B., b. June 9, 1815. 
ni. Maria R., b. Aug. 29, 1821; m. 1841, John Veazie, Jr. She 

d. Jan. 20, 1855. 
IV. Angeline, b. Apr. 24, 1825; d. Nov. 27, 1832. 
V. Elvira, b. Aug. 27, 1827; d. abt. 1843-1845. 
VI. Angeline, b. Oct. 1, 1832; d. June, 1847. 
vn. Emeline P., b. May 4, 1839; m. June 15, 1859 (pub.) George 

F. KeUer. 
vin. Solomon, b. Dec. 25, 1842; d. Jan. 9, 1845. 
rx. Lydia Jane, m. Henry Coombs, son of Anthony and Ehoda 

X. Joshua D., b. Apr. 25, 1845. 
XI. Rose E., b. Oct. 3, 1849; d. Sept. 22, 1862. 
xn. Herbert, m. Mary Pendleton. 

478. Rathburn D.® Sprague (brother to No. 476), of Isles- 
boro, Me., b. abt. 1796, New Shoreham, R. I., d. Nov. 9, 1880, 
ae. 84, in Islesboro ; m. Feb. 7, 1833, Sarah E. Pendleton, b. 
Sept. 23, 1807, d. Dec. 1879, dau. William and Pegg:j^ (Pendle- 
ton) Pendleton. Planner, Justice of the Peace, Deacon, In- 
surance Agent, Notary Public, etc. 

(Ref. Farmer's Hist. Islesborough, 282, portrait and fam.; 
Bangor Hist. Mag., 1888, iv. 90.) 

I. Leonidas Bray^ b. Dec. 26, 1833; d. Oct. 12, 1836. 
872. n. William Pendleton, b. Oct. 1, 1835. 

in. Sarah Josephine, b. Oct. 26, 1839; m. Lycurgus P. Gilkey. 
IV. Laurinda A., b. Oct. 25, 1840; m. (1) Feb. 7, 1859, Geo. T. 
673. V. Joseph A., b. Aug. 9, 1845. 
VI. Ophelia A., b. Oct. 11, 1851. 

479. Capt. Holmes" Spr^^gue (Ephraim^ Benjamin*, Jo- 
nathan", William-, William^), of Bridgewater, ]\[ass., b. there 
1783, d. Oct. 3, 1869: m. 1808, Betsey, dau. Daniel Copeland. 
At 200th An. Bridgewater, 1856, Holmes Sprague was one of the 
Vice-Presidents. (Ref. ^Mitchell's Hist. Bridgewater.) 

dences Sumner, dau. of Col. Benjamin and Prudence* (Hubbard) (Col! 
David'' Hubbard) Sumner. One of their daughters was: Clarissa' Hub- 
bard, m. Isaac A.« Sprague. (Ref. Hubbard Gen.) 


L Ephraim Holmes^, b. 1809; m. Lois Washburn, dau. of 

Nathaniel and Salome (Simmons). 
u. Betsey Copeland, b. 1812; m. 1837, "Warren White Barker, 

son of Jedediah. She d. Oct. 13, 1865. 
in. Edgar, b. 1815. 

674. IV. Caleb Carey, b. 1819. 

480. Amasa" Sprague (William^ William*, Peter\ 
William^ William^), of Cranston, R. I., b. there, Apr. 10, 1798. 
d. there, Dec. 13, 1845: murdered by John Gordon, who was 
tried, convicted and executed; m. Fanny ilorgan, b. abt. 1805, 
dau. of Youngs ^klorgan, an honest and industrious shoemaker of 
Pequonnoc, Conn. 

Cotton manufacturer; the sons Amasa and William were 
the famous cotton manufacturing firm of A. & W. Sprague, 2d 
firm of that name. 

(Ref. Fuller's Hist., Warwick, R. I., 1875; IMorgan Gen., 


I. Henry", d. yonng. 
II. Fanny, d. young. 
* m. Julia, d. young. 

IV. Mary Ann, b. ; m. (1) ; m. (2) Franci? 

Latham; no children. 

V. Almira, b. ; m. Hon. Thomas A. Doyle of Providence. 

VI. Amasa, b. ; m. Mary Warburton. 

675. vn. William, b. Sept. 12, 1830. 

481. Gov. William* ■ Sprague (brother to No. 480^. of 
Warwick, R. I., b. Nov. 3, 1799, Cranston, R. I., d. Oct. 19. 1856, 
at Warwick ; m. IMary Waterman, who survived him. 

1832. Speaker of R. I. Assembly. 

1836-8. Member of Congress. 

1838-40. Governor of R. I. ("Old Governor.") Portrait in 
State House, Newport, by Lincoln. 

1842-5. U. S. Senator. 

1848-1856. Presidential Elector from Warwick ; cotton man- 
ufacturer, A. & W. Sprague, brothers, the first 
firm of that name. 
(Ref. Nar. Hist. Mag. vi; Fuller's Hist. Warwick (1?75) : 

Nat. Gyp. Am. Biog., xiii, 742.) 


I. ByronT, of Warwick, R. I., and Providence, b. Sept. 5, 
1824; m. Oct. 1, 1849, Harriet Comstock, b. Dec. 18, 
1828, dau. of Capt. William and Harriet (Pearson) Com- 
stock. Col. Byron Sprague d. July 31, 1866, leaving 
widow, two daughters and a son. 
n. Susan, m. Nov. 29, 1843, Edwin Hoyt of New York City. 

482. Anthony' Spbague (E.seck*, Anthony'', Anthony^ 
:; Anthony^ Anthony-, WilliamM, of New Haven, Vt., b. Oct. 9, 

1780, Lanesboro, Mass., d. Mch., 1850, New Haven; m. Rhoda 
Frisbee of,Westport, N. Y. She d. :^[ch. 1850, New Haven. 

I. Julius", m. Ann Bolton of New Haven; no issue. 
II. Matthew, d. unm., ae. 20. 

676. m. Evelyn. 

IV. Eliza, not married. 

483. Col. Eseck' Sprague (brother to No. 482), of New 
Haven, Vt., b. June 23, 1782, Lanesboro, ^Mass., d. Jan. 29, 1863, 
Constable, N. Y. ; ni. (1) Dec. 25, 1808, Sophronia' Huntington. 
b. Mch. 24, 1788, in Conn., d. 1812 or 1813, dau. Whitman^ and 
Susan (Clark) Huntington; m. (2) Jan. 11, 1814, Laura^ Hoyt, 
b. jMch. 1, 1791, in Lanesboro, d. Jan. 16, 1870, Constable, dau. 
Ezra". Mr. Sprague was very well kno^vTi in Northern N. Y. and 
Vt. He served as colonel in War of 1812. 


677. I. Julia S.% b. Sept. 25, 1809. 

678. II, Edwin Huntington, b. Apr. 24, 1811. 

484. Calvin" Sprague (brother to No. 482), of New Haven, 
Vt., b. May 31, 1784, Lanesboro, ^Mass. ; ra. 1805, Sophia" 
Huntington of New Haven, b. Aug. 1785, prob. Norwich. Conn.. 
d. Dec. 1857, dau. Abner" Huntington (Abner^, Caleb*, SamueP, 
Simon-, Simou^), and Abigail (Leavens). (Ref. Huntington Gen. 

' 1863, Iluntintrton. 272; Hist. Ackworth, N. H., 1869, Merrill, 


679. r. Charles Azro% b. .Lin-. 26, 1809. 

n. Fayette, b. 1817, New Haven, Vt.; d. July, 1896, aged 77; 


in. Adeline Abigail, b. 1811 in New Haven, Vt.; m. James Gil- 
more Dickey of Malone, N.Y., as his second wife. No issue. 
680. IV. Lucy, b. 1814. 

485. Lucy" Spr-\gue (sister to No. 482), of New Haven, 
Vt, b. Mch. 2, 1788, Lanesboro, ^lass., d. July 28, 1865; m. 
1811, Dr. Aden* Hall of New Haven. He was b. Sept. 25. 1786. 
Middlebury, Vt., son of Richard'^ and Alice (Arnold). 

(Ref. Halls of N. Eng., 1883, Hall, 260, 287.) 


1. Edwards Hall, b. Jan. 10, 1812; d. 1890-1900; m. Jan., 1835, Olive 

Kellogg of New Haven. Children. 1. Adelaides (dee'd); 2. 
Eleanor; 3. Lucy; 4. Evelyn (dec'd); 5. Aden; 6. Darwin C; 
7. Edward. 

2. Darwin Hall, b. Oct. 18, 1817. 

3. Sophia Hall, unm. 

4. July Hall, d. unm. 1864. 

486. Horace' Sprague (brother to 482), of New Haven, 
Vt., b. Oct. 29, 1793, New Haven, Vt., d. there Dec. 30, 1871 : m. 
Zurviah Eldredge, b. June 1, 1793, INIansfield, Conn., d. Feb. 

25, 1885. 

I. Walters, 
n, Eseek, d. Aug., 1897, aged 77; unm. 

681. m. Harriet J., b. Jan. 30, 1822. 

682. rv. Jerusha. 

V. Loyal, d. Apr., 1906, aged 76; m. Ella Wintermuth, of 
"Whitewater, Wis. No issue. 

683. VI. Sophia, b. June 15, 1S26. 

684. vn. Helen, b. June 28, 1833. 

viii. Marian, d. Feb. 13, 1890, aged 53; m. James Bird; no chil- 
DC William, d. Feb., 1833, aged 4. 

487. Dr. Alvah^ Sprague (brother to No. 482), b. Oct. 3, 
1802, New Haven, Vt., d. of pneumonia, Feb. 24, 1849, Vergeu- 
nes, Vt. ; m. at Moorestown, N. Y., Marian Moore, who d. Jan. 
1849. After following his profession for a time at Moo^esto^vn, 
he removed to Vergennes where he conducted a drug store on 
Main Street in addition to his practice. Member of the 
Addison Co. Med. Soc. 



685. I. Edward Wharton*, b. July 6, 1830. 
II. Maria, d. aged 12. 

nr. Cornelia; m. Edward Dowd and had Earle Edward Dowd, 

who lives in Sheffield, Ala. 
IV. Henry, m, ; res. (1912) Wasioja, Minn. No issue. 

488. Dr. Gideon^ Sprague (Gideon^ Anthony^, Anthony*, 
Anthony^, AnthonyS William^), b. Jan. 1, 1785, Salem, N. Y., d. 
Aug. 28, 1859 ; m. Jan. 5, 1812, New Haven, Vt., Maria Pier, b. 
Feb. 7, 1793. 

1811. Was the second Physician to locate in Hopkinton, N. Y. 

coming from New Haven, Vt. 
1814. Became a member of the St. Lawrence Co. Med. Society. 
1820, 1835 and 1843. Pres. of St. Lawrence Co. :Med. Society. 
1834. Coroner of St. Lawrence Co. (Hist. St. Lawrence Co., N. 

Y., 1853.) 

I. Frederick Piers, b. Sept. 11, 1814; d. at Terre Haute, Ind; 
a physician; in 1852 was a member of St. Lawrence Co. 
Med. Soc; m. Jan. 11, 1845, Noami H.' Griswold, b. Aug. 
11, 1823, d, Oct. 2, 1849, Benson, Vt. 

n. Henry WaterhousC, b. Apr. 14, 1817; d. Aug. 9, 1847, at 
White Hall; a physician; in 1842 was a member of St. 
Lawrence Co. Med. Soc; m. Laura Elizabeth^ Griswold 
(sister to Naomi H.t), b. July 12. 1821. Benson, Vt., dau. 
of Isaac^ Griswold (Isaac'*, Francis*, Samuel^, Francis^, 
Edwardi) and Huldah (Dickinson), dau. of Joel. (Loomis 
Gen., 1880, Elias Loomis, 917; Strong Fam.. 1871. Ben- 
jamin W. Dwight. 1373.) Child: William Griswold^, b. 
Sept. 18, 1842, Waltham, Mass; held a position in U. S. 
Patent Office at Washington. 

m. Harriet Welthyn, b. July 2, 1819; m. Charles Azro Sprague. 

IV. Fayette Palaski, b. Jan. 1, 1822; m. Sar.ih A. Brown. 

V. Caroline Abigail, b. Dec. 2, 1824; m. Thadius Laughlin. 

489. Roger T.'' Sprague (brother to No. 488), of New 
Haven, Vt., b. Aug. 18, 1786. in Vt., d. June 20, 1824: m. Harriet 
Hanchet, who d. Mch. 24, 1820 at New Haven. 


686. I. Loyal Terril, b. Dec. 6, 1812. 

:i. Eoger Tyler, b. Jan. 23, 1814; was a Judge in Cal.; m. 
Frances Blocksom, 


ui. Harriet Mariah, b. Sept. 21, 1815, in Vt.; d. in Cal.; m. 
James* Chandler, b. Feb. 2, 1805. Rochester, Vt., d. Sept. 
7, 1857, son of Nathan* (Josiah*, Josephs, John2, Wil- 
liami) and Lucy (Wing). (Eef. Chandler Fam., 1883, 
Chandler, 551.) Children: 1. Nora Eoxa Chandler, b. 
1848; res. Pacific Grove, Cal. 2. Child. 

IV. Sjlphina, b. Jan. 21, 1818; m. Buttolpb. 

490. George^ Sprague (John', Jedediah', Anthony*, An- 
thony', Anthony =, William^), b. Feb. 2, 1789, in Glocester, R. I.; 
m. Sarah Ann Darling, b. Aug. 27, 1799, d. Apr. 5, 1885, dau. 
of and Elizabeth (Wade) Darling. He was a far- 
mer; d. Glocester, Feb. 19, 1879. 

<87. I. Chad Angell, b. Nov. 25, 1820. 

n. Amanda, b. 1822; d. unm. 

m. Junietta, b. ; d. unm. 

IV. Francis, b. May 6, 1825; m. Emily A. Sayles. 
V, Caroline Elizabeth, b. July 12, 1828; d. Jan. 17, 1866; m. 
James B. Brown, b. July 15, 1827; d. Oct. 6, 1904, in 
Glocester, son of Sayles and Freelove (Keach) Brown. 

I. Eugene Elliot Brown, b. Aug. 5, 1851; m. Julia Mun- 

ger. Res. Mendon, ifass. 
n. Frederick Franklin Brown, b. June 24, 1855; m. Dora 

Salisbury. Res. Chico, Cal. 
m. Junietta Amanda Brown, b. July 5, 1858; m. Har- 
ris Steere. Res, Chepachet, R. I. 

491. Anthony"' Sprague (Anthony*, Jedediah'. Anthony*, 
Anthony^ Anthony^, William'), b. Nov. 23, 1805, Glocester, 
R. I. ; m, Jan. 1, 1842, Chatham, N. Y., Bethiah Sprague, b. Feb. 
24, 1823, in Glocester ; d. there June 6, 1910. He was a farmer ; 
d. in Glocester, Jan. 23, 1897. 


I. Mary Horton, b. ; m. John F. Steere. 

n. Sarah Dean, b. Aug. 14, 1842. 
688. UI. Jenks Anthony, b. Aug. 19, 1844. 

492. William R.^ Sprague (brother to No. 491), b. :\Ich. 
15, 1814, Glocester, R. I.; m. in Mystic, Conn., Dec. 25, 1866. 
Alice Owen, b. June 15, 1828, in Glocester; d. Feb. 1, 1889, 


Providence, R. I., dau. of Arnold and Mary (Brown) Owen. 
He was a grocer, Glocester ;d. May 13, 1871. 

I. William Arnold, b. Oct. 7, 1867; m. Feb. 16, 1899, Mary 
Frances Phetteplace, b. May 23, 1866, dau. of James B. 
and Ann M. T. (Brown) Phetteplace. He is a bookkeeper; 
res. 120 Dora St., Providence, E, I. 

493. Cyrus' Sprague (Lambert®, SamueP, SamueP, Sam- 
ueP, Anthony^, William^), of Woodbury, Vt., b. Oct. 25, 1824, 
Marshfield, Vt. ; d. Feb. 13, 1907; m. Sarah Kenaston, b. Nov. 
12, 1835 ; d. Dec. 23, 1910. 

U Demis Ann, b. Oct. 17, 1859; d. Jan. 13, 1881; m. Horace 

Batchelder, of Plainfield, Vt. 
n. Frank Lambert, b. Nov. 5, 1861; m. Florence G. Hersey, b. 
Apr. 8, 1872. Address, So. Woodbury, Vt. Children: 
Minnie E., Ealph O., Euby F., Esther E. and Addie L. 
ni. Ellen, b. Dec. 12, 1866; d. June 4, 1868. 
IV. Walter Albert, b. June 19, 1871; m. Mabel V. Willard: res. 

Marshfield, Vt. 
V. Lillian May, b. Mch. 31, 1880; m. Henry Bailey; res. Elmore, 

494. Mary A.' Sprague (sister to No. 493), b. Jan. 27, 
1827 ; in, George Lyford. 


1. Fred Lyford, res. Cabot, Vt. 

2. Bert Lyford, res. Cabot, Vt. 

3. Neal Lyford, res. Cabot, Vt. 

495. Lavina' Sprague (sister to No. 493), b. Dec. 8, 1828 • 
m. Peter Lyford. 


1. Ella Lyford. 

2. Alice Lyford. 

3. Sherman Lyford, res. East Montpelier, Vt. 

496. Willard' Sprague (brother to No. 493), b. Sept. 18, 
1831, Calais, Vt. ; ra. Sept. 18, 1866, Dorcas A. Capron, b. Sept. 
8, 1844, Williamstovvn, Vt., dau. of Lyman and Pamelia (Steb- 


bins) Capron. He is a farmer, living in Williamstown, Vt. 
Address, Graniteville, Vt. 


689. I. Bertha M., b. Oct. 1, 1872. 

497. LoRiNG^ Sprague (Joshna', Joseph^ Benjamin*, Jo- 

siah', Anthony^ William^), b. Meh. 23, 1792, d. ; m. 

Nov. 16, 1815, at Petersham, Mass., Sally McNear. 

I. Samuel, b. Jan. 6, 1822; d. 1912, in Orange, Mass, ae. 90. 
n. Sarah. 
m. Joseph. 

690. rv. Elbridge Gerry, b. Dec. 25, 1829. 

V. Frederick M. 

498. Joseph' Sprague (brother to No. 497), of Mc- 
Donough, N. Y., farmer, b. Oct. 2, 1794, d. abt. 1871 ; m. 1819, 
Dana, Mass., Mehitable Chamberlain, b. May 22, 1799, in Vt., 

d. abt. 1873-4. 

I. Marquis L, b. Oct. 5, 1819, Petersham, Mass.; m. (1) Sophro- 
nia Gale; m. (2) Betsey Evans. Children by wife Sophro- 
nia were: George Leander, Francis Isaiah, Maxy, Harriet 
and Otis and by wife Betsey: Charles, Edward, Frederick, 
William and Morris. The last five res. in Chenango Co., 
N. Y. 
'n. Francis Leander, b. ; m. (1) ; m. (2) Cyn- 
thia Crosby; m. (3) . Six children by wife 

Cynthia were: Angeline, Flora, Emma, Edward, George 
and Nellie; two children by third wife were: Howard 
and Francis. 

691. m. Lois Stockwell, b. July 25, 1821. 
r\r. Sarah, b. ; m. Joseph Gale. 

V. Lucy, b. ; m. William Dunn. 

VI. Harriet, b. ; m. Thomas Eollins. 

vn. Otis. 

vm. Lorin, b. ; d. young. 

499. George' Sprague (brother to No. 497), of Athol, 
Mass., b. there Sept. 5, 1796, d. June 25, 1870, Athbl : m. June 
1, 1826, Nancy Knight, b. June 15, 1805, Phillipston, Mass.; 
d. Dee. 9, 1879, Boston, dau. Thaddens and Martha (Fletcher) 












George Lorenzo, b. Apr. 6, 1828. 

Martha Angeline, b. Oct. 12, 1829; m. John Ambrose Spencer. 
Leander Milton, b. Oct. 19, 1832. 
Lucius Knight, b. Aug. 7, 1836. 
Edwin Loring, b. July 6, 1838. 
Henrj Harrison, b. Aug. 1, 1841. 

500. Ephraim S.^ Sprague (Joshua*, Joseph', Benjamin*, 
Josiah', Anthony-, William^), of Athol, Mass., b. there Dec. 14, 
1801, d. Feb. 23, 1867, McDonough, N. Y.; m. Oct. 20, 1829, 
Fitzwilliam, N. H., Sarah Thompson Wheeler, b. Jan. 1, 1809, 
Swanzey, N. H., d. May 24, 1870, Hartford, Conn. Builder. 

696. I. Charles Wright, b. June 18, 1831. 

IL Francis Henry, b. June 18, 1834; d. Oct. 20, 1841, Athol. 

III. James Thompson, b. Dec. 14, 1837; d. Oct. 24, 1841, Athol. 

IV. Frances James, b. June 18, 1843; d. Oct. 13, 1868, Hart- 

ford, Conn. 

501. Capt. Caleb^ Sprague (Caleb*, Jesse', Benjamin*, 
Josiah*, Anthony^, William^ of Hingham and Barnstable; 
shipmaster; b. Oct. 24, 1811, d. Aug. 19, 1893; m. (1) June 
24, 1836, Sarah Gorham of Barnstable. She d. Sept. 10, 1856, 
and he m. (2) Apr. 8, 1858, Katherine Gorham, who d. Sept. 
17, 1863. He m. (3) May 3, 1866, Josephine Hdif, who d. 


(Two by wife Sarah, one by wife Katherine and one by wife Josephine.) 

I. Caleb G.s, b. July 5, 1839; m. Apr. 2, 1861, Isabel Amanda^, 

b. May 10, 1840; d. Mch. 26, 1903, dau. of Samuel« Crocker 

(Daniels, Daniel+, Johns, Jobs, Williami) and Mary 

(Bracket). (Winslow Mem. 1888, i, 271.) 


Francis Williamo, b. Oct. 14, 1862; m. 1887, Sarah Chick. 
Children: i. Sallyio. ii, Maryio. m. Katherinei«. 
n. Francis Williams (Frank W.), b. Mch. 4, 1842; m. Nov. 4, 
1873, Frances E. Cutler of Boston, She d. Nov. 19, 1910. 
Res. Brookline, Mass. Child: Alice Frances», b. Aug. 
14, 1874. The author is greatly indebted to Mr. Sprague 
for much genealogical material contained in this volume. 


ra. Gorhams, b. May 1, 1862; m. Almeda Eldridge. Child: Louise 

IV. Edward Lorings, b. July 31, 1868; m. Jennie Hess. Child: 

Walter Hoff». 

502. Isaac* Sprague (Isaac®, Isaac', Isaac*, Josiah', 
Anthony-, William^), of Grantville, Mass., "artist"; b. Sept. 5, 

1811, Hingham, :Mass. ; d. 1895; m. (1) Hannah Colbath, b. 

d. ; m. (2) Sarah Eaton, b. , 1820, 

"Worcester, Mass., d. Sept. 19, 1870, ae 50, dau. of Amherst. 

(One child by wife Hannah, two children by wife Sarah.) 
I. Hannah b. Aug. 27, 1846; d. Aug. 25, 1869. 
n. Isaacs, b. July 16, 1859, Cambridge, Mass.; m. Dec. 21, 1893, 
at Wellesley, Mass, Helen P. Johnson, b. in Worcester. 
. Res. Wellesley Hills, Mass. Child: Isaac«, b. Jan. 31, lS9o. 
m. Marvin, b. Dec. 13, 1862; m. Edith Bachelor. 

503. LoREN A.^ Sprague (Levi^, Moses', Isaac*, Josiah', 
Anthony^, William^) of Er^^ng, Mass. ; farmer; b. Nov. 26, 1830: 
d. July 27, 1879, at Erving; m. Dec. 30, 1857, Brattleboro, 
Vt, Margaret Holden, b. August 20, 1838, at Northfield, Mass. ; 
dau. of Shepard and Martha M. (Anderson) Holden. She 
m. (2) Daniel P. Hutchins. 

I. Leon% b. Oct. 20, 1870, at Erving, d. June 25, 1897, in 
Greenfield; m. Dec. 2, 1890, Addie A. Smith, b. Aug. 22, 
1872, Alford, Mass., dau. of Edward. She m. (2) Lewis 

I. Fon L.», b. Dec. 21, 1891. A mechanic in Greenfield, Mass. 
n. Asa L., b. July 8, 1894; d. July 8, 1894. 
in. Leslie H., b. Dec. 7, 1897. A clerk in Greenfield. 

504. Ellen^ Sprague (sister to 503) of Greenfield, Mass.. 
b. Dec. 10, 1836; m. (1) June 3, 1857, Alva T. Thornton, b. 
Sept. 5, 1830, in Gill; d. Oct. 15, 1869; m. (2) July 9, 1874, 
Henry W. Bracket, b. Nov. 2, 1823 ; d. Dec. 8, 1899. 

1. Mjra. Prudence Thornton, b. July 22, 1863 ; m. Frederick J. Dole. 



1. Henry Daniel Dole, b. Oct. 6, 1892. 

2. Fred Dole, b. Dec. 31, 1894. 

3. Clarence A. Dole, b. Mch. 9, 1898. 

505. Austin^ Sprague (Knight^ Knight"', Knight*, Jere- 
miah^, Anthony-, "William^), prob. of Leicester, ]\Iass. , b. March 
2, 1805, d. Oct. 12, 1880 ; ra. July 3, 1825, Laura Wilson , b. Oct. 
11, 1802, d. Jan. 7, 1885. 

(Ref. Marsh Gen., 1887, 44.) 

I. Martha, b. Dec. 16, 1825; m. (1) Nov. 19, 1846, Albert 
Watson, who d. Nov. 6, 1853; m, (2) Sept. 13, 1858, 
Horace Orland. 

n. Lucy A., b. Mch. 24, 1828; d. . 

m. Addison, b. June 20, 1830; m. ; no children. 

IV. Zenas, b. June 12, 1833; d. Nov. 11, 1856. 
V. William C, b. Apr. 6, 1837. 

VI. Charles M., b. Feb. 17, 1841; d. Sept. 15, 1852. 
vn. Anna E., b. Nov. 24, 1844, 

506. David^ Sprague (Anthony^, Anthony\ Knight*, Jere- 
miah^ Anthony^, William*), b. Oct. 11, 1790, Spencer, Mass.: 
d. Apr. 17, 1864, Bishop Street, N. Y. ; m. (1) Sept. 21, 1817, 
his cousin Nancy Jones, b. in Litchfield, N. Y., d. Feb. 12, 1824 ; 
m. (2) Oct. 19, 1824, Sally Butterfield, b. Oct. 25, 1792, Peru, 
Vt. ; d. ]Meh. 12, 1882. 

(Two by first wife, four by second wife.) 
I. Orville C, b. Nov. 3, 1818; d. June 10, 1880. 

n. Hannah, b. ; m, Oville C. . She d. Dec. 

13, 1881.' No children. 
m. George R., b. Nov. 7, 1825; d. May 12, 1827. 
IV. Mahala, b. July 10, 1827; m. Geo. W. Wright. Went to 
West Depere, Wis. 

V. Esther Alhira, b. May 7, 1829; m. Albert G. Barney. Resd. 

at Smithville, Jeflferson Co., N. Y. 
697. VI. Orren D., b. Nov. 7, 1834. 

507. Emory^ Sprague (brother to No. 506) of Henderson, 
Jefferson Co., N. Y. : carpenter; b. 1794, d. 1869; m. (1) Jerusha 
(?) dau. of Stephen Thresher of Ellisburg, N. Y.; m. (2) 


Marcia, dau. of William and Eleanor (Green) Johnson of 

Henderson. She d. abt. 1892. 

(Ref. Charles H.* Sprague; Whitney fam. in Conn. 1878, 

i, 472, ii, 1131.) 


(Two by wife Jerusha and ten by wife Marcia.) 

I. Frank, b. ; d. before 1898. 

n. Sally, b. ; d. before 1898. 

m. Morrison E., Dec. 26, 1825; d. May 26, 1872; m. Abigail 
Stevens, who was living in Ellisburg in 1898. 

xv. Lewis G., b. ; living in Henderson (1912). 

V. William, b. ; d. before 1898. 

VI. Ferdon A., b. Apr. 12, 1835; m. Jan. 23, 1860, Susan 
Emeline Snow, b. Aug. 20, 1831, dau. of Tilley F. and 
Anna (Whitney) Snow. He was steward on steamer 
Pacific on Lake Superior in 1874. Res. (1912) Denver, 
Colo. Children: I. Mabel, b. Sept. 11, 1861; U. Anna 
Marcia, b. Sept. 16, 1863. 

vn. Daniel J., b. ; res. New York City (1898). 

vra. Charles H., b. June 28, 1S41; m. Feb. 18, 1864, Martha A. 
Green of Henderson. He enlisted Oct., 1861, as private in 
Co. K, 94th Reg. N. Y. Vol. and served to July 23, 1865; 
mustered out as adjutant of the Regt.; engaged in 23 
big battles and many skirmishes; brevetted captain for 
meritorious ser\'ice at battle of Five Forks. Merchant 
in Henderson until 1892. Now (1912) in real estate 
business in Watertown, N. Y. 

rx. Almont J., b. ; res. Henderson. 

X, Marion J., b. ; res. Henderson. 

XI. Frances A, b. — '■ ; m. O. B. Wright; res. Omaha, Neb. 

xn. Maria H., b. ; d. unm. 

xra. Alphonso. 

508. Capt. Alonzo'' Sprague (brother to No. 506), of 
Cleveland, Ohio, b. July 23, 1800, Weybridge, Addi.>on Co., Vt. . 
d. May 9, 1884, Orient, Iowa: m. (1) Oct. 12, 1823, Henderson. 
N. Y., Urania Brown' Osgood, b. July 30, 1804, at Henderson; d. 
Jan. 19, 1854, Cleveland, Ohio, dau. of Rev. Emory" (Christ- 
opher^, Christopher*, Christopher^, Christopher-, Christopher^) 

and Cynthia (Stockwell) Osgood; m. (2) Mrs. Harriet ( ) 

Wilbur, b. ; d. Oct. 5, 1896. 

Capt. Sprague was a messenger boy for the army in the 
War of 1812, his father being Colonel of Militia at Saekette 


Harbor, N. Y. From 15 to 20 years of agre he resided on a farm 
near Henderson: he then embarked as a sailor on the great 'lakes 
and followed that life for 45 years, advancing from lowest posi- 
tion to captain and was part owner of a line of Propellers con- 
sisting of the Forest Queen, M. B. Spalding, Dunkirk, etc. He 
was made ^Master JMason at Henderson in 1824. Removed from 
Jefferson Co. to Cleveland in 1845 and later to Orient, la., 
where he died in the house of his son, Eugene H. He v»as Justice 
of the Peace in Stuart, la. and had preached some in Iowa before 
removing to Orient. 

(Ref. Osgood gen. 1894, Ira Osgood 277: Elizabeth Doan 
Sprague Correspondence with Finney Sprague, 1898.) 


(Eight born in Henderson by first wife; one in Cleveland hy second 


698. r. Charles Wellington, b. Oct. 9, 1824. 

n. Frances Elvira, b. Apr. 23, 1827; m. Levi Darling. 

699. in. Alonzo Wellington, b. June 28, 1829. 

700. rv. Oscar Clark, b. Aug. 22, 1833. 

V. Eugene Byron, b. Feb. 23, 1840; d. Sept. 21, 1840, Hen- 
derson, N. Y. 
VI. Eugenio Bruce, b. Feb. 23, 1840; d. Feb. 23, 1840, Hen- 
derson, N, Y. 
vn. Harriet Ann Wood, b. May 24, 1841; d. May 24, 1841, Hen- 
derson, N. Y. 

701. vni. Eugene Herbert, b. Aug. 25, 1843.' 

ix. Jessie, b. Aug. 12, 1855 or 6; m. George Paine. She d. Aug. 
12, 1887, at Cleveland. Children: George Paine and Clar- 
ence Paine. 

509. Ebenezer A". Sprague (David^ Anthony^ Knight^ 
Jeremiah', Anthony^, William^), b. 1819, Royalton, 0., d. Apr. 
6, 1885, INliddleburg Tp. Cuyahoga Co.; m. Hannah Beck, b. 
Sept., 1829, Stuttgart, Wurtemburg, Germany: d. Dec. 28, 1898, 
at Middleburg, None of her relations came to America. :Mr. 
Sprague was a farmer. 

702. I. Charles Fremont^, b. Dec. 27 1856. 

ir. Elsie Mahala, b. July 16, 1S56; d. ; ni. Wm. Simp- 
son. Child: Tsnbplla Mahala» Simpson, b. Aug. 2, 1887. 


510. Almon V". Sprague (brother to No. 509), h. 1S1-1-, 
at Middleburg, Cuyahoga Co. Ohio ; d. Apr. 10, 1867, ae. 53 yrs. 
2 mo. 18 da., Strongsville, Ohio, buried at Berea ; m. 1839, Lucy 
A. Bentley, b. Dec. 31, 1819, in Mass. : d. Oct. 4, 1898, Brunswick, 
Ohio, dau. of Caleb and Anna (Pike) Bentley, who removed 
from Berkshire Co., Mass. to Ohio. 


703. I. Elsie, b. Oct. 7, 1840. 

704. n. David Henry, b. Apr. 1, 1844. 

m. Anna, b. Dec. 23, 1848; m. John Dalton. They had Charles, 
Willa, Bess and Raymond Dalton. 

IV. Chester, b. , 1850; d. June 22, 1870. 

V. Melvin Vilroy, b. 1852; m. Marion Seltz. 

511. Gen. John W.' Sprague (Otis^ Asa^ Knight*, Jere- 
miah', Anthony-, William^), of Tacoma, Wash., b. Apr. 4, 1817, 
Whit« Creek, Washington Co., N. Y. ; d. Dec. 27, 1893, Tacoma : 
m. (1) Lucy Wright; m. (2) Jan. 10, 1849, Julia Frances' 
Choate, b. June 29, 1826, Milan, 0., d. May 14, 1886, at Tacoma, 
dau. Capt. George W.° Choate (Isaac% Isaac*, Francis^ Thomas^ 
John^), and Mary (Baldwin) ; m. (3) Oct. 1890, wid. A. W. 
(Choate) Vance of Meadville, Pa. (sister of 2d. wife). Lived at 
Milan, O., a merchant; at Sandusky, Ohio, County Treasurer; 
Col. 63d Ohio Inf. : Brig. Gen. and Brevet Maj. Gen. Vol. Inf. ; 
Supt. Northern Pac. By. ; res. Tacoma ; Pres. Tacoma Nat. Bank; 

(Ref . Nat. Cy. Am. Biog. v. 55, portrait and notice ; Choates 
in Am. 1896, E. 0. Jameson 349.) 

(All born in Erie Co., O.; all by second wife except first daughter.) 

I. ^, b. Mch. 12, 1844; m, John W. Wickham, Jr., 

Feb. 6, 1866. 
n. Mary P., b. Oct. 19, 1849; d. Aug. 29, 1853. 
m. Otis, b. Mch. 6, 1854; m. Nov. 20, 1877. 
r^. Winthrop Wright, b. May 1, 1856; m. Sept., 1879. 

V. Clark Woodward, b. Aug. 23, 1857; m. Apr., 1881. 
VI. Charles, b. Feb. 13, 1859. 

512. Martha^ Sprague (Ara^ Asa^ Knight*, Jeremiah', 
Anthony^, William'), b. :Mch. 25, 1833, at Gros Isle, Detroit 
River, Mich., d. Jan. 26, 1908, Painesville, 0. ; m. William Weston 


Dingley, b. Nov. 5, 1828, Gerry, N. Y., d. July 1884, Strawberry 

Valley, Calif., sou of Warren and Ann (Patterson) Dingley. Mr. 

Dingley was a merchant. He went to Calif, in 1851-2 and 

engaged in gold mining. 


1. Lucy Ellas Dingley, b. Mch. 11, 1854, Huron, O.; m. Frank Joseph 

Jerome, b. Nov. 2, 1855, at Painesville, O., son of Joseph and 
Susan (Foster) Jerome. Ees. Painesville, 113 Park Place. 
Child: Frank Jays Jerome, b. May 26, 1890. 

2. Frank Weston Dingley, b. May 9, 1858; m. Kate E. Dewey; res. 

Ashland, Wis. 

3. Mason Ara Dingley, b. Oct. 10, 1873; m. Laura Cole. Ees. Cleve- 

land, O. 

513. Almira' Sprague (sister to No. 512), b. Feb. 19, 
1843, Huron. 0., m. Oct. 6, 1866, Painesville, 0., Elijah Ely Gill, 
son of Charles A. and Eunice (Ely). 


1. Eena Kansas" Gill, b. July 21, 1867. 

2. Ara Ely Gill, b. Mch. 31, 1873. 

3. Martha Alia Gill, b. Apr. 17, 1877. 

514. Albert H'. (Henry", Thomas^, Knight*, Jeremiah', 
Anthony% AVilliam^). of Newport, N. H., b. Dec. 8, 1809, prob. 
Spencer, ^Mass., or Cambrideport, Mass. ; m. Jan. 10, 1838, Joan 
Hamilton, b. 1810, of Barre. Mass. He came from Cambridge- 
port to Ne\\i)ort Avith his father in 1845, and settled on a farm ; 
he died and his widow prob. m. (2) abt. 1843, Cyrus K. Fletcher 
of Newport. 

(Ref. Hist. Newport, N. H. 1879, Wheeler, 534, 457.) 

705. I. William H.-*, b. Nov, 26, 1838. 

n. Mary A. V., b. ; m. Apr. 19, 1860, Charles Lamb, 

b. June 7, 1836, at Granville, Vt., who came to New- 
port in 18G0, and settled on the Sprague farm, where 
he died Apr. 27, 1876. 

515. Erving' Sprague (Thomas^, Thomas^ Knight*, Jer- 
emiah^, Anthony-, William^), of Leicester, j\Iass., b. Apr. 23, 
1820; d. Aug. 28, 1893; m. Apr. 4, 1848, Ruth Watson Bryant, b. 


Nov. 9, 1825, an elder sister of Abigail, who m. Marcellus 
Sprague, a brother of Erving. 

Card manufacturer, farmer, and lumberman. 
(Ref. Watson fam. 1894, Matthew Watson, 58, 95; Wash- 
bum's Hist. Leicester, 1871.) 

I. Jennie Eliza, b. Feb. 14, 1858; d. Aug. 12, 1864. 
n. Walter Erving, b. Nov. 30, 1863; res. (1912) Leicester. 
706. in. Myron Watson, b. Jan. 17, 1866. 

516. Marcellus^ Spr.^-GUe (brother to No. 515), of Lei- 
cester, INIass. : card manufacturer and farmer ; b. Aug. 8, 1824 . 
d. Apr. 7, 1864; m. Oct. 9, 1851, Abigail Bryant, b. Aug. 12. 
1831, dau. Joseph and Melinda* (Watson) Bryant. She m. (2) 
June 5, 1867, Charles Kniarht, and had one son, Horace Joseph 
Knight, b. June 30, 1872. 

(Ref. Watson fam. 1894 Matthew Watson 58, 94, 95, 130 ; 
also Abbie Sprague Cather.) 

1. Carrie Melinda®, b. Apr. 23, 1854; d. Jan. 16, 1856. 

n. Nellie Florence, b. July 19, 1858; d. Mch. 7, 1863. 

m. Abbie Marcella, b. Mch. 30, 1864; m. Dec. 20, 1882, George 
A. Cather, b. Feb. 19, 1860, Oakdale, Mass., son of 
David and Mary (Branuon) Cather. He is a carriage 
maker; res. Worcester, Mass,, 1 Oxford Place. They 
have: Louise Mildred* Cather, b. May 13, 1884, and 
Herbert Ellsworth^ Cather, b. May 31, 1887; d. Feb. 20. 

517. Dexter B*. Sprague (Walter^, Calebs Knight*, Jer- 
emiah^ Anthony-, William^), of Farmington and Phillips, ^le. : 
farmer; res. (1885) on the homestead farm; b. Aug. 27, 1823: 
m. Apr. 28, 1846, Ceraantha" Trowbridge, b. Mch. 4, 1820, West- 
ford, Mass.; dau. of Jeptha« (John', Caleb*, Rev. Caleb^ Dea. 
James-, Thomas^), and Parmelia^ (Chandler). 

(Ref. Chandler fam. Gen. 1883; Butler's Hist. Farmington: 
Trowbridge fam. 1872; Finney Sprague 's notes.) 

I. Dora Adaline", b. Apr. 7, 1848. 
n. Charles Ernest, b. Mch. 9, 1853; ni. Elraira Pope, who d. 



May 9, 1884. He res. (1885) Saginaw, Mich., and has 
one child, 
ra. Ida Lydia, b. Feb. 16, 1861; m. Mch. 22, 1882, Joseph Lin- 
coln, son of Elmore J. and Menoza (Wendell) Dyar. 
Child: Walter Elmoreo Dyar, b. Feb, 2, 1883. 

518. Henry^ Sprague (Ira^ Caleb^ Knight*, Jeremiah', 
Anthony^ William^), of Farmington Me.; housejoiner ; res. 
(1885) on paternal homestead; b. Jan. 29, 1832; m. Mch. 25, 
1861, Ann Maria" Sprague, b. May 10, 1841, dan. of Benjamin F®. 
Sprague (Caleb^, Knight*, etc.). 

(R^f. Butler's Hist. Farmington.) 


I. Frank Henry, b. Apr. 16, 1862. 
n. Albert Clough, b. Oct. 13, 1863. 
m. Nellie Antoinette, b. Oct. 23, 1865. 
IV, Eddie Russell, b. Feb. 27, 1867. 

V. Geine, b. July 24, 1870. 

519. Herbert L'. Sprague (Harvey®, Caleb\ Knight*, Jer- 
emiah^ Anthony^, William'), of Farmington, :Me. ; b. Nov. 2, 
1846; m. Dee. 12, 1871, Anna Clayton^ Bangs, b. July 9, 1840, 
dau. of Richard^ Bani?s(Capt. Nathan", Herman^ Joseph*, Capt. 
SamueP, Capt. Jonathan-, Edward'), and Isabel (Clayton). 

(Ref. Butler's Hist. Farmington, Me.: Bangs fam. 1896, 
Dean Dudley 261.) 

^ I. Lester Leroy, b. Sept. 15, 1872. 

n. Carl Elmer, b. Mch. 16, 1875. 

520. Enoch D.' Spr.\gue (Enoch^ Obadiah^ Obadiah*, 
Richard^ Anthony', William'), of Richmond, N. H.; b. there 
July 15, 1823: m. (1) Mch. 27, 1849, Emily A. Chase of War- 
wick, Mass.; she d. 1864; m. (2) Feb. 2, 1876, wid. Valeria M. 
Harris. Lives (1882) on Thomas Goddard farm; farmer, also in 
sawmill and lumber business. 

(Ref. Bassett's Hist. Richmond, N. H. 1882, 485.) 

(By first wife.) 
I. Alathears, b. Jan. 1, 1850; m. Richard P. Fisher of Royals- 
ton, Oct. 13, 1868. Res. Fitzwilliam, N. H. Children: 
Eva M., Edith A., and Ervin R. Fisher. 


II. Edward A., b. July 27, 1851; d. 1874. 
707. ni. George L., b. June 2, 1853. 

IV. Linda M., b. Nov. 8, 1858; m. Calvin Willcox; res. Royals 

ton, N. H. 
V. Maverette, b. Oct., 1860; m. Walter Martin; reB. Orange. 
VI. Almira, b. Sept. 25, 1862; d. 1864. 

521. Hiram P^ Sprague (brother to No. 520), of Rich- 
mond, N. H.; b. Jan. 1, 1826; d. Dec. 8, 1910; m. Mch. 31, 1853, 
Fanny C. Colburn, b. Mch. 16, 1831; d. Dec. 2, 1865, dau. of 
John and Lydia (Beard) Colburn; m. (2) Jan. 31, 1867, Melinda 
Goddard, dau. of Edward and Hannah (Mann) Goddard. 
1862. Enrolled in IMilitia. 
1871-5-6-7. Selectman. 
1878, 1883. Rep. to Gen. Court. 
1884. Living on his grandfather's place. 

(Ref. Bassett's Hist. Richmond, N. H., 1882; Abbie -J. 



(Two by first wife; three by second wife.) 
I. Abbie J», b. Aug. 11, 1854; res. (1912) E. Somerville, Mass. 
n. Frank H., b. Oct. 4, 1862; m. May 28, 1887, Mertie S. White. 
Children: Leslie H., Lora A., Leroy W., Lillian M^. 
(dee'd), and Harold F. 
m. William G., b. Jan. 24, 1870; m. (1) Apr. 2, 1906, Margaret 
Wallace, who d. Oct. 24, 1908; m. (2) Oct. 12, 1910, Mary 
W. Dobson. Res. (1912) Somerville, Mass. 
IV. Annetta, b. Oct. 17, 1873; m. Dec. 25, 1905, Benjamin A. 

V. John J., b. Jan. 3, 1882. 

522. Leander^ Sprague (SamueP, Obadiah', Obadiah*. 
Richa^d^ Anthony-, William^), of Boston, Mass., 7 Keswick St. 
b. Jan. 4, 1824, Richmond. N. H ; d. Feb. 12, 1911 in Boston : m. 
in 1852, Elizabeth Wilson, dau. of Timothy S. and Miranda 
(Earle) "Wilson of Fitchburg, Mass. 

He was a merchant for many years in Fitchburg ; represen- 
tative to ]\rass. Legislature two terms, serving on tlie Railroad 
committee in 1878; Alderman; a director in the Fitchburg 
National Bank and member of Board of Trustees in Fitchburg 
Savings Bank ; member of Boston Art Club : removed to Boston, 
Feb. 1902. 


1. Frances Wilson; res. Boston. 
n. Timothy Wilson, a mining engineer; res. Boston. 

523. Obadiah" Sprague (brother to No. 522), of West 
Swanzey, N. H. (1912) : b. May 21, 1826 ; m. Jan. 3, 1877, Martha 
E. Mason, b. Mch. 18, 1841, ?.Iarlboro, N. H., d. May 27, 1908, 
W. Swanzey, dau. of Clark and Alraira (Towne) Mason. 

Store clerk in Keene fourteen years; bank cashier in Win- 
chester six years ; woolen and woodenware manufacturer in West 
Swanzey thirty years; dealer in timber lands and lumber; 
farmer. (See Hist. Swanzey, N. H. 1892, Reed, pp. 241, 450, 
547 for further account and portrait.) 


I. Bernice A.s, b. Oct. 27, 1878; d. May 5, 1879. 

n. Bertha E., b. Feb. 25, 18S0; m. H. E. Foster; res. Mt. Ver- 
non, N. Y. 
ni. Florence M., b. May 1, 1881; d. Dec. 29, 1887. 
IV. Mary M., b. May 9, 1885; res. W. Swanzey. 

524. James E^ Sprague (James®, James% William*, 
William^, John-, William^), of Prospect and Frankfort, Me., 
farmer, b. Feb. 22, 1828 or 1838, at Prospect; m. Cornelia K. 
Anderson, b. Aug. 8, 1836, Camden, Me., dau. of Joseph and 
Hannah (Walker) Anderson. 


I. Minnie, b. 1S63; d. 1873. 

II. Frank, b. 1865; d. 1867. 

708. ni. Robert James, b. Jan. 19, 1868. 

vr. ; b. 1872; d. young. 

V. Sidney T., b. Apr. 20, 1878. 

525. Col. Augustus' Sprague (Moses^Williara^ William*, 
William^ John-, William^), of Greene, Me.; b. Sept. 22, 1804; 
d. Mch. 31, 1889, at Greene; m. Thankful Coburn, b. Jan. 6, 1801, 
d. July 9, 1S67, daii. of Eliphalet and (Hinkley) Coburn. 

He was Colonel of ^>tate Militia, State Senator, Representa- 
tive, County Commissioner, Town Treasurer, Selectman, Pres. 
Monmouth I\Iut. Fire Ins. Co., Pres. trustees Monmouth Acade- 
my, farmer, etc. 


1. Eveline, b. Feb. 23, 1831; d. June 2, 1877; ra. Samuel Oakes. 

709. U. Virgil Horace, b. Mch. 18, 1835. 


526. Capt. Dennis^ Sprague (Isaac^ William', William*, 
William^ John-, William^), b. July 30, 1814, Greene, Me; m. 
Olive Ann Billington, b. :\Iay 12, 1812, Wayne, :\Ie. : d. .Mch. 22, 
1885, dau. of Seth and Polly (Knowlton) Billington. 

He was a merchant, ]\[ilo, Me. ; d. there Jan. 17, 1886. 


710. I. Seth Billington, b. Jan. 12, 1840. 

n. Emily J., b. Mch., 1844; d. Feb. 24, 1846. 
m. Olive, b. Nov., 1848; d. Nov. 5, 1849. 

711. IV. Charles Dennis, b. July 19, 1849. 

627. Orrin" Sprague (brother to No. 526), b. Mch. 19, 
1816; d. June 7, 1845: m. Mary A. Richardson of Greene. Me. 
and removed to Auburn, ]\Ie. where they lived a few years, then 
to Orneville, ^le. He was an expert blacksmith and owned and 
operated a saw mill in Orneville; he was drowned while getting 
in logs. 


I. John R.*; Lieut, in Civil War: d. June, 1862, in Greene. 
n. Henry, drowned aged 15 yrs. 
m. Frank; enlisted in Civil War; d. at Hilton Head, S. C. 

528. HuLDAH^ Sprague (brother to No. 526), b. Apr. 24, 
1817; d. May 4, 1882, Lewiston, Me.; m. Jan. 7, 1841, Greene, 
Me., William N. Marrow, b. Feb. 18, 1811, Winthrop, :\re; d. 
Mch. 7, 1885 at Lewiston, son of Ebenezer (of Winthrop) and 
Nabby (Fisher) who was b. in Wrentham, Mass. 

They resided in Winthrop, ]\Ionmouth, Greene and the last 
36 yrs. in Lewiston, Me. He was a farmer. 

1. Samuel H.s Marrow, b. Dec. 20, 1842, in Monmouth, Me.; m. Feb. 
18, 1869, Emma J. Mower, b. Aug. 8, 1844, d. Apr. 26, 1881, 
dau. of Warren and Louisa (Gilmore); m. (2) July, 1883, Mrs. 
Emma (Deane) Shaw of Greene. He is a farmer of Lewiston, 
Me. Mr. Marrow furnished much of the data from which the 
record of Col. William^ Sprague 's descendants is compiled. 


I. Edith B.» Marrow, b. May 14, 1874; m. Rev. A. Bernard Hyde. 

Res. Bangor, Me. 
n. Bertha J. Marrow, b. Feb. 29, 1876. 

2. Mercy J.« Marrow, b. June 19, 1844; d. Feb. 14, 1858. 

3. Matilda E. Marrow, b. July 15, 1848; m. Rodney F. Fos3, who d. 

Dec. 11, 1888. She resides in Auburn, Me. Children: Ruel and 
George Foss. 

4. George M. Marrow, b. Aug. 19, 1856; d. Oct. 14, 1856. 

529. Seth H'. Sprague (brother to No. 526), b. .Meh. 12, 

1819, d. July 7, 1892 ; m. Hannah Clarke, b. d. Sept. 

26, 1902. Resided in Greene for a few years then in Charleston, 
Me., until 1870, then returned to Green and lived there and 
in Lewiston and Leeds the remainder of their lives. 


I. Francis M.s, b. ; m. . 

n. Huldah, b. ; m. . 

in. Augusta, b. ; m. . 

IV. Charles, d. young in Charleston. 

V. Henry, d. June 5, 1881, in Leeds. 

VI. Etta, b. ; m. . 

vn. Ellen, b. ; m. . 

530. Jason" Sprague (brother to No. 526), of St. Albans, 
Me., b. June 6, 1820: d. June 30, 1877, at St. Albans: m. (1) 
Sophronia" Bangs, b. Dec. 29, 1822, AYebstcr, .Me; d. at St. 
Albans, dau of Sylvanus' Bangs (Jonathan^, Barnabu-?^, Ebe- 
nezer*, Capt. Edward^, Jonathan-, Edward^), and Ann (Fogg). 
He m. (2) Harriet Wliite. 

(Prob. all born at St. Albans, three by wife Sophronia, the others by 
wife Harriet. (Bangs fam., 1896, p. 205, gives Fred as the second 
child instead of Maria, as stated below.) 

I. Allen Herberts; member of 3d Me. Regt.; killed in battle 

of Gettysburg and buried there. 
n. Maria, 
ni. Orrin, d. 1909; m. (1) Nellie Bangs, who d. 1870; m. (2) 

Happie Kelly. 
IV. Avis E., d. young. 
V. Rose E. 
VI. Sophronia O. 
vn. Ida M. 


vra. Albert J. 
IX. Obed A. 

531. Almon" Sprague (brother to No. 526), b. Nov. 2, 
1822, Greene, ile. ; d. Sept. 21, 1884, Milo, Me., ae. 61 yrs. 10 mo. 
19 da. ; HL (1) Sarah J. Hoxey, who d. Apr. 23, 1862, ae. 30 yrs. 
3 mo. He m. (2) Harriet Hanscom, who d. Apr. 22, 1900, ae. 74 



I. Abbie J.s, b. Mch. 8, 1856; d. Oct. 24, 1884; m. Mcb. 7, 
1875, Lewis H. Wilder. 


1. Sarah J.» Wilder, b. May 10, 1876; m. Frank C. Ger- 

rish ; res. Brown ville. Me. 

2. Frank A. Wilder, b. Oct. 28, 1882; res. Milo. 
n. Addie, b. Jan. 21, 1858; d. Jan. 24, 1858. 

m. Edwin E., b. May 26, 1859; d. Aug. 6, 1884. 

532. Frederick B". Spraglte (brother to No. 526), b. Aug. 
16, 1826; d. Mch. 25, 1881; m. Marj- Day, who d. Aug., 1876. 
He worked many years in the woolen mills in Lewiston; from 
1861 to 1899 he was in the grocery business. 

I. Elsie J.8 
n. Alden L. 
Two others d. in infancy. 

533. Jefferson^ Sprague (brother to No. 526), of Greene, 
Me., b. Feb. 14, 1832, d. Nov. 1905: m. Celestia Wilkins of 
Greene, who d. June 15, 1891, dan. of Enos and Elizabeth 

( ) Wilkins. He settled on the home farm of his father 

dividing it with his twin brother. 

712. I. F. Herberts, b. July 23, 1861. 

n. Ella A., b. Feb. 28, 1863; m. Benjamin K. Alden; res. 

m. John J., b. Aug., 1865; m. Anna McDougal; both are dead. 

Children: i. Lester M. n. John J. 
IV. Clara A., b. Oct., 1867; m. Sherman Mitchell, who d. July, 

V. Vesta M., b. Sept., 1871; m. M. Edgar E. Eay; res. in Lewis- 
ton, Me. 


534. ^Iadison^ Spr-vgue (brother to No. 526), of Greene, 

Me., b. Feb. 14, 1832, d. Feb., 3911; m. Julia McKenney who 

(1911) survives him, 


I. Martha L.s; m. Edwin Daly. 

n. Ida, d. 1910; m. Wm. Lord, 

ni. Jennie, lives in Greene; unm. (1911). 

rv. Bertha, lives in Greene; unm. (1911). 

535. SiLAS^ Sprague (Greene®, William', William*, 
William^ John^ William^, of Auburn, IMe; b. June 4, 1826, 
Greene, 'Me. ; d. Aug. 27, 1897, Auburn, ^le. ; m. Cj'nthia Mower 
Tibbetts, b. Aug. 26, 1830, dau. of James and Lucretia (Mower). 

He was Register of Deeds for Androscoggin Co. from 1867 
until his death; an expert penman. 

I. Henry M,^, b. Aug. 12, 1850; lives in Auburn with his 
mother; was City Clerk two years; State Pension Agent 
four years and Adjutant Gen. four years. 

713. 11. Edgar G., b. Apr, 29, 1855. 

714, ni. Arthur Clinton, b. Jan. 4, 1861. 

536. We-vlthy F', Sprague (Washington®, William', 
William*, William^, John^, William^), of Lewiston, Me; b. Aug. 
25, 1844, Greene, Me.: m. Thomas Williams Murch, b, Feb. 18, 
1833, Foxcroft, Me.; d. :\rch, 11, 1907, Lewiston, :Me,, son of 
John and Sally (Towne) Murch. 

He was in trucking and livery business five years and was 
shipping master for Bates Mfg. Co, thirty-three years. Resided 
in Cal,, Kans, and 111. fourteen years and in Lewiston since 1875. 


1, Albert Leroy^ Murch, b. July 25, 1869; m. Blanche Scribner; res. 

Lewiston, Me. 

2. Mary AVinnifred Murch, b. May 4, 1871; m. Charles L. Prince; res. 


537. PuiLO* Sprague (Philip", Jesse', Daniel*, Ebenezer', 
John=, William^), of Hartford, Vt., b. May 16, 1787; d. Oct. 17, 
1868, in Hartford: m. May 7, 1811, Laura*' Hazen, b. Apr. 25, 
1793, in Hartford, d. there Mch, 28, 1877, 


(Ref. Hist. Hartford, Vt. (1889) Tucker.) Lived in that 
part of Hartford called Jericho; farmer, 


715. I. Jasper H.s, b. June 6, 1812. 

n. Emily, b. Dec. 13, 1813; m. Mch. 31, 1840, Thaddeus Dutton, 
son of Daniel B. and Lorana (Smith). 

716. ni. Edward, b. July 17, 1816. 

538. Allen" Sprague (Philip®, Jesse^ Daniel*, Ebenezer', 
John^ William^), of E. Montpelier, Vt. ; b. Aug. 10, 1797, Hart- 
ford, Vt., d. Sept. 18, 1846; m. Feb. 23, 1818, Lucinda® Batch- 
elder, b. Oct. 13, 1798, d. Apr. 25, 1890, at Montpelier, dau. of 
Jethro^ of Strafford, Vt. (Jethro*, Jethro^ Nathaniel*, Nathan- 
ieP, Nathaniel", Stephen^), and Deborah (Leavitt). 

A musician and singer of some note; by trade a carriage 
maker; in 1835 rem. from Hartford to I\Iontpelier where he 
purchased a good water power privilege and established a large 
plant for those days. 

I. Ursula Lucinda«, b. Sept. 12, 1819; m. Mch. 20, 1838, Sam- 
uel S. Kelton. 
11. Charles Allen, b. Jan. 30, 1822; m. Emily Wainwright. He 
d. Jan. 12, 1888, Watertown, Wis. 
. m. Susan Mareella, b. Sept. 14, 1828; m. (1) Sept. 14, 1847, 
Samuel P. Bailey; m. (2) Dec. 17, 1865, Alexander 
Ferguson. (Ref. Sprague fam. items, 1894, D. H. Kel- 
ton; Pierce in Bachelder Gen. 1898, p. 175, adds the fol- 
lowing children: 
IV. Eugene, res. Milwaukee, Wis. 
y. Fred, res. Milwaukee, Wis. 
VI. Charles, res. Milwaukee, Wis. 
vn. Ida, res. Milwaukee, Wis. 

539. Jedediaii^ Sprague (brother to No. 538), b. Jan. 12, 
1805; d. Oct. 19, 1876, Hartford, Vt. ; m. Aug. 31, 1829, Athela 
S. Gillette, b. July 17, 1810, d. June 12, 1880. 

I. Ethan A.s, b. Aug. 4, 1831; d. Nov. 15, 1897. 
n. George H., b. Apr. 2, 1834; d. Oct. 3, 1877. 

717. ra. Israel G., b. Apr. 27, 1838. 
IV. Nancy M., b. Feb. 23, 1841. 

V. Julia A., b. .Tan. 23, 1848. 


540. Albert G.' Sprague (Ebenezer^ Ebenezer', Daniel*, 
Ebenezer^, John% William^, b. July 20, 1804, Johnston, R. I; 

d. m. Sarah E\ Cole, b. 1S46, d. 1877, dau. of Thomas 

PJ Cole (Thomas B.«, Capt. John^ John*, William^ John' 
Isaac^), and Rosina ( ). 

1856-9. Memb. Com. Council, Prov. 4th Ward. (Hist. Prov. Co.) 
Nar. Hist. Mag. i, 190, gives their children. 


I. Elizabeth E., b. 1864. 

IL Frank, b. 1866; d. 1866. 

m. Albert G., b. 1868. 

IV. Harriett M., b. 1870; d. 1870. 

V. Clara I., b. 1872. 

VI. Grace A., b. 1873. 

vn. Eufus, b. 1875. 

vnr. Sarah C, b. 1877. 

541. Franklin B". Sprague (Pardon", Rufus% Daniel*, 
Ebenezer^ John=, William^), b. July 16, 1825, at Berkshire. 
Delaware Co., 0. ; d. Feb. 1896, AVesterville, 0. : m. :May 12, 1S4S. 
Joanna Leeds, b. Feb. 12, 1831, at Williamsport, Ohio, d. June 
1902, at Marysville, Ohio, dau. Robert and INIargaret (Rambeaux) 

He was Probate Judge of Delaware Co. from 1876 to 1882. 
He was a Democrat but elected in a stVong republican county. 
His ancestors were from Rhode I.sland. His father's mother and 
Commodore Perry's mother were sisters (Hazzard family). He 
lived in Oregon eighteen years; for four years of this time had 
charge as Captain of the 1st. Oregon Inft. of the Klamath and 
Modoc Indians. He served as Capt. in the Civil War. 


I. Frank Pardon^, b. Mch. 31, 1849, Logansport, Ind.; m. Eva 
Casteel, b. May 27, 1S5S, Gambler, Ohio, dau. of Ben- 
jamin. He is a jeweler. Res. Ottawa, Ohio, 
n. Clarence Prince, b. Nov. 2, 1851; m. Ada PajTie; res. Wes- 
terville, Ohio. 

718. m. Mary Diana, b. May 20, 1856. 

IV. Clara Estelle, b. Oct. 7, 1858; m. Willard A. Young. 
V. Arthur Langell, b. Sept. 20, 1861; m. Helen Dolan. 

719. VI. Joanna, b. May 9, 1870. 


542. John S/ Spbague (Nathan*, DanieP, Daniel*, Eben- 
ezer» John-, William^, of Greenville, R. I.; farmer and dairy- 
man; b. Aug. 13, 1827; d. Aug. 23, 1903; m. Dee. 17, 1860. 
Loiotini D. Phetteplace, b. Mch. 29, 1833, in Tolland, Conn.. 
dau. of George T. and Alzada (Mowry) Phetteplace. 

He owned and lived on the farm where his grandfather 
Daniel had settled. He was active in the affairs of the Episcopal 
Church and in everything pertaining to the welfare of the 
village and state. At the time of his death and for a number 
of years previous was vice-president of Smithfield Exchange 


I. Nathan Browns, b. Apr. 25, 1863; m. Lydia A. Irons. He 
is an organist and musician. Their son Stanley, b. Mny 
25, 1888, in Providence, is a medical student in Hahne- 
mann Med. Col., San Francisco (1912). 
n. Alzada J., b. Feb. 20, 1870; a teacher in Piano and Har- 
mony, Providence, R. I. Her mother lives with her. 

543. Gideon W. Sprague (Evans*, Amasa^ Samuel*, Eben- 
ezer^ John^, William^), b. Apr. 14, 1810; d. July 2, 1875, Con- 
stablevUle, N. Y. ; m. 1836, at Olive, Ulster Co., N. Y., Lucinda' 
Hollister, b. Dec. 18, 1818, d. Aug. 28, 1882, at Constableville, 
dau. of Capt. Josiah^ Hollister (served in war of 1812, b. 1774, 
d. 1840) (Isaacs Timothy*, Joseph^ John-, Lt. John^), and Mar>- 
(Winchell) of Olive, N. Y. 

Gideon was a tanner; owned a tannery at New 
Paltz and later one at Olive and a small farm at each place. 

1. John G.8, b. Oct. 8, 1838. 

720. n. Josiah H., b. July 9, 1840. 
in. Mary H., b. Apr. 10, 1843. 
rv. Sarah B., b. May 10, 1846. 

721. V. Elizabeth M., b. Dec. 4, 1848. 

544. Jonathan^ Sprague (brother to No. 543), of New 
Paltz, Ulster Co., N. Y. ; farmer: b. there Feb. 29, 1816; d. ^k-h. 
5, 1880; m. Dec. 11, 1838, Ellen J. King, b. Apr. 8, 1814. Milton. 
N. Y., d. Jan. 8, 1886, Ohioville. N. Y., dau. of Joseph and 
Corena (Styles) King, of Corona, N. Y. 

(Ref. Ulster Co. N. Y. Biog. Rec. 1896, 381.) 


I. William H.s, b. Nov. 29, 1839; d. Feb, 7, 1905; m. Oct. 3, 
1862, Margaret Freer and res. near New Paltz. Child: 
Rachel A., m. Abram E. Jansen. 
n. Susan J., b. Sept. 6, 1841; d. Apr. 26, 1893; m. Simeon 

in. Emily A., b. Sept. 7, 1848; m. Daniel Terwilliger; res. New 

rv. Thomas M., b. Mch. 14, 1851; m. Elizabeth Freer; res. 

Highland, N. Y. 
V. George, b. Mch, 20, 1853; d. May 31, 1853. 

722, VI. Libbie M,, b. Mch. 16, 1857. 

545. Joshua' Spr.vgue (SamueP, SamueP, Samuel*, 
SamueP, SamneP, William^, of Avon, Franklin Co., Me.; b. 

, there Feb, 27, 1812 ; d. Dee. 30, 1885, Lesiieur, Minn, ; m, Jan. 
15, 1835, Phillips, Me,, Lucy Carson, b. Aug. 10, 1816, Mt. 
Vernon, Me., d. May 23, 1864, Avon, Me., dau. Moses and 


(Ref. Data from Joseph Warren Sprague and his sister 
Lucy A. Finney Sprague, 1848.) 

(All born in Avon, the daughters living in 1898 in Lesueur.) 

I. Rachel Matilda^, b. May 8, 1837; m. Daniel Ellsworth, June 

28, 1861. He d. Apr. 8, 1898; no issue, 
n James Madison, b. Aug. 7 or 10, 1841; m, Olivia Comfort 
Bradbury, Apr, 16, 1863, He d. Aug, 19, 1873, at Belle 
Plains, Minn.; no issue. 

723. m. Joseph Warren, b. Oct. 17, 1845. 

rv. Lucy Arvilla, b. Jan. 29, 1850; m. Melvin B. Morton, Mar. 
1, 1877; no issue. 

546. Jesse' Spil.\gue (brother to No. 545), b. :^rch. 2, 1818, 
Avon, Me; d. there July 15, 3868; m. (1) Dec. 17, 1844, Mar>' 
Brown, b. Jan. 9, 1819, d. Aug. 27, 1850, dau. Jonathan and 
Dorcas (Whitney) ; m. (2) Doc. 23, 1851, Asenath F. Sweet, b. 
July 26, 1817, d. June 9, 1893, dau. of Timothy and IMercy 

(Two daughters, one by each wife.) 
I. Rhoda Estellas, b. Sept. 27, 1846; m. Dec. 18, 1869, George 
Henry Hamlin, eon of Henry H. and Elvira (Chick) 


Hamlin. He was b. Jan. 18, 1846. Bes. Avon, Me. 
(P. O. Phillips, Me.) 
II. Mary E., b. Nov. 11, 1857; unm. 

547. Seth E.^ Sprague (Peleg«, Seth=, Phineas*, Samuel', 
SamueP, William^), of Boston; b. Apr. 12, 1821, Hallowell, ^fe. ; 
d. June 22, 1869. in Boston: m. Sept. 11, 1848, Harriet Bordraan' 
Lawrence, b. Jan. 8, 1826, prob. Boston, daii. of William* 
Lawrence (SaraueP, Amos*, John', Nathaniel", John^) and 
Susan R. (Bordman). 

Grad. Harvard 1841 ; lawj'er, clerk of U. S. Court, Dist. of 

(Ref. N. E. H. & G. Reg. xxiv, 177; xxxvi, 192; Lawrence 
Gen., 1869, 206; Groton Hist. Series, 1890, Greene, iii, 63.) 


I. William Lawrences, b. July 20, 1849; d. June 22, 1884, 

Boston, unm.; grad. Harvard, 1871; physician. 
n. Fanny Bordman, b. Sept. 29, 1851; d. July 16, 1856. 
in. Charles Franklin, b. June 10, 1857; grad. Harvard 1881. 
IV. Richard, b. June 16, 1859; grad. Harvard 1881. 
V. Elizabeth L., b. Apr. 25, 1863; d. Sept. 7, 1864. 

548. Capt. Stephen C". Sprague (Jonathan®, Jonathan', 
James*, Nathan^ SamueP, WilliaraM, of ^Marshfield, Mass.; 

sea captain; b. July 19, 1812; d. ; m. Apr. 21, 1841, 

Achsah Lewis^ Baker, b. Apr. 17, 1811, d. , dau. of 

SaraueP Baker (Charles'', Samuel*, Kenelni^, SamueP, ^), 

and Eunice (Perry). 

(Ref. Winslow Mem. 1888, 2 Vol. D. P. Holton ii appendix 
44; Lincoln's Hist. Hingliam, Sprague fam., 70.) 

724. I. Elisha Cushings, b. Apr. 16, 1842. 

II. Horatio Baker, b. Nov. 11, 1843; m. Louisa Alden. Kes. 

(1888) Pescadero, Calif, 
m. Marcia Thomas, b. June 11, 1845; d. Sept. 5, 1850. 
IV. Adeline Jameson, b. Meh. 31, 1855; m. William C. Lapham. 

549. Thomas H.' Spragite (Willis^, Joseph\ James*, 
Nathan^ SamueP, William'), b. June 29, 1834: m. Nov. 30, 1871, 
Annie :\raria Pierce, b. ^Ich. 17, 1836, dau. of Bola and Elizabeth 
(Wilcox) Pierce of Wales, Me. 


He entered into partnership with his father "Willis Spragrie 
in conducting the farm at Topsham. In addition to farming 
they built several scows and engaged in freighting which was a 
profitable industry. 

After the death of his father he purchased the homestead, 
bought more land, speculated in lumber and had an interest in 
three ice-shipping companies. He was a charter Member of the 
Topsham Grange : a member of the Congregational Church, 
succeeding his father as one of its deacons. 

At the opening of the civil war he enlisted in Co. I 5th Me. 
Vol. Inf. and serv^ed for a time; honorably disc; d. Feb. 1, 
1895, at Topsham. 


I. Edward Belas, b. Dec. 20, 1872; succeeded to his father's 
estate. Having taken special work in Horticulture and 
Floriculture in University of Maine, he has added a 
profitable business to general farming. He m. Jan. 18, 
1910, Katherine E. Manter. Res. Bowdoinham, Me. 
u. Alice Purinton, b. Jan. 11, 1875; m. Frank P. Simpson; 
res. Pittsfield, Mass. 

550. Sarah^ Sprague (sister to No. 549), b. Mch. 9, 1839; 
d. at Springvale, Me., Oct. 24, 1903 ; m. Charles H. Pierce, who 
d. at Springvale, Jan. 19, 1908. 


1. Mary E.s Pierce, b. Sept. 24, 1865. 

2. Clara Pierce, b. Mch. 8, 1867. 

3. Charles S. Pierce, b. July 7, 1880; a druggist, Springvale, Me. 

4. Ruth Pierce, b. July 17, 1882; d. Feb. 24, 1890. 

551. Dea. Peleg' Sprague (Peleg^ NathanieP, Peleg*, 
John^ Samuel-, William'), of Bath, Me.; shipbuilder: b. there 
Mch. 18, 1800; d. there Apr. 19, 1879: m. (1) 1821, Charlotte 
Owen, b. 1800, in Bath, d. Sept. 15, 1841, dau. of Philip and 
Clarissa (Cook) Owen. He m. (2) Feb. 14, 1844. Harriet New- 
ell Rogers, b. Oct. 14, 1814, in Topsham, d. Jan. 29, 1882, in 
Bangor, dau. of William Rogers, b. June 2, 1773, and Martha 
(Dunning), b. Nov. 22, 1771. 





I. .Joseph Ford", b. 1823; d. Apr., 1841. 
n. Francig Wi Ti tc r, b. Oct., 1825; m. Mary* Baldwin. ' 
ni. Sarah Jane, b. Sept. 7, 1827; m. (1) Chandler White; m. 

(2) Wm. Packing. 
IV. Wealtha Windsor, b, June 6, 1829; m. George Chace. 

725. V. Alden Foote, b. Aug. 31, 1831. 

726. VI. Charlotte Augusta, b. Oct. 2, 1833. 

727. VII. Pele^, b. Oct. 1, 1836. 

728. VIII. Ellen Howell, b. Oct, 3, 1840. 

IX. Charles Clapp, b. Sept., 1841; d. Oct. 26, 1841. 

X. Charles Edward, b. Feb. 22, 1845; d. in Civil War, Feb. 1, 
1862, Washington, D. C. 

XI. Harriet Josephine, b. Feb. 23, 1846; m. (1) Horace M. 

Nash; m. (2) James Coombs. 
XII. Wellington, b. Mch. 7, 1852; d. Mch. 6, 1911; m. (1) Eliza- 
beth Noye; m. (2) Nov, 13, 1883, Mary W. Hitchings. 
Child: Edward W,, b, Oct. 23, 1893. He was Supt. of 
Union Station, Portland, Me. 
xra. Augustus Clark, b. Feb. 3, 1854; m. Ella Melcher. 

729. xrv. Annie Louise, b. May 12, 1856. 

552. Nathaniel A,^ Sprague (NathanieP, Nathaniel', 
Peleg*, JohIl^ SamueP, William^) b, Dec, 1, 1804, Bath, Me.; d. 
Dec. 27, 1866, at Boston ; ra. Hepsibeth Folger, b. May 14, 1812, 
in Nantucket: d. Nov. 20, 1901, at Boston (Cong. Ch. Elec. 
Nantucket say she d. Apr. 5, 1868, Boston), dau. of Benjamin 
and Ruth (Bunker) Folger. 

He was a wholesale grocer ; res. Bath, Nantucket and Boston. 

(Ref. Grace Elkins Hutaff.) 

I. Sarahs, a. young, 
n. Mary, d. young. 
m. James, d. young. 

IV. Sarah Bunker, b. Aug. 16, 1836; d. Apr. 10, 1905, Nan- 
V. Martha, b. Jan. 7, 1845; d. Sept. 26, 1899: m. Richard 
Elkins, a banker. 


I. Grace* Elkins, b. June 19, 1875; m. John H. Hutaff; 
res. 10 E. 33 St., N. Y. City. Child: Richard 
Elkinsio Hutaff, b. Mch. 7, 1905. 
n. Bessie Elkins, b. Sept. 28, 1879. 


VI. Mary, bi. 1847; unm.; res. (1911) Boston, 392 Marlboro St. 

vn. Susan Kimball, b. Aug. 19, 1850; d. 1892; m. 


553. Charles W Sprague (brother to No. 552), of Bath 
and Portland, ^le., and Nantucket, MasvS. ; b. Oct. 7, 1808; d. 
Apr. 12, 1865, Philadelphia, Pa. ; m. ]May 6, 1838, in Nantucket, 
Mrs. Sarah (Ray) Cottle, widow of Owen Cottle and dau. 
of David and Anna (Coggeshall (?)) Ray. She was b. Apr. 17, 
1810 ; d. Nov. 18, 1858, Nantucket. 

I. Marianna*, b. Apr. 14, 1839, Nantucket; m. Aug. 11, 1869, 
William Francis Barnard, b. Dec. 29, 1840, d. Mch. 20, 
1903, son of William S. and Caroline J. (Gardner). She 
res. (1911) 451 Washington Ave., Brooklyn, N. Y. He 
was Supt. of Five Points House of Industry, N. Y. City, 
for over 30 years. 


1. Norris Jesups Barnard, b. Feb. 21, 1873; d. Aug., 1874. 

2. Frank Redfield Barnard, b. Mch. 18, 1874. 

3. Marian Jesup Barnard, b. Feb. 5, 1878. 

554. Julia K.'' Sprague (sister to No. 552), b. June 4, 
1810, Bath, Me. ; m. abt. 1834, Isaac Hallett, b. July, 1806, Barn- 
stable, Mass., d. Nov. 3, 1880, ae. 74 yrs. 4 mo., Nantucket, Mass., 
son of Isaac' Hallett (Isaac^ Timothy\ Jonathan^ Andrew^). 

(Ref. Nantucket census 1850.) 


1. Susan Rebecca"* Hallett, b. Sept. 28, 1833; m. Joseph Mitchell of 

Nantucket (his second ■wife). 

2. James Hervey Hallett, b. Mch. 28, 1842; m. ; lives in 



1. George H. Hallett, Doctor of Philosophy, University of Pa. 

2. Henry M. Hallett. 

555. Edward' Sprague (Luthe^^ Luther\ James*, James', 
Samuel-, William^), of Marshfield, ]\Iass. ; carpenter; b. Jan. 19, 
1824, in Boston, d. July 2, 1903 ; m. June 13, 1848, Marcia R." 
Porter, b. Oct. 26, 1826, dau. of Nicholas^ Porter (John', 


Nicholas', Nicholas*, Nicholas^ John^, Richard^, and Mercy R. 
(Holmes). (Porter Gen., 1878, Joseph W. Porter, 147.) 

1. John G.8, b. Feb. 19, 1849; m. 1873, Emma Thomas. Son: 

Lawrence A.« 
n, Edward P., b. Dec. 26, 1850; m. 1897, Ellen F. Porter; res. 

in. Frederick Winslow, b. Feb. 12, 1853; m. 1877, Lydia S. 

Hewett, b. Apr. 12, 1855, dan. of George, 1816-1859, and 

Susan Maria (Packard) Hewett, 1819-1905. He is a 

carpenter; res. Marshfield. Child: Grace Winslow^, b. 

Sept. 10, 1879, d. June 13, 1880. 
IV. Marcia, b. Sept. 10, 1856; m. E. A. Damon. 
V. William L., b. Jan. 26, 1859; m. (1) Fannie O. Lewis; m. 

(2) Mrs. Jane B. Hatch; res. Marshfield. 
VI. George E., b. Jan. 22, 1867; m. Mary Burke; res. Quincey, 


556. Capt. Albert T.' Sprague (Seth^ Luther', James*, 
James', SamueP, William^), b. Jan. 18, 1843; m. Apr. 6, 1865, 
Rosetta F. Hatch, b. Apr. 7, 1846, dau. of Israel and Abigail 
Ford (Ames) Hatch of Marshfield, IMass. 

Like his father, Capt. Sprague went to sea when a young 
man ; he took command of his first ship when twenty-seven years 
of age. Since leaving the sea he has lived in Marshfield, occupied 
in various town and county offices. 

I. Rosa M.s, b. Jan. 17, 1866; m. Elijah Ames. 
n. Albert T., b. Aug. 6, 1870; m. Ella W. Baker. 
in. Seth Ford, b. June 16, 1875. 
IV. Willard Hatch, b. Nov. 19, 1876; m. Sarah V. Humes. 

557. Walter S.' Spraglte (Harvey®, Luther^, James*, 
James^ Samuel-, William^), of ^larshfield and Taunton, Mass.; 
b. Dec. 12, 1835 ; d. Sept. 2, 1886, in Taunton ; m. there Nov. 23, 
1856, Harriet Adelaide Burt, b. Dec. 6, 1837, dau. of Bildad and 
Roxanna (Deane) of Taunton. 

I. Emma F.s, b. Aug. 27, 1857; m. Joshua Arthur Nelson. Res. 
Taunton, 12 Hill St. 



II. George Walter, b. Dec. 23, 1861; m. Susan Furbush Taylor. 
Res. Brockton, Mass.; Treas. of Nelson Paper Box Co. 
Child: Harold Wentworths, b. 1887. 
ni. rred Scott, b. Apr. 21, 1869. 

558. Philander^ Sprague (Jonathan', Hezekiah', Heze- 
kiah*, Jonathan^ Jonathan-, William^), b. July 17, 1820, Fre- 
donia, N. Y. ; m. Hannah Bristol and removed to Red Wing, 
Minn., 1866. She d, Apr. 1, 1880, and he returned to Fredonia. 

I. Martha^, b. Dec. 30, 1845; m. Joseph Lockey, a banker of 
St. Paul, Minn. She d. Sept, 18, 1874. 

559. LiNDOL^ Sprague (Joseph", Joseph', Hezekiah*, Jon- 
athan^, Jonathan-, William^), b. Oct. 12, 1798; d. Feb. 17, 
1881, Wooster, 0. ; m. ^Margaret Lippincott, who d. Apr 8, 1884, 
dau. of Joseph Lippincott of Concord, Guernsey Co. He was 
a jeweler by occupation and resided at Wooster, 0, 

I. Marys, b. ; m. Beynolds Lytle. 

730. n. Henry, b. Apr. 13, 1833. 

in. Emeline, b. ; m. Asbury Myers. 

rv. Amanda, b. ; m. Dr. T. H. Baker. 

V. Rebecca, b. ; d. July 13, . 

VI. Margaret, b. ; d. July 14, 1842. 

VII. Lin do! (twin). 

vni. Joseph (twin). 

rx. Charles. 

X. Martha. 

XI. Anna. 

560. John A.' Sprague (brother to No. 559), of Rochester, 
N. Y., and Dayton, 0. ; b. Apr. 3, 1803, Otsego Co., N. Y. ; d. 
July 30, 1881, Dayton, 0.; m. (1) Jan. 26, 1826, Cooperstown, 
N. Y., Laura E. Stowel; m. (2) Jan. 6, 1857, at Rochester, 
Catherine M. Rothgangal. 


731. I. Henry Melancthon«, b. Jan. 19, 1829. 

732. n. Elizabeth, b. Feb. 12, 1832. 

733. ui. Finney, b. July 27, 1834. 

734. rv. Richard C, b. Aug. 31, 1846. 


661. Daniel N/ Sprague (brother to No. 559), of Wooster. 
0. ; b. Jan. 31, 1805, Otsego Co., N. Y. ; d. abt. 1878, at home 
of son-in-law Lippincott, Newport, Ky. ; ra. (1) Fredonia, N. Y., 
Rhoda Thompson, m. (2) at Wooster, 0., Sophronia Denby, 
who d. at Newport, Ky. 

1834. About this date he removed to Wooster, Ohio, and pub- 
lished the "Wooster Republican" for a number of years. 
1858. Living in Cedar Rapids, la., and was alderman then and 
Mayor in 1859. (Ref. Finney Sprague Notes.) 


I. Matilda^, ra. Lippencott. 

n. Marian, m. Camp. 

562. Henry D.' Spkague (brother to No. 559), b. Feb. 11. 
1814, at Cooperstown, N. Y. : d. ^Ich. 1, 1897, at Newark, 0.: 
in. Elizabeth Taylor, b. Nov. 30, 1821, at Newark, dau. of James 
and Rebecca (Cully) Taylor. 

He was an attorney-at-law ; Newark, 0. , 


I. Frances Rebecca**, b. Nov. 23, 1846. 

n. Mary Aplin, b. Feb. 17, 1849; res. Newark, O. 

735. in. George Bancroft, b. Aug. 11, 1851. 

IV. Henry Hezekiah, b. Sept. 7, 1857; m. Rose Mueller. 

V. Joseph Taylor, b. Jan. 2, 1860. 

563. Ephraim S.' Sprague (James*, Joseph', Hezekiah*, 
Jouathan^ Jonathan-, William^), b. in N. Y. ; ra. Dec. 31, 1835. 
Julia Minerva Overton, b. Nov. 25, 1815, dau. of Luther Overton 
(James) and Sarah" (Strong) (Eli', Timothy*. Jacob^ John% 
John^). (Ref. Strong Fam., 1871, Benj. W. Dwight, 158.) 

I. Edwards, b. Nov. 12, 1836; d. May 18, 1839. 
n. Bertha Melvina, b. Apr. 6, 1840; m. Oct. 22, 1861. Charles 

Etherridge and went to St. Paul, Minn. 
m. Milo Harrison, b. Mch. 31, 1842. 
IV, ' Florence, b. Nov. 15, 1846. 
V. Delia Mary, b. Nov. 9, 1850. 
VI. Otto Albert, b. Oct. 9, 1853. 


564. William" Spbague (Preserved*, Elias^ Nehemiah*, 
William^ Jonathan-, William*) of Lynn, Mass., b. Aug. 24, 
1814; m. Apr. G, 1837, in Lynn, Affa or Aphia Mills. 

L Charles F.s, b. July 29, 1840. 
n. William Bacheller, b. Dec. 19, 1844. 
m. (a son), b. May 1, 1848. 

565. Benjamin^ Sprague (brother to No. 564), b. Aug. 2, 
1819; m. (1) Nov. 17, 1839, Lynn, Mass., Susan E valine Ireson, 
b. Aug. 9, 1821, at Lynn; d. there Sept. 14, 1858, dau. of Capt. 
John and Eliza (Bulfinch) Ireson. He ra. (2) Apr. 18, 1867, 
South Framingham, Mass., to j\Iary Jane Pratt. 

He was a member of the City Government of Lynn from 
1862 to 1865. He entered the shoe business early in life but 
retired about forty years ago. Res. Lynn, Mass. (1910.) 

• (Six bv first marriage; one by second marriage.) 

736. I. Charles Otiss, b. Mch. 31, 1840. 

n. Mary E., b. Apr., 1841; d. Jan. 26, 1844. 

m. Maria Ann, b. Dec. 29, 1843; d. Jan. 15, 1844. 

IV. Sarah Maria, b. Oct. 25, 1845; d. Sept. 7, 1846. 

V. Martha A., b. Sept. 7, 1847; d. June 16, 1849. 

737. VI. Henry Breed, b. Sept. 27, 1854. 

vn. Herbert, b. Mch. 19, 1873, at Hudson, Mich.; d. there Aug. 
23, 1874. 

566. Eli" Sprague (WilIiam^ Elias^ Nehemiah*, William', 
Jonathan^, William^) of Sutton, Mass., b. abt. 1806: m. Mch. 25, 
1834, at Sutton, Paulina Bacon Marsh, b. 1810, at Sutton, dau. 
of Warren" ]\rarsh (John\ Benj.*) and Betsey (McClellan). 

(Ref. Hist. Sutton, 1878, Benedict, 694: Marsh Gen., 1888. 
Marsh, 62.) 

I. George^*, b. ; m. Aug., 1865, Letitia Young. Chil- 
dren: I. Joseph, n. Martha True. m. Mary Jane. 

n. Mary, b. ; m. (1) George Williams; m. (2) Joseph 

L. Hill. 

m. Harriet, b. ; m. Charles Hammond. 

IV. Martha, b. ; m. John M. Fairbanks. 


567. WiLLiAii^ Sprague (brother to No. 566), of Mil- 
ford, Mass. ; b. Sept. 14, 1809, Hawley, Mass. ; d. May 12, 1867, 
at Milford ; m. there Aug. 24, 1834, Lydia Brovm Keith, b. Sept. 
14, 1810, Uxbridge, Mass. : d. Feb. 17, 1883, Milford, dau. Nathan 
and IMary (Kimball). 

He was a carpenter; res. Uxbridge, Billingham, Shrews- 
bury, and lastly at Milford. 

I. Salomes, ]j. Dec. 30, 1835; m. Dr. Addison D. Bridgenian. 

She d. Oct., 1911, Decatur, 111. 
n. Nathan Keith, b. Sept. 11, 1838; m. Mary C. Aiken. 
m. Julius C, b. Sept. 16, 1839; d. Oct. 4, 1839. 
IV. Charles, b. June 20, 1841; d. Aug. 20, 1841. 
V. Bemando C, b. Dec. 18, 1848; m. Josie Bates. 
VI. Caroline A., b. Oct. 2, 1853; d. Dec. 12, 1853. 
738. VII. William Henry, b. Oct. 15, 1855. 

568. William R.'' Speague (Anson®, James^ -Joshua*, 
William^ Jonathan^ William'), b. IMay 14, 1807, Coal Run, 
Washington Co., O., d. Dec. 15, 1882, Brice, 0. ; m. Mar. 5. 1831, 
at Coal Run, ]\Iary Mariah Sprague, b. Sept. 3, 1808. near Lake 
Simeoe, Ont., d. I\Ich. 7, 1905, at Brice, dau. of Frederick and 
Rebecca (Nichols) Sprague. 

William, while living in Washington Co., engaged in the 
mercantile business. In 1832 he removed with his father's family 
to Truro Tp., Franklin Co., where he spent the remainder of 
his life as a farmer. 

His wife, known as "Aunt Polly," survived him 23 years, 
residing at "Terrace Farm" with her daughter, Mrs. Wm. F. 
Barr. Aunt Polly was a tower of strength in the neighborhood : 
noted for her knowledge and ability in sickness, the splendid 
management of her hospitable home, her fine needle-work, her 
beautiful collection of plants and her charitable and kindly dis- 
position. She was a large woman, both physically and mentally, 
and her presence anywhere was impressive. She was a "real 
daughter" in the Society of the D. A. R., and a member of the 
Nabby Lee Ames Chapter, of Athens. Ohio. 


739. I. Orrin Fays. b. Dec. 23, 1833. 

740. II. Austin Edward, b. Mar. 4, 1836, 

741. in. Emily Ellen, b. Nov. 28, 1837. 


742. rv. Lucy Julian, b. Jan. 6, 1840. 
74.3. V. Mary Ann, b. Sept. 4, 1842. 

744. VI, Adaline Delight, b. Jan. 24, 1844. 

745. VII. Georgiana, b. June 4, 1849. 

569. Mary S.' Sprague (sister to No. 568) , b. Oct. 14, 1808. 
Coal Run, 0., d. Jan. 2, 1876; m. (1) Apr. 23, 1830, Reynolds- 
burg, 0., Washington Turner, b. 1818, in Chautauqua Co., N. Y.. 
d. Apr. 3, 1840, at Reynoldsburg, son of Joseph and Ellis 
(Sprague) Turner; m. (2) Jonathan Skates, and removed about 
1856 to "Woburn, 111., where they died. Both of her husbands 
were farmers. 


1. Curtis^ Skates, d. unm. 

2. Albert Skates, resides at Woburn. 

3. Edward Skates, d. aged about 10 yrs. 

570. Marinda R.'' Sprague (sister to No. 568), b. Meh. 3, 
1811, Coal Run, 0., d. Sept. 29, 1891, Seattle, Wash.; m. Aug. 
29, 1841, near Reynoldsburg, 0., Leroy Lemert, who d. July, 
1852. ]\Ir. Lemert was a merchant. After his death, ]\Irs. Lemert, 
being possessed of a good education, taught school for several 
years. She was well versed in the Scriptures and was a writer 
for the religious papers. Believing it her duty to help all people 
she found in distress her small fortune was given away. During 
her last years she made her home with relatives. No children. 

571. Washington A.^ Sprague (brother to No. 568), b. 
Oct. 29, 1813, Coal Run, 0., d. :\ray 31, 1877, Reynoldsburg, 0. : 
m. there Mch. 22, 1832, Abigail Sprague, b. Sept. 22, 1818, on 
the Allegheny River, Pa., during the journey of her parents 
from Chautauqua, N. Y. to 0., d. Apr. 20, 1904, Columbus, O., 
dan. of Ignatius and Catheryn (Sprague) Sprague. She m. (2) 
July 29, 1886, James Patterson, b. 1828, d. in Columbus. 

Washington Sprague was an artist. He located first in 
Columbus, and then in St. Louis, where he followed his pro- 
fession for fifteen years. He was also a carpenter and gunsmith. 

I. Isabella R.", b. Dec. 31, 1835; m. June 30, 1876, Isaac Griffith. 

They resided near Brice, O.; no children. 
n. Harriet P., b. Jan. 21, 1838. See No. 611. 


572. IVIelissa M.^ Spbague (sister to No. 568), b. July 3, 
1815, Coal Run, 0., d. June 24, 1893, Seattle, Wash. ; m. Apr. 8, 
1837, Columbus, 0., Dr. William F. Linn, b. May 28, 1815, 
Washington, Guernsey Co., Ohio, son of Joseph and Martha 
(Montgomery) Linn. (See Note 20.) 

Dr. Linn was a student of medicine under Dr. Curtis of 
Cincinnati and is now (1905) an aged physician, residing in 
Herrick, 111. His wife was a very energetic and intelligent 
business woman. 

1. Leonitus Melvilles Linn, b. Feb. 22, 1838, near Eeynoldsburg, 0.; 
m. (1) Apr. 14, 1861, Woburn, HI., Mary Jane Evans, b. Jan. 
12, 1840, in Ind., d. Sept. 14, 1877, Walshville, 111., dau. of Ed- 
ward and Ann ( ) Evans. He m. (2) Mrs. Anna B. 

( ) Crites. Mr. Linn is a minister of the Gospel, in 

the Church of Christ. Kes. 1905 Salem, Mo.; in 1912 Hun- 
tington Beach, Calif. 

1. Ansel Filmores Linn, b. Mch. 6, 1862; m. Alice Ehodes, who d. 
May 25, 1890. He m. (2) Ara L. Kees. He graduated at 
Eugene (Ore.) Divinity School in 1906. Ees. (1912) Sum- 
merville, Ore. 

Note 20. — ^In March, 1905, Dr. Linn wrote in substance as follows: 

"My grandfather, Adami Linn, was born in Ireland and during one 
of the Irish rebellions, his father was executed as a rebel and the home 
broken up. One of the older sons undertook to steal the family away 
and bring them to America. My grandfather was seven years old when 
his brother brought him on a sailing vessel to Charleston, S. C. The 
brother returned for the other members of the family. That was the 
last grandfather ever saw or heard of them, and being quite young he 
soon forgot their names and where they lived in Ireland. At the age of 
about fourteen years he enlisted in the Eevolutionary War and served 
seven years. He was in some of the severest battles; was in the 
battles of Cowpens, Brandywine and Yorktown." 

He m. at Hagerstown, Md., and removed to Washington, Guernsey 
Co., Ohio, where he died. Their children were: John, Joseph. George, 
Samuel, William, Andrew F., Sally, Polly and Nancy Linn. 

Josephs Linn, b. 1787, in Va.; d. Feb. 2. 1875, in Hocking County. 
Ohio; m. May 26, 1814, Washington, O., Martha Montgomery, b. Dee. 
10, 1795, in Sciota Co., O., d. July, 1874, in Hocking Co., O., dau. of 
William Montgomery, who was a farmer and miller of Wheelsburg, O. 
The eldest of their nine children was Williams Linn, who m. (1) Ma- 
lisea M.' Sprague. He m. (2) in 1869, Evaline M. Saunders. 


2. Cecil Dumont Linn, b. Apr. 20, 1864, Oconee, 111.; m. Oct. 21, 

1888, Athena, Ore., Millie F. Stafford, b. Aug. 26, 1866, 
Eugene, Ore., dau. of Albert Marion and Rose Ann (Pell) 

He lived in Adams Co., Wash., for 21 yrs., and in 1905 
was serving his second term as County Treas. He removed 
from Ritzville, "Wash., to Pasadena, Cal., in 1908, and to 
Santa Ana, Calif., in 1910. ^ 


1. Ida Mayio, b. Apr. 28, 1897. 

3. Edward Dales Linn, b. Meh. 2, 1866; d. Oct. 5, 1876. 

4. Arthur Grant Linn, b. Oct. 15, 1867; m. Priscilla . 

5. William Tyler Linn, b. Oct. 1, 1869; d. Oct. 5, 1870. 

6. Joseph Calvin Linn, b. May 6, 1872, at Oconee, 111.; m. Mar. 11, 

1896, at Salem, Mo., Myrtle Aten, b. Oct. 5, 1876, .Jackson, 
C, dau. of Aaron and Elizabeth (Henderson) Aten. He 
was a farmer in 1905 at Fletcher, Wash. Res. "(1912) 
Cunningham, Wash. 


1. Joseph Ralphio Linn, b. Apr. 3. 1897. 

2. Aaron Irvin Linn, b. May 5, 1901. 

3. Cecil Floyd Linn, b. Meh. 17, 1903. 

7. Walter Herberts Linn, b. Oct. 5, 1875, Walshville, HI.; m. Feb. 

14, 1900, Ritzville, Wash., Eliza J. Mondy, b. Dec. 3, 1880, 
Salem, Mo., dau. of Joshua and Jane Mondy. He was a 
merchant in Quincy, Wash., in 1906; rem. to Westminster, 
Cal., but ret. to Quincy, 1912. 


1. Harry Arthurio Linn, b. Dec. 24, 1900. 

2. Queen Maude Adams Linn, b. Jan. 5, 1906. 

Irene Isaline^ Linn, b. Meh. 14, 1840, in Brown Twp., Franklin Co., 
0.; m. Sept. 13, 1870, Ramsey, 111., Rufus H. Moss, b. Meh. 
6, 1840, Euclid, O., d. -Tuly 12, 1895, at Seattle, son of .Jesse 
Jasper and Harriet (Howe) Moss. 

R. H. Moss was a minister of the gospel in the Church 
of Christ. Irene was a school teacher; res. Seattle, Wash. 


1. Harvey .Jaspero Moss, b. Auq. 5, 1871; m. Rhoda M. Denny. 

2. Madison Monroe Moss, b. Jan. 4, 1873; m. Agnes Lillian Bas- 


3. Fred Dudley Moss, b. July 26, 1875. 

4. Nellie Trene Mo<'?. b. Jan. 29, 1878; m. Edward Walton White. 

5. Rufus Garfield Moss. b. Apr. 22, 1882; d. Jan. 29, 1890. 


Adopted children: 

6. Buby Gladys, b. Nov, 22, 1889. 

7. Dorothy Dimple, b. Jan. 24, 1894. 

3. Adaline Ardelias Linn, b. Nov. 2, 1841; d. ; m. Tilford B. 

Prater. No children. 

4. Adelaide Fidelia Linn, b. Oct. 10, 1843; d. Feb. 5, 1845. 

5. Alva Curtis Linn, b. Aug. 21, 1846; d. Nov. 5, 1846. 

8. Anson Sprague Linn, b. Feb. 16, 1848; d. July 22, 1849. 

7. SteUa May Linn, b. July 22, 1851, Oconee, HI.; d. June 11, 1873, 

Eldorado, Kan.; m. Oct. 4, 1869, "Woburn, 111., John Blevins, b. 
Sept. 17, 1843, Carlinville, El., d. Apr. 19, 1909, son of Lenton 
A. and Eebecca (Moore) Blevins. John Blevins m. (2) Jennie 
. He was a physician, Cove, Ore. 

1. Minnie Ethels Blevins, b. Aug. 17, 1870, Donaldson, ill.; m. 
May 14, 1886, Union, Ore., William E. Martin, b. Oct. 3, 
1867, at Cove, son of John and Elsie A. (Huliek) Martin. 
A farmer and stock-raiser, Cove, Ore., in 1902. Res. (1912) 
New Bridge, Ore. 


1. Lula Martin, b. Apr. 13, 1887. 

2. Harry E. Martin, b. Feb. 8, 1889. 

3. Marvin Martin, b. May 31, 1891. 

4. Addie W. Martin, b. June 24, 1894. 

5. Allan J. Martin, b. June 9, 1896. 

6. Edith E. Martin, b. Feb. 6, 1900. 

7. Edward Martin, b. May 6, 1902. 

8. Leslie Eugene Martin, b. Apr. 23, 1909. 

8. Louis Hazelines Linn, b. June 21, 1856, Hillsboro, 111.; m. Dec. 24, 

1879, Rockdale, Tex., Julia M. Pettit, b. Oct. 23, 1852, Ram- 
sey, m., dau. of E. and Marilla (Buell) Pettit. He is a loco- 
motive engineer, Charlestown, HI. 

1. Harry L.9 Linn, b. Sept. 16, 1900. 

9. Ida Capitolas Linn, b. Feb. 5, 1859, Oconee, 111.; m. 1886, Winficld, 

Kan., George W. Arnold, b. Mch. 3, 1S52, Shelbyville, HI., son 
of George G. and Ann R. (Weakley) Arnold. Res. (1912) 
Santa Ana, Calif. Children: Beryl» Arnold, b. Apr. 3, 1888; 
Jesse Arnold, b. Dec. 26, 1897. 

573. WiLLiNGTON P.'' Sprague (brother to No". 568), b. 
June 3, 1819, Coal Run, 0., d. July 9, 1887, near the present 
town of Brice, 0., bnried at Reynoldsburg; m. Nov. 30, 1839, 
^fary M. Turner, b. Aug. 12, 1821, Silver Creek, Chautauqua 


Co., N. Y., d. Apr. 21, 1876, near Brice, dau. of Joseph and Ellis 
(Sprague) Turner. !Mr. Sprague was a farmer and among the 
most trusted and influential men of his neighborhood. He 
possessed a rugged constitution and was the tallest of his father's 
family, being six feet, two and one-half inches in height. He 
was thirteen years of age when the family moved to Franklin 
County. After his marriage he still resided on the home farm, 
which he later bought and became a successful farmer and stock- 
raiser. His home was known as "The Hill." The only serious 
financial loss he ever had was in 1880, when his barn and gran- 
ary burned, destroying all the contents including 6,000 bushels 
of corn. 

Mr. Sprague was a member of the Church of Christ 
(known as the Disciples), at Reynoldsburg, from the date of its 
establishment, and served as one of the Elders, always being at 
his post of duty under the most adverse circumstances. The 
author has a very pleasant recollection of visiting him shortly 
before his death and remembers him as a dignified old gentleman 
with kindly ways. 


Lewis Leroys, b. Sept. 14, 1840; d. Dec. 20, 186S, unm. 

Harvey W., b. May 7, 1842. 

Levi Allen, b. Dec. 24, 1844. 

Eliza A., b. Feb. 2, 1848; lives near Truro, Ohio. 

Charles, b. Nov. 17, 1856. 

Clara, b. Jan. 9, 1859. 

Frank, b. Dec. 23, 1850; m. Louie Williams. He d. Aug. 
21, 1895, in Orange Co., Calif., and left no children. 
Tin. Ollie, b. Aug. 19, 1861; d. Apr. 17, 1871. 


574. Dr. Anson^ Sprague (brother to No. 568), b. Dec. 7, 
1821, Coal Run, 0., d. Nov. 10, 1908, Nev^-ville, Calif: m. (1) 
Sept. 11, 18M, Sarah Labaroe, dau. of Rev. Joseph. He m. (2) 
Oct. 1866, IMrs. Emily (Labaree) White, b. July 30, 183S, a 
sister to his first wife, Sarah. 

Dr. Sprague was a graduate of the Eclectic School of Cin- 
cinnati. He removed from Franklin Co., 0., first to Greenville, 
111., and later to Calif. A successful practitioner of medicine. 

(Three by each wife.) 
1. Joeepb Labarees, b. July 11, 1845. 





















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n. William R., b. Apr. 13, 1852. 

750. Ui. Edward A,, b. Oct. 25, 1858. 

IV. Nettie Ada, b. July 28, 1867, Bloomfield, Calif.; d. Feb. 

1869, in Gilroy, Calif. 
V. Helen M., b. July 5, 1869; lives in Gilroy. 

751. VI. Gertrude Eva, b. Sept. 21, 1871. 

575. Delight B.^ Sprague (sister to No. 568), b. Nov. 21, 
1824, Coal Run, 0., d. July 20, 1849, Hillsboro, 111.; m. May 
4, 1847, Reynoldsburg, 0., William P. Marshall. He was a 
physician. They removed to 111., where he followed his pro- 
fession. Their children died in infancy. 

576. Dr. Romulus C.^ Sprague (brother to No. 568), b. 
June 10, 1828, Coal Run, 0., d. Nov. 9, 1896, Jericho Springs. 
Mo. ; m. Oct. 14, 1847, Martha Day Harrison, b. Sept. 15, 1825, 
d. Feb. 8, 1853, in Bond Co., 111., dau. of John L. and Hannah 

( ) Harrison; m. (2) July 6, 1854, Martha J. Johnson, 

b. May 15, 1832, Pocahontas, 111., dau. of Duncan and Mary 
( ) Johnson. 

He was a physician ; grad. at the Eclectic School of Medicine, 
Cincinnati ; rem. from Franklin Co., 0., to Bond Co., 111., about 
1853, and to Greenville a few years later. Here Dr. Sprague 
married Miss Johnson, representing one of the oldtime, wealthy 
and influential families of the county. He was for more than a 
quarter of a century one of the leading physicians of Green\'ille. 
and as a philanthropic physician and Christian gentleman was 
probably as well known as any one in the county. He was one 
of the active agents in securing the building of the Vandalia 
R. R. ; one of the organizers of the Christian Church of Woburn 
and Green\alle ; many times alderman of the city of Greenville, 
and also a member of the school board: a member in good 
standing at the time of his death of the Greenville Lodge of 
A. 0. U. W. He was a strong supporter of the cause of temper- 
■ance and honest and upright to a fault. 

Mrs. Sprague lives (1906) in St. Louis, 2612 Park Ave. 

(One by first wife, seven by second wife.) 
I. Anson Edwins, b. May 9, 1849; d. June 14, 1851. 


II. Clara Ellen, b. Mch. 6, 1856; m. Rev. John Dann; res. 

(1912) Detroit, Mich., 1132 3d Ave. 
m. Sarah Maude, b. Feb. 11, 1859; d. Mch. 15, 1889, at Degroff, 

Kans.; m. William H. Mclntyre. 
IV. May Irene, b. Apr. 13, 1861; d. Oct. 2, 1862. 

752. V. Romulus D., b. Jan. 13, 1863. 

VI. Ruby Bell, b. Feb. 17, 1865; m. Joseph Blosser. 
vn. John Beverly, b. June 24, 1867; d. Feb. 9, 1869. 
vra. Hattie Mabel, b. Jan. 28, 1871; d. Nov. 6, 1876. 

577. Thomas J.'' Sprague (Samuel*, James', Joshua*, 
William\ Jonathan^, William^), farmer, b. Sept. 24, 1838, Otsego, 
O.; m. there :May, 1861, Philaney Watters, b. there Feb. 24, 1S3S. 

I. Amandas, b. Feb. 23, 1862; d. Jan. 3, 1869. 

753. II. Wilmer A., b. Apr. 8, 1865. 

III. Carson, b. June 30, 1868; d. Nov. 30, 1887. 

IV. Dora, b. July 17, 1871; m. John C. Werta. 

V. Celia Olive, b. Apr. 8, 1874; m. Jan. 23, 1898, George Baker, 
farmer; res. Otsego. Child: Zala G. Buker, b. Nov. 19, 
n. Gertrude, b. May 8, 1881. 
vn. Maggie, b. July 20, 1886; d. Nov. 12, 1892. 

578. Hannah G.' Sprague (Jonathan*, James', Joshua*, 
William^ Jonathan^, William'), b. Jan. 6, 1825, Otsego, O. ; m. 
July 4, 1841, Coal Run, 0., John Buck Thomas, b. :Meh. 31, 1810, 
at Coal Run, d. July 6, 1889, Atwood, Kan., son of Charles and 
Sarah (Sprague) Thomas. 

Mr. Thomas was a farmer. 


1. Mary E.8 Thomas. 

2. Abel R. Thomas; res. Pleasanton, Kan. 

3. Erastus Thomas, res. Oskaloosa, la. 

4. Rachel Thomas. 

5. Martha J. Thomas, b. Oct. 19, 1848. * 

6. Alanson Thomas (twin) ; res. Pleasanton, Texas. 

7. Austin Thomas (twin) ; res. Pleasanton, Texas. 

8. Ralph Thomas. 

9. William Thomas. 

10. Albert A. Thomas, res. Fredonia, Kan. 

11. George Thomas, res. Lakonta, la. 


579. Rachel D.'' Sprague (sister to No. 578), b. June 9, 
1829, Otsego, 0.; m. Jan. 12, 1848, Coal Run, 0., Alanson A. 
Bnindege, b. Dec. 26, 182], Goshen, N. Y., son of Nehemiah 
and Mary (Short) Brundege; res. Tracy, Iowa. 


1. Caroline J.* Brundege, b. July 26, 1861; m. Washington M. Slay. 

580. JasEPH S.^ Sprague (brother to No. 578), farmer, b. 

May 1, 1831, Jacobsport, 0., d. Aug. 25, 1885, Eddyville, Iowa ; 

m. Nov. 7, 1852, Coal Run, 0., Henrietta Mason Laughery, b. 

Dec. 22, 1832, Centerville, 0., dau. of Joseph and Edner (Penny) 



754. 1. Manley H.*, b. Oct. 9, 1853. 

755. n. James A., b. Jan. 4, 1856. 

756. ni. Edner Leota, b. Feb. 21, 1858. 

IV. Edwin C, b. Aug. 19, 1863; m. Ida Wagner. 

581. William W."^ Spraglt: (brother to No. 578), b. Aug. 
31, 1841, Coal Run, 0. : ra. there Aug. 7, 1864, Sarah ilinerva 
Sprague. Farmer; removed to Mahaska Co., la., in 1868: to 
Esbon, Kan., about 1899 and later to Hiawatha, Kan. 

I. Oscar E.8, b. Aug. 12, 1865. 

757. n. Oemer L., b. Nov. 13, 1866. 

758. ra. Arthur L., b. May 6, 1872. 

759. TV. Asa B., b. Jan. 23, 1875. 

▼. Vesta v., b. May 19, 1877. 
n". Minnie M., b. Apr. 5, 1889, 

582. Albert T.'' Sprague (Ellas', James', Joshua*, Wil- 
liam', Jonathan-, William^), of Otsego, Ohio, farmer, b. Oct. 11, 
1843, Muskingum Co., 0. : m. Nov. 24, 1864, Alvira Elson, b. Dec. 
31, 1847. He served in Co. F., 78th Regt., 0. V. I., Ci\il War ; 

•was in the siege of Vicksburg, Champion Hill Fight and the bat- 
tle of Raymond. 

I. Charlotte Emalines, b. Nov. 20, 1865; m. Frank A. Rogers; 

res. Newcomerstown, O. 
n. Sarah A., b. Dec. 5, 1867; m. George Baird. 


ra. Elson Ira, b. Nov. 18, 1869; m. Bertha Stone. 

IV. Kate Bell, b. July, 1892. 

V. Luther Albert, b. Jan. 10, 1880. 

VI. Leo Alberta, b. Nov. 14, 1885. 

583. William A.^ Sprague (brother to No. 582), b. July 
20, 1857, Otsego, 0. ; m. Feb. 22, 1881, Coshocton, 0., Julia A. 
Ransopher, b. Jan. 23, 1864, dau. of Andrew Jackson and Mary 
Elizabeth (Dayton) Ransopher. He is a house-carpenter, Cosh- 
octon, Ohio. 


I. Francis Andrews, b. Sept. 22, 1882; m. Eosa M. Gross. 

n. Grace Myrtle, b. June 29, 1884; m. Willard A. Hook, 

ra. Robert Clifton, b. Feb. 10, 1886. 

rv. George Washington, b. July 19, 1888; m. Mary Newett. 

V. Mary Elizabeth, b. July 25, 1899. 

VI. William Judson, b. May 21, 1903. 

VII. Myrna Louisa, b. Aug. 28, 1905. 

584. Amos M.'' Sprague (James', James', Joshua*, 
William', Jonathan^, William^), of Piggott, Ark,, farmer, b. 

Sept. 20, 1846, Otsego, 0.; m. (1) ; m. (2) 

Jan. 2, 1885, Newton, 111., Linnie Hackett, b. at Hudsonville, 
ni., dau. of Nelson and Harriet (Mallott) Hackett. 


I. Givy 0.8, b. Nov. 15, 1887; m. Vicie Garrison. 

II. Lola, b. Dec. 16, 1889; m. Munroe Chuck. 

in. Odessa, b. June 7, 1892. 

TV. Frankie, b, Jan. 2, 1894. 

585. LuciNDA J.^ Sprague (sister to No. 584), b. Apr. 26, 
1849, d. Jan. 20, 1886 ; m. Dec. 25, 1866, Henrj' C. Kirts, son of 
Joseph and Hannah (Price) Kirts. Mr. Kirts is a farmer, St. 
Marie, 111. 


1. Magnolia J» Kirts, b. Sept. 23, 1867; d. Aug. 26, 1876. 

2. Oren J. Kirts, b. Nov. 11, 1869; m. Francis Valbert. - 

3. Charles Kirts, b. Doc. 9. 1871; m. Essa Kessler. 

4. Delia A. Kirts, b. Feb. 7, 1874; m. David Meers. 

5. Augustus Kirts, b. Feb. 13, 1877; m. Clemmie Wade. 

6. Hannah Kirts, b. Oct. 2, 1881; m. James Collins. 


586. Elonzo'^ Sprague (brother to No. 584), of West 
Liberty, 111., farmer, b. Nov. 16, 1853, Terre Haute, Ind. ; m. 
Rosetta Piper, b. Sept. 2, 1864, Sumner, 111., dau. of Theodore 
and Margaret Elder (Hills) Piper. 

I. Bertha May«, b. Oct. 18, 1883; d. Sept. 7, 1884. 
n. James Theodore, b. Feb. 26, 1885; m. Addie Belle Wilson 

Child: Robert K.o, b. Nov. 23, 1909, at West Liberty, 
ra. Charles, b. Dec. 16, 1886; d. Jan. 8, 1887. 
IV. Ethel Ellen, b. Dec. 4, 1887; m. Howard Brown Wilson, 
Child: Wilmer E.9 Wilson, b. Dec. 6, 1909, at West 
V. Cora Ann, b. Nov. 9, 1889; m. Mark R. Meek. Child: Hazel 

A.o Meek, b. Aug. 15, 1910, at West Liberty. 
VI. Arthur Nelson, b. Mch. 9, 1894; d. Apr. 8, 1907. 
vn. Stella Edith, b. Apr. 1, 1896. 
vm. Clarence Edward, b. Oct. 6, 1900. 

587. Augustus R.' Sprague (brother to No. 584), b. Feb. 
18, 1857 ; m. Rosaline Nevada Green, b. Nov. 24, 1859, Robinson, 
m., dau. of Alexander Green* (son of Joseph and Queen Esther 
(Lindley) Green), and Mary A. Goodman (dau. of Isaac and 
Margaret (Hand) Goodman). 

He was reared on a farm, but learned the trade of mechanic 
which he followed many years. He has resided in Crawford Co., 
111., Lincoln Co., Neb. (6 yrs.), Oregon City, Ore., and during 
the past 12 years in Cal. He is now a farmer, Calpella, Cal. 


I. LeRoy Augustus^, b. Dec. 19, 1879. He entered the U. S. 
Naval Training School at Mare Island, Cal., in Oct., 
1896; was one of the crew of the Oregon which made 
the record voyage around the Horn in 189S. He re- 
mained in the service during the war in the Philippines 
and was honorably discharged Dec. 19, 1900. He is now 
an Ensign in the local Co. of 4th Div. Naval Militia of 
Cal. He m. Agatha Trostel; res. Santa Cruz, Cal. 
Child: Dorothea T.s, b. Feb. 26, 1908. 

n. Earl Waller, b. June 21, 1887; member of 4th Div. N. M. C; 

•He enlisted in Co. D, 30th Regt., 111.; was wounded during the 
battle of Corinth, Miss., June 6, 1862; discharged by surgeon's order 
for disability, June 16, 1862. 


served on guard duty at San Francisco after the earth- 
quake in Apr., 1906. He m. Xorean Kitchens; res. Santa 
ni. Edith Vada, b. Aug. 4, 1889; m. Alanson Swain; res. San 

588. Sarah E." Spraque (sister to No. 584), b. Mch. 3, 
1860, Crawford Co., Ill; m. June 26, 1894, Nelson Bogard, b. 
Mch. 1, 1868, St. Marie, III, son of David and Harriet (Crum- 
ball) Bogard. He is a farmer; West Liberty, 111. 


1. Millie Janes Bogard, b. Feb. 4, 1895. 

2. James Dilla Bogard, b. Sept. 25, 1897. 

3. Elsie Belle Bogard, b. Mch. 10, 1900. 

589. Ar-\jinda B.' Spr-vgue (sister to No. 584), b. Mav 31, 
1864; m. Apr. 13, 1884, William Harding, b. May 12, 1856, 
Gambier, 0., son of Marcus and ^largaret (Mawer) Harding. 
William is a farmer; West Liberty, 111. 


1. Margaret Olives Harding, b. Jan. 5, 1885. 

2. Hershel Otis Harding, b. Oct. 14, 1886. 

3. Leola Harding, b. Jan. 2, 1889; m. Stephan A Lough. 

4. Alice Harding, b. May 21, 1891. 

5. Crete Harding, b. July 22, 1892. 

6. Luella Athel Harding, b. May 1, 1895, 

7. Kenneth Harding, b. Sept. 6, 1S97. 

8. Gladys Harding, b. Feb. 3, 1901. 

9. Lester Harding, b. June 20, 1904. 

590. Miranda^ Sprague (David®, Frederick', Joshua*, 
William', Jonathan-, William'), b. 1809, in North Gwillimbury, 
Ont, d. Oct. 26, 1867; m. (1) Ellis Willoughby, who d. May 5, 
1842. She m. (2) in 1842, Richard Sheppard, who was b. in 

(Seven by first marriage, four by second.) 

1. Davids Willoughby. 

2. Daniel Willoughby. 

3. Joshua Willoughby. 

4. John Willoughby. 

5. Bebecca Willoughby. 


6. Deodamia Willoughby. 

7. Nancy Willoughby. 

8. Richard Alberts Sheppard, b. Sept. 2, 1843, in North Gwillimbury; 

m. Sept., 1864, Newmarket, Ont., Elizabeth Howery, b. 1840, 
Toronto, d. Apr. 26, 1904, Sutton "W^st, Ont., dau. of Andrew 
Howery. Richard resides at Sutton West. 


1. Elizabeths Sheppard, b. Oct. 10, 1865; m. John Baldwin Hands. 

2. Thomas Albert Sheppard, b. Feb. 2, 1868; m. Margaret Parks. 

3. Bertram David Sheppard, b. June 8, 1874. 

9. Thomas Henrys Sheppard, res. 115 Castle Frank Crescent, Toronto, 


10. Oliver Barton Sheppard, res. Toronto. 

11, William Joseph Sheppard, b. Apr. 14, 1852, Keswick, Ont.; m. 

Ellen Mary Buchanan, b. Nov. 5, 1852, dau. of Robert and 
Rachel (Gill) Buchanan. He is a lumberman, Wanbaushene, 


1. Charles Henrys Sheppard. 

2. Annie Maud Sheppard. I 

3. William Joseph Sheppard. 

4. Robert Stanley Sheppard. 

5. Leigh Buchanan Sheppard. 

6. Herbert L. Sheppard. 

591. David' Sprague (brother to No. 590), of Roach '.s 
Point, Lake Simcoe, Ont., b. there June 6, 1811, d. there Jan. 
21, 1873 ; m. Mch. 27, 1833, Nancy Young, b. Nov. 11, 1809, d. 
Mch. 28, 1882, dau. of Thomas and Sarah (Rhyndress) Young. 

David o\sTied the finest estate in that vicinity. He was one 
of the most successful farmers of his time and had a park of 
select deer. For many years he served as County Councillor. 

Juliettas, b. Jan. 3, 1834. 
Marion Isabella, b. June 28, 1836. 
David Frederick, b. Nov. 13, 1838. 
Sarah .Jane, b. Mch. 1, 1841; d. young. 
John Boyce, b. Feb. 22, 1845; d. young. 
VI. Susan Maria, b, Jan. 21, 1846; d. young, 
vn. A son, b. Aug. 3, 1847; d. young. 
763. vni. William Selby, b. July 4, 1849. 

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592. Nancy^ Sprague (sister to No. 590), b. May 13, 1813, 
Roach's Point, Ont., d. Dee. 24, 1889, Belhaven, Ont. ; m. Dec. 
15, 1832, Roach's Point, John Morton, b. June 12, 1814, in Vt, 
d. Jan. 5, 1906, son of Silas and Mary (Hastings) Morton. John 
Morton resided at Belhaven, Ont., farmer, and always active 
in the affairs of his towTiship. 


1. Matildas Morton, b. Jan. 18, 1838; m. Mch. 26, 1855, William Earle, 

b. Feb. 21, 1833, son of George W. and Nancy (Thompson) 
Earle. Res. 529 West Ohio St., Chicago. 


1. Eugenie« Earl, b. Apr. 23, 1856; m. David J. McCarney. 

2. David Sprague Earl, b. Oct. 2, 1858; m. Mary Miller. 

3. William Franklin Earl, b. Mch. 10, 1861; m. Josephine Conrad. 

4. John Doyce Earl, b. July 12, 1864; m, Mary Whalen. 

5. Evelyn Earl, b. Nov. 1, 1866; d. Jan. 2, 1872. 

6. George Perry Earl, b. Mch. 5, 1870. 

2. Nancy8 Morton, b. Nov. 24. 1833, Bellhaven, Ont.; d. there Feb. 8, 

1911; m. Oct., 1852, Thomas Sennett, b. 1829, Dublin, Ireland, d. 
Feb. 15, 1900; farmer; res. at Bellhaven. 


1. John* Sennett, b. Sept. 8, 1853; res. Winnipeg. 

2. Thomas Henry Sennett, b. June 17, 1855; m. Susan Winch. 

3. Mariette Sennett, b. June 19, 1857; m. John Somerby. 

4. Martha Sennett, b. Feb. 12, 1861; m. Thomas H. Huntley. 

5. Sidney David Sennett, b. Apr. 15, 1865; a farmer of Sutton 

West, Ont.; m. 1887, Mary Ellen Cuthbertson, b. Feb. 13, 
1868, Ormensville, Ont., dau. of Samuel Cuthbertson of 
Belfast, Ireland, and Margaret (McLean) of Campbelltown, 


1. Robert Allanio Sennett, b. Nov. 22, 1889; a student. 

2. Harry Clarence Sennett, b. Sept. 10, 1891; a banker in 


3. Edward Sidney Sennett, b. Mch. 2, 1900. 

4. Margaret Mary Sennett, b. May 17, 1902. 

6. Silass Sennett, b. Nov. 16, 1867; m. Mary Homer. 

7. Annie L. Sennett, b. Oct. 22, 1870; m. Edward J. Norris. 

8. Franklin Sennett, b. Apr. 2, 1873; d. Apr., 1898. 

9. Lena W. Sennett, b. Apr. 27, 1877; m. Ira Ramer. 

3. Cinderellas Morton, b. Dec, 13, 1834; m. Feb. 21, 1856, in North 

Gwillimbury, Elijah Prosser. b. there Sept. 7, 1830, son of 
Rev. John and Sarah (Willoughby) Prosser. Res. Keswick. 



1. Walters Prosser. 

2. Wajnian Prosser. 

3. Sarah Jane Prosser. 

4. Franklin Prosser. 

5. Matilda Prosser. 

6. Nancy Prosser. 

7. Arthur Prosser. 

8. Etta Prosser. 

9. Ada Prosser. 

4. John Boyces Mortou, b. May 22, 1842; m. 1863, in North Gwillim- 

bnry, Nancy Mann, dau. of Willard and Susan (Bennett) Mann. 
Res. Keswick. 


1. Wellington' Morton. 

2. Bertha Morion. 

3. Sarah Jane Morton. 

4. Rebecca Morton. 

5. John Morton. 

(5. Inazela Morton. 

7. Lessley Morton. 

8. Mary Morton. 

9. Malcom Morton. 
10. Sprague Morton. 

5. Sarah Janes Morton, b. Jan. 12, 1848; m. Jan. 25, 1875, Joseph 

Thompson Connolly, b. Oct. 10, 1830, in County of Antrim, 
Ireland; d. Dec. 27, 1909. son of Thomas and Betsey Sally 
(Thompson) Connolly. He wag a contractor; Belhaven, Ont. 
The widow is now (1912) at Keswick, Ont. 


1. Ethan L.» Connolly, a physician and druggist, b. May 7, 1876; 

m. Ethel May Louise Fleming, b. May 10, 1877. Res. 
Collingwood, Out. 


1. Ethan Fleming^) Connolly, b. May 25, 1902. 

2. Joseph Harvard Connolly, b. Dec. 18, 1904. 

3. Ewart Morton Connolly, b. Feb. 6, 1911. 

2. Charles V.' Connolly, a druggist, b. Oct. 7, 1878; m. Christina 

Lily Fleming, b. Jan. 27, 1879. Res. Toronto, Can. 


1. Vivian Thompsonio Connolly, b. Oct. 12, 1902. 

2. Thomas Leo Connolly, b. July 28, 1910. 

6. Charles Patersons Morton, b. Aug. 6, 1853; m. Dec. 3, 1879, at Kes- 


wick, Anna Winch, b. Apr. 21, 1859, dau. of Samuel and Ann 
(Williams) Winch; a farmer of Belhaven. 


1, Milly R.9 Morton, b. Sept. 29, 1880. 

2. Ethel A. Morton, b. May 23, 1887; m. David S. Norris, 

593. Daniel^ Sprague (brother to No. 590), farmer, b. 
1816, Keswick, Ont., d. there May 11, 1848; m. Feb. 27, 1S4<3. 
Charlotte Ernes, b. Sept. 30, 1822, at Keswick, d. there Dec. 17. 
1898, dau. of Silas and (Denham) Ernes. 


764. I. James Edward*, b. Feb. 5, 1841. 

765. II. David Henry, b. July 22, 1843. 

766. ni. John Boyce, b. Dec. 12, 1845. 

767. IV. Daniel Emes, b. Dec. 1, 1847. 

694. Diana" Sprague (sister to No. 590), b. Nov. 27, 181S: 
m. (1) May 15, 1837, Nicliolas Bennett, b. May 1819, d. Sept. 
17, 1850, Keswick, Ont., son of Aquilla and Susanna (Covert) 
Bennett; she m. (2) May, 1853, Nathan Gager, b. 1830, son of 
Nathan and Wealthy (Huntley) Gager; she m. (3) July 1, 1872, 
James Cleary, b. Sept. 8, 1852. Diana was a woman of great 
executive ability, and was considered one of the best business 
women of that locality. Her husbands were all farmers of 
Keswick. The eldest son, Sidney J. 'Bennett, was forced into 
the Confederate service, and after serving six months went north 
and enlisted in the Union Army for the remainder of war. He 
served as Captain, and after the war closed was in the service 
against the Indians for some time. Later he served as IMayor 
of Fort Dodge, Iowa. 


1. Sidney James'' Bennett, b. Mch. 18, 1838; m. Edith . 

2. David Henry Bennett, b. June 21, 1840; killed at Antietam. 

3. Nelson Bennett, b. Oct. 14, 1843; m. Sept. 2, 1881, Lottie Hu^gins, 

b. in Boon Co., N. Y,, dau. of William and Mary A. (Wood- 
land) Huggins. He is a rail-road contractor, Tacoraa, Wash. 


Sadie, a step-daughter. 

1. Zellas Bennett, b. Oct. 9, 1882; d. Aug. 13, 1883. 

2. Leta Woodland Bennett, b. Oct. 22, 1884. 


3. Nelson Bennett, b. June 7, 1887. 

4, Lotta Bennett, b. Apr. 11, 1896. 

4. Willards Bennett, b. Oct. 18, 1844; m. Elizabeth Tomlinson. 

5. James Albert Bennett, b. Oct. 22, 1846; m. Alice . 

e. Amelia Bennett, b. Apr. 9, 1850, Keswick, Ont.; m. June 15, 1870, 
New Market, Ont., Joseph Alexander Tomlinson, b. Mob. 3, 
1845, at Jackson's Point, Ont., son of Robt. and Mary (Harrison) 
Tomlinson. He is an oil-producer, Beaver, Pa. 


1. Leora Alberta^ Tomlinson, b. May 30, 1871. 

2. Jessica Diana Tomlinson, b. Jan. 1, 1873; d. 1894. 

3. Joseph Gilbert Tomlinson, b. Jan. 18, 1875; d. 1900; a soldier in 

the Spanish American War. 

4. Sidney Lee Tomlinson, b. June 30, 1877. 

5. Everett Nelson Tomlinson, b. Feb. 27, 1880. 
2d m. 

7. Walter Wallaces Cager, b. Jan. 9, 1854; m. Jane Hanna. 

8. Cecilia Gager, b. July 1, 1856, at Keswick; d. 1892, Harbor Beach, 

Mich.; m. Henry King. Ees. Harbor Beach, 


1. Etha Amelias King, b. 1876; m. Frederick Pease. 

2. Tracy Diana King, b. 1878. 

3. Edwin King. 

4. Wyman King. 

9. Annie« Gager, b. Nov. 20, 1858, at Keswick; m. May 23, 1876, Harbor 

Beach, Mich., David E. Dues, b. Feb. 26, 1856, on board a 
vessel on Lake Huron, son of Peter aad Mary (Romage) Dues. 
He is a wholesale fish dealer, Cheboygan, Mich. 


1. Eva Dianas Dues, b. Apr. 28, 1877; m. Frank Tracy. 


1. Eura Abagailio Tracy, b. Dec. 31, 1901. 

2. Dues Tracy, b. Dec. 1903. 

2. Anna Abigail^ Dues, b. June 20, 1879; d. . 

3. Cecil Chester Dues, b. Mch. 23, 1882. 


595. Louisa P.' Spragite (Joshua", Frederick'', Joshua*. 
William^ Jonathan^ William'), b. IMay 1, 1819, d. Dec. 23, 
1848, Ottumwa, la. ; m. Sept. 7, 1837, Jacksonville, 111., Thomas 
Stewart Green, b. Sept. 1, 1S07, in London, England, d. Sept. 
1, 1853, at Ottumwa. Thomas was a farmer, Ottumwa, la. 


1. Sarah Anns Green, b. Mch. 18, 1840, at Jacksonville; d. there, 
Mch. 21, 1911; m. there Sept. 6, 1866, Peter Elv Hamel, b. Apr. 

10, 1833, in 0., son of William H. and Rosanna ( ) 

Hamel. Peter is a farmer; Jacksonville, 111. 

1. Ellen 01ive» Hamel, b. Aug. 22, 1867; d. . 

2. Margaret Elnora Hamel, b. Mch. 25, 1870, Lynnville, 111.; m. Aug. 

18, 1886, Jacksonville, Henry David Reese, b. July 9, 1866, 
at Lynnville, son of Thomas and Mary (Emerick) Reese. 
Henry is a farmer; "Woodson, HI. 


1. Lloyd Everettio Reese, b. May 27, 1887. • 

2. Linnie Ellen Reese, b. Sept. 30, 1891. 

3. Sarah May Reese, b. Apr. 2, 1899. 

3. Joseph Leonard* Hamel, b. Aug. 20, 1872; m. July 19, 1899, 

Rantoul, HI., Daisie Ruth Cross, b. there Dec. 10, 1875, dau. 
of Abram and Martha Cross. They reside in Chicago, 
5926 West Superior St. (1912). 


1. Frederick Leonardio Hamel, b. Nov. 11, 1902; d. Nov. 18, 


2. Dorothy Ruth Hamel, b. Feb. 6, 1907. 

4. Charles Edwins Hamel, b. Nov. 21, 1874, at Lynnville; m. Nov. 

18, 1897, Jessie Bell Fligg, b. Jan. 11, 1875, dau. of George 
and Mary Jane (Stevenson) Fligg. Charles is a farmer; 
Jacksonville, HI. 


1. Ruth Mebelio Hamel, b. Sept. 6, 1900. 

2. Irene May Hamel, b. Nov. 16, 1902. 

3. Harold Ely Hamel. b. Sept. 25, 1909. 

2, Joshua Spragues Green, b. Feb. 16, 1842, at Jacksonville; m. Mch. 
21, 1869, St. Jacobs, 111., Clara Olivia. He is a farmer. Pratt, 
Kan. Served four years and two months in Civil War. Enlisted 
July 27, 1861, at St. Louis Arsenal, in Co. D, 9th Mo. Inf., 
which regt. was transferred to and made the 59th HI. Inf.; 
was Corporal in Co. D of this regt. and was promoted to Ser- 
geant in Co. F, 1st V. S. Vol. Eng. Was in many battles. 
Disc, at Nashville, Sept. 26, 1865. Pensioner. 

1. Minnie Maria» Green, b. Dec. 1, 1867, Pratt, Kan.; ra. Nov. 8, 
1899, Edwin Leonidas Fitzsimmons; res. Cairo, Kans. 



1. Olive^o Fitzsimmons. 

2. Lee FiizsinunoDS. 

3. Allen FitZBimmons. 

4. Robert Fitzsimmons. 

5. Maud Fitzsimmons. 

2. David Edson» Green, b. Oct. 22, 1869. 

3. Lawrence "Washington Green, b. June 20, 1872; m. Nov. 27, 1901, 

Isabell Greer; res. Cairo. 

4. Levris Joshua Gren, b. July 28, 1878. 

5. Edward Francis Green, b. July 15, 1880. 

6. Frederick Hiram Green, b. Aug. 14, 1882. 

7. Dorothy Louise Green, Aug. 17, 1886. 

3. Thomass Stewart Green, b. 1845, d. . 

596. Mary R.'' Sprague (sister to No. 595), b. May 21, 
1821, in 0., d. Dec. 20, 1883, Jacksonville, 111. ; m. Apr. 6, 1843, 
Eddley Foster, farmer, Jacksonville, 111. 


1. Mary Adelia^ Foster; d. at Jacksonville; ni. at Alton, HI., Jamea 

McFarland. Child: John M.b McFarland, b. Feb. 28, 1870, 
d. . 

2. William H. Foster; m. 1872, at Jacksonville, Marguerite Angel. 


1. Charles' Foster; d. . 

2. Tappan Foster. 

3. Glenn Foster; res. Bloomington, HI. , 

4. E. Pearl Foster; res. Jacksonville, 111. 

5. Minnie L. Foster. 

6. Roy S. Foster, 

597. Porter B.'' Spraglte (Jacob*, Frederick', Joshua*. 
William^ Jonathan-, William^), b. Feb. 24. 1839, Reynoldsbursr. 
0., d. Dec. 31, 1906 ; m. Feb. 17, 1861, Agency. la., Nancy S. 
Packwood, b. June 9, 1840, ^lartinsburg, Ind.. dau. of "Wiiliam 
and Jane (Schumaker) Packwood. 

Mr. Sprague was a merchant of Winterset, Town. Mrs. 
Sprague and her daughter, Mrs. McCall, reside there. 


I. Blanch*, b. Nov. 20, 1866; m. Elmer E. Merall. 
11. Ernest C, b. Feb. 23, 1871; m. Britta Light. He is a drug- 
gist. Res. Sanborn, Iowa. 


598. Mary L/ Sprague (sister to No. 597), b. Sept. 21, 

1844, Columbus, O. ; m. Dec. 28, 1859, Agency, la., John Virden, 

b. Oct. 8, 1834, Norwich, Ohio, d. Apr. 12, 1908, Denver, Colo., 

son of Jerome and Sarah (Fleming) Virden. She resides in 



1. Minnies Virden, b. Nov. 18, 1860; m. Clarence G. Reed. Child: Jeseie 

V.» Reed, b, Jan. 19, 1882 in Golden, Colo. 

2. Jessie Virden, b. Mch. 15, 1864; m. George A. Bobetban. 

3. Chapman R. Virden, b. July 13, 1866. 

599. IMariah^ Sprague (sister to No. 597), b. abt. 1848, 
Agency, la., d. July 1881, Dawson, Neb. ; ra. Nov. 2, 1859, Abner 
Smutz, b. Mch. 29, 1847, in Westmoreland Co., Pa., d. Dec. 10, 
1906, Bird City, Kans., son of David and Eleanor (Armstrong) 
Smutz. He m. (2) ]\Iay Allen, in 1883. 


1. George Clarences Smutz, b. Oct. 31, 1870; res. Parks, Neb. 

2. Irwin D. Smutz, b. Nov. 20, 1872; res. Alicel, Ore. 

3. May Daisy Smutz, b. Nov. 3, 1874; m. Jacob A. Brown. Res. 

Edmond, Kans. 

600. George W.'' Sprague (brother to No. 597), b. May 
28, 1850, Agency City, la.: m. (1) July 27, 1878, Terre Haute, 
Ind., Anna E. Smith. He ra. (2) Mrs. Emma (Kitts) Carr, 
b. Nov. 10, 1855, widow of Theodore, and dau. of Joseph and 
Martha (Carr) Kitts. 

George is a salesman, Terre Haute, Ind. 


1. George Hiram", b. Nov. 7, 1879; a physician; resides with 
his mother, Glendora, Cal. 

601. Caroline C Sprague (Frederick", Frederick', 
Joshua*, William', Jonathan^, WilliamM, b. Oct. 16, 1835, Rey- 
noldsburg, 0.; m. (1) Oct. 2, 1851, Agency, la., John Beach, 
merchant, graduate of Point, d. Aug. 31, 1874: m. (2) 
Dec. 2, 1876, Wapello, la., John HanaAvalt, carpenter, Agency. 


1. Cyrus Franklins Beach, b. July 13, 1856; d. Sept. 12, 1864. 

2. Augustus Beach, b. Sept. 6, 1859; d. Oct. 3, 1860. 


3. Edward Francis Beach, b. Sept. 16, 1868. 

4. Frederick Nichols Beach, b. May 18, 1871. 

602. John G.^ Sprague (Joshua*, Jonathan', Joshua*, 
William^ Jonathan-, William^), b. Dec. 1, 1817, Coal Run. 0., 
d. Sept. 23, 1891, Sedalia, I\Io. ; m. July 12, 1838, at Coal Run, 
Eliza Ann Beach, b. there Dec. 25, 1821, d. Dec. 5, 1906, Halls- 
ville, Tex., buried at Sedalia, dau. of Samuel and Amy (Sher- 
man) Beach. 

Some time after his marriage Mr. Sprague established a 
foundry at Pomeroy, 0., which he operated a few years. About 
1849, he removed to Bonaparte, Towa, and engaged in farming 
until the spring of 1852, when with many of his neighbors he 
organized an ox team train and started by the way of Council 
Bluffs and Omaha to California. The ox-train had several lively 
tilts with the Indians while crossing the plains, but generally 
outwitted them. He engaged in mining at "Hangto'^vn" and 
Placerville. After four years he disposed of his mining interests 
in California and returned by way of the Isthmus of Panama 
and New York, to Coal Run, arriving there in 1856. Two years 
later he removed to Greenville, 111., and bought a prairie farm 
of 240 acres, on which he lived until after the close of the Ci\'il 
War, then sold out and engaged in merchandizing in Greenville. 
In 1870 he went to Taylorville, 111., where he and Jacob ^Maxwell 
conducted a grain and implement enterprise during the next two 
years. In 1877 he went to Sedalia, :\ro., and established a grain 
and coal trade, doing a thriving business until Aug. 28, 18S4, 
when he was stricken with paralysis, from which he never re- 
covered, dying in 1891. He was always a busy man, and a firm 
believer in hard work. 

Dudley D.s, b. Oct. 5, 1839. 
Charles D., b. May 14, 1842. 
Albert B., b. Aug. 21, 1843; d. Aug. 5, 1844. 
Pearley J., b. Mch. 11, 1S45. 
V. Ezra B., b. Feb. 23, 1847. 

Cynthia M., b. Jan. 12, 1849. 
VII. Francifl J., b. Apr. 12. 1851; d. Feb. 2, 1852. 
773. vni. Frank M., b. Jan. 30, 1854. 

nt. John Wesley, b. Jan. 18. 1859; d. July 22, 1903. 
X. Joseph IT., b. May 22, 1862; d. June 21, 1866. 













603. Cynthia" Sprague (sister to No. 602), b. Apr. 1819. 
Coal Run, 0., d. June 2], 1903, San Diego, Cal, m. (1) Orrin 

Morris, b. Oct. 31, 1807, d. ; m. (2) John Y. Butt, b. 

in London, Eng., d. 1851, at Cincinnati, son of William and 

(Hankins) Butt; m. (3) Augustus Wayne Sprague (No. 


(Two by first husband, one by second and one by third.) 

1. Harriet N.s Morris; res. San Diego, Cal. 

2. Albert J. Morris; res. Kansas City, Mo. 

3 Orrin W. Butt, b. May 23, 1849 at Coal Run, O.; res. Kansas City. 
4. Emma Brown Sprague, b. Aug. 1856; m. Henry E. Mills. 

604. - Augustus W.^ Sprague (Anthony®, Jonathan\ 
Joshua*, William^ Jonathan^, William^, b. July 9, 1816, in 
Adams Tp., Washington Co., O., d. Jan. 6, 1906, Blue Mound, 
111.; m. (1) Sept. 19, 1839, in Adams Tp., Rowena Morris, b. 
Apr. 13, 1832, Lowell, 0., dau. of William and Hannah (Newell) 
Morris; m. (2) Mrs. Cynthia (Sprague) Butt; m. (3) in 1858, 
Sophrona Rummer, b. Dec. 8, 1838, at Lowell, d. there Dec. 11, 
1862, dau. of Parley and Sarah (Tillotson) Rummer. 

His early life was devoted to farming, and helping his 
father in the distiller}' and grist mill. After he went out for 
himself he pushed on keelboats until the river was dammed, af- 
ter which he ran flatboats loaded with produce and stoneware 
from Zanesville to the Southern markets. He then in company 
with others bought a steamboat, was made Captain and was en- 
gaged in trade on the Muskingum and Ohio rivers, and one year 
on the Red river. This business was brought to a close with the 
opening of the Civil War. He has since been IMayor and Post- 
master, and has held a number of minor offices in Lowell, where 
he resided. Feb. 22, 1894, he went to Blue Mound, III, to reside 
with his daughter Mrs. Ella Spooner. 

During his river life Mr. Sprague had many narrow escapes 
especially on sinking vessels. On one occasion during a winter 
night at Cincinnati, he was on a flatboat which was acciden- 
tally sunk by the steamboat Sultana. In only his night clothes 
he floated one and one-half miles iK^fore reaching the bank 
of the river. At nearly ninety years of age his mind remained 
remarkably clear. 


He rendered valuable assistance to the writer in working 
out the genealogy of some early Washington Co., Ohio, families. 

(Six by first marriage, one by second, two by third.) 

774. I. Ella Seamanss, b. June 21, 1840. 

775. II. Olive Fleck, b. Nov. 28, 1842. 

ni. Augusta Weethee, b. Dec. 28, 1844; d. Dec. 2, 1845. 

776. IV. John Crawford, b. Dec. 16, 1846. 

V. Arthur Augustus, b. Feb. 18, 1850; d. Oct. 22, 1899. 
VI. Ceola Rowena, b. Jan. 31, 1853. 

777. vn. Emma Brown, b. Aug. 1856, 

778. vm. Cordner Wayne, b. July 21, 1859. 

DC. Scott Anderson, b. Feb. 1861; d. June 12, 1892. 

605. Cynthia A." Sprague (sister to No. 604), b. Jan. 3, 
1819, LoweU, 0., d. Meh. 29, 1898, Blue Mound, 111.; m. (1) Nov. 
21, 1839, at Lowell, Square A. Null, b. July 17, 1816, d. Aug. 
31, 1840, Coal Run, 0.; m. (2) Nov. 2, 1845, Able Robinson 
Farnsworth, b. ]\Ich. 11, 1822, in Monroe Co., 0., d. May 24, 
1896, at Blue ^Mound, son of John H.* and Catherine (Farns- 
worth) Farnsworth. He was a contractor: res. Blue Mound, 111. 

(All but one by second marriage.) 

1. Square F.s Null; d. Nov. 4, 1864;-- •' 

2. Austin TVeethee Farnsworth, b. Aug. 23, 1846; m. Jennie A. Sweet. 

3. Edwin Howard's Farnsworth, b. Jan. 31, 1848, at Coal Run; m. Apr." 

22, 1874, Breckenbridge, 111.. Martha P. Morris, b. Mch. 11, 1852, 
Springfield, O. dau. of Nathaniel and Elizabeth (Fisher) Morris. 
He is an attorney-at-law. Mountain Grove, Mo. 


1. Cora E.9 Farnsworth, b. Feb. 11, 1875; d. 1900; m. "William 

Furrow. Child: Fannie Furrow. 

2. Anna May Farnsworth, b. Aug. 1878; m. L. T. Barber and res. 

in St. Louis. 

3. Lottie E. Farnsworth. b. Jan. 1882; m. G. C. Snowden and res. 

in Mountain Grove. 

4. Emma Leona Farnsworth, b. Apr. 1884. 

5. Harvey E. Farnsworth, b. Feb. 1888. 

*Jobn H. Farnsworth, b. 1781, at Groton, Mass., d. 1858-9 in Pike 
Co., HI., son of Samuel Farnsworth. Catherine Farnsworth was the 
daughter of Robert Farnsworth. Samuel and Robert were cousins. 


4. Harvey WayneS Farnsworth, b. Sept. 10, 1849; d. Apr. 12, 1881, 

Sterling, Kan.; m. Elizabeth Rebecca Kingsbury. 


1. Harry Burton» Farnsworth, b. Aug. 13, 1875, Hull, 111.; m. Sept. 

24, 1902, College View, Neb. Ethel Terry Reeder, b. May 
4, 1878, Dalton City, 111., dau. of John Alexander and Mary 
Irene (Terry) Reeder. He was a physician at Battle Creek 
Sanatarium, Mich. (1905); at Missoula, Mont. (1912). 

2. Franklin Walton Farnsworth. b. June 23, 1878, Sterling, Kan. 

Res. (1905), Battle Creek, Mich. 

5. David Waltons Farnsworth, b. Mch. 2, 1851, Lowell, O.; m. Apr. 

16, 1885, Menlo, la., Anna Eliza Murphy, b. June 16, 1S62. 
Epworth, la., dau. of Patrick and Mary (Kiniary) Murphy. 
He is a physician, Galva, Iowa. 


1. Fordyce Barker^ Farnsworth, b. Sept. 20, 1886. 

2. Harold Emerson Farnsworth, b. Apr. 5, 1890. 

6. Theola Delights Farnsworth, b. Jan. 26, 1853; d. Mch. 4, 1899; m. 

Sept. 8, 1874, Blue Mound, HI., Thomas Taylor, b. Aug. 24, 
1850; d. Oct. 19, 1901, Decatur, 111., son of John and Minerva 
(Duley) Taylor. Thomas is a farmer. 


1. Bertha A.9 Taylor, b. Apr. 19, 1875; d. May 20, 1875. 

2. Annie Laurie Taylor, b. Feb. 27, 1876; m. Henry Hill. 

3. Cleo Clyde Taylor, b. July 1, 1878; m. Clarence HilL 

4. Coral Tenno Taylor, b. May 28, 1880; m. Ruby Wood. 

5. Ida Aline Taylor, b. Feb. 11, 1883; m. Ross Myres. 

6. John Garver Taylor, b. Sept. 24, 1884. 

7. Roy C. Taylor, b. Feb. 10, 1887; d. Feb. 10, 1887. 

8. Jennie D. Taylor, b. Aug. 2, 1888; m. Obidiah Styles. 

9. Thomas Moffet Taylor, b. .Tuly 3, 1891; m. Pearl Chapman. 
10. Olaf Clete Taylor, b. Oct. 31, 1893. 

7. Rowena Sprague" Farnsworth, b. Nov. 18, 1854. Lowell. O.; m. Aug. 

21, 1879, at Taylorville, Benjamin Ward, b. Apr. 18, 1855, in 
Washington Co., O., son of John and Mary Ann (Smith) Ward. 
He is a farmer, Blue Mound, HI. 


1. Esta Anno Ward, b. Dec. 22. 1880; m. Guy Hartsock. 

2. Otto Howard Ward, b. Dec. 16, 1881; m. "Rosa Ludwick. 

3. Lucy Eleanor Ward, b. Apr. 16, 1884; m. Fred Cline. 

4. Nelle Maud Ward, b. Mch. 25, 1886; m. Lee Cline. 

5. Benjamin Franklin Ward, b. May 21, 1888. 

6. Freda Letha Ward, b. Nov. 23, 1890; d. Apr. 15, 1900. 

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7. John Wilbur Ward, b. Sept. 20, 1892. 

8. Lottie Marie Ward, b. Nov. 28, 1894. 

8. Lucy Eleanors Farnsworth, b. Aug. 14, 1857, m. John Peabody. Res. 

Stonington, III. 

9. Lottie Olive Farnsworth, b. Aug. 14, 1857; d. Aug. 23, 1864. 

10. Charles Cordova Farnsworth, b. Feb. 29, 1860, Kinderhook, 111.; m. 
Feb. 11, 1892, Hannabel, Mo., Mary Foster, b. Feb. 18, 1863, 
at Kinderhook, dau. of Louis and Nancy (Murray) Foster. He 
resides at Hull, HI. 


1. Foster A.9 Farnsworth, b. Oct. 4, 1893. 

2. Theola Vivian Farnsworth, b. Apr. 1, 1897. 

606. Edward W.' Sprague (brother to 604), of Lowell, 
0., b. Aug. 20, 1820, Lowell, d. there Feb. 3, 190-i; m. Dec. 14, 
1842, Mary Gage, b. 1823, Acworth, N. H., d. Dec. 12, 1891, at 
Lowell, dau. of Daniel and Polly (Shaw) Gage. 

Capt. Sprague was a follower of the river and was known 
throughout the Ohio and IMuskingum valleys. For several years 
he superintended the improvements of the Muskingum, and from 
1870 to 1880 was superintendent of the work under the State 
of Ohio. When the government took possession of this river 
Capt. Sprague was retained, and until 1891 had charge of the 
Muskingum, a part of the Ohio, and the mouth of the Little 
Kanawha rivers. 

He built dams and hung all the lock gates along the Muskin- 
gum, and also built locks and dams for the Hocking Canal. His 
business was managed so carefully that not one man was ever 
injured in his employ. On matters pertaining to inland navi- 
gation Capt. Sprague was considered by river men as the high- 
est authority. 


779. I. Frank D.8, b. Oct. 25, 1843. 
n. Albert W., b. Oct. 25, 1843. 

780. m. Steven G., b. Meh. 13, 1847. 

781. IV. Dudley W., b. Feb. 18, 1849. 

782. V. Marion G., b. Aug. 29, 1851. 

783. VI. Elizabeth, b. Dec. 3, 1853. 

VII. Martha Cj-rena, b. Feb. 11, 1856; d. Nov. 1865. 
vin. Wilson S., b. Apr. 4, 1858; m. Emma Mason. Wilson is 
a merchant in Zanesville, O. 


607. Daniel M.^ Sprague (brother to No. 604), b. Jan. 
10, 1822, near Lowell, 0., d. there Dec. 17, 1902; m. (1) Feb. 8, 
1843, Adaline Mason, b. Dec. 19, 1825, d. Oct. 31, 1873, Spring- 
field, 111., dau. of William and Luna (Sprague) Mason. He m. 
(2) Nov. 17, 1875, Sarah Wilson, of Meigs, 0., who d. Mch. 18, 

Daniel Sprague was a carpenter and steamboatman until 
about fortj'-five years of age when he quit the river and removed 
with his family to Springfield, 111., where he engaged in farm- 
ing. By hard work and enterprise he was successful. He was 
of an ingenious turn of mind and made a number of inventions. 
After the death of his wife, in 1873, he returned to Ohio. He 
embraced the Baptist faith Dec. 3, 1842, but soon after this he 
united \\ith the Disciples. [Mr. Sprague was much interested 
in history, but his favorite book was the Bible. The latter years 
of his life were passed at Lowell. 


784. I. Melinda Augusta^, b. Jan. 5, 1844. 

785. n. Marinda Lemert, b. Apr. 27, 1855. * 

786. ni. William Manchester, b. Dec. 4, 1861. 
IT. Ella, d. ac. 5 yrs. 

v. Ada L., a trained mirse, Lowell, O. 

608. Dr. Joshua B.^ Sprague (brother to No. 604), b. 
Jan. 14, 1825, Lowell, 0. ; m. Feb. 17, 1848, Coal Run, 0., Valinda 
Pesler Martin, b. June 12, 1832, in Washington Co., Pa., dau. 
of Samuel and :\rary (Fesler) ^lartin. Mrs. Sprague m. (2) 
Sept. 1891, W. H. Hartman, and lives at Augusta, 111. 

Joshua B. Sprague took a course in the Homeopathic ^Medical 
College, at Cincinnati, and located first at Marietta. In 1865 
he removed to Kinderhook, 111., and the next year to Christian 
Co., eight miles west of :Macon, 111., where he bought a small 
farm for his sons. Viola, his eldest daughter, engaged in teach- 
ing, riding her pony three or four miles through the prairie 
grass to the schoolhouse. The people of their religious faith, 
the Disciples, were hunted up and brought together for worship. 
The doctor replaced his log cabin with a new residence, and a 
post office was established, called Randalville. Not being satisfied 
with the practice of homeopathy, Dr. Sprague went to Chicago 












and graduated at the Rush Medical College, in Feb., 1869, and 
gome time later removed to Blue Mound, three miles di.stant, 
and conducted a drug store in addition to an extensive practice. 
After several years he became broken in health by the long 
drives and the hardships of the new country, and finally, to 
have less country practice, he removed to Springfield and fitted 
up an infirmary. He died at Springfield, Dec. 6, 1882. 

Viola C,8, b. Nov. 28, 1848. 
Otho N., b. Oct. 18, 1850. 
Martin, b. Aug. 3, 1853. 
Delia, b. Oct. 5, 1857. 
Lena A., b. Mch. 28, 1866. 

609. Austin G.' Sprague (brother to No. 604), b. Feb. 17, 
1830, Lowell, 0., d. May 16, 1863, at Champion Hill, before 
Vicksburg, !Miss. ; m. Nov. 7, 1854, Cherry Valley, 111., Lucena 
Roach Farley, b. Aug. 14, 1838, Beverly, 0., dau. of James and 
Ellen (Taylor) Farley. 

He was a farmer, removed in 1854 to Charley Valley, 111., 
and in 1856 to Iowa, locating in Highland Tp., "Washington 
Co. Mr. Sprague enlisted in the Civil War and served until 
killed in battle. The follo-wang is a duplicate of letter from 
Geo. W. Harbin to Mrs. Sprague. 

Edwards Depot, Miss., May 18, 1863. 

Mrs. Sprague, 
Dear Madam: 

"When leaving your home, in company with Mr. Sprague, to crash 
the wicked southern rebellion, aimed at the very life and heart of our 
government, by, if necessary, sacrificing our lives for our country's 
eanse, I promised to make you acquainted of any accident that might 
befall Mr. Sprague. I had hoped that I would not be called upon to 
perform that duty. But, Mrs. Sprague, he was too brave and too 
■nre a volunteer when duty called not to be exposed to danger. And 
it now becomes my painful duly to inform you that day before yester- 
day, May 16th, about 2 o'clock P. M., while the 24th was gallantly 
charging a battery, Mr. Sprague fell, by a canister ball passing 
through him at the pit of the stomach. This battle was fought about 
twenty-two miles south-east of Vicksburg, two miles from the Jackson 
and Vicksburg Eailroad, and five miles from Edwards Depot. The 24th 
was called upon to charge a battery of four guns, and most gloriously 
did they do it, not a man flinching. They took the battery and all 


their gunners, at the same time putting to flight four times their 
number who were supporting the battery, but, on account of the most 
disgraceful failure in the coming up of the troops who were held as 
a support, our boys were flanked on both sides by a reinforcement of 
the rebels, and compelled to relinquish their prize and retreat, to avoid 
being all taken prisoners. In this the Reg't lost 210 killed, wounded 
and taken prisoners, nearly half the number engaged . And our 
company lost 7 killed, 21 wounded, and two missing; of the whole 
loss only seven or eight were taken prisoners. It is a great satis- 
faction to me and will no doubt be a great comfort to you to know 
that he fell nobly and bravely defending a just cause. Without a 
murmur or a reluctant sign he charged the enemy to his country and 
fell by a shot from the battery he was trying to secure from their 

Never did a man die a more honorable death than the American 
soldier fighting to maintain the glorious liberty bequeathed to U3 
by the blood and lives of our forefathers. And, though it be a bereave- 
ment, O how sad, yet you have the consolation of knowing and can 
teach his children that, when his country was assailed and destruction 
threatened to crush its existence and overthrow the institutions of 
liberty, your husband and their father stepped forward to its rescue, 
oflfered and gave his life to perpetuate these loved institutions to you 
and his children. Knowing this the tear of grief should be dried up 
and we his friends, should calmly submit to the will of God, in whom 
Mr. Sprague trusted with a religious and Christian confidence. And 
God has done as he in his infinite wisdom thought best for all 
concerned. Mr. Sprague was not only a Christian and a noble generous- 
hearted man, but he was a soldier. Never since he became a member 
of this company was he known to shrink from duty when called upon, 
if well. Enjoj-ing good health and being robust and stout he performed 
a large share of duty in the company, at times perhaps larger than 
most any other man. He was respected by every worthy ntember of 
his company. We all feel that we have lost a worthy friend and 
brother and the cause of liberty a willing and staunch supporter. 
Yet we feel assured that our loss is his eternal gain. 

I did not get to him till his pocket book had been taken by some 
one but, fortunately, he had but a very little money with him. I 
obtained a letter he had written to you a few days before the battle. 
I send it to you. I also found a ten-cent postage stamp which was 
in the folds of his pockets. It is a little stained with blood. Enclosed 
I send it also. We buried him on a nice grassy ridge, under a large 
shade tree, with several of his compaiiy comrades by his side. And 
he now sleeps peacefully and sweetly, having performed hia every and 
last duty, nobly; and has entered upon his reward. 

Any information you may desire it will give me pleasure to give 
you. Write and ask me any question you may desire. 

a'' r. 


Heartily sympathizing with you in your Bad loss, I am respectfully 
tod truly yours, Geo. W. Harbin. 

Direct to me Co. D, 24th Reg't. Iowa Infantry, via Cairo. I 
received a letter you had written to Mr. Sprague the next day after 
the battle. I opened it to find out where to address you. I return 
the letter, to you. Geo. W. Harbin. 

After successfully rearing her family of four children, Mrs. 
Sprague m. Dec. 14, 1888, John Brooks, who d. Feb. 18, 1903. 


792. I. Charles Aliens, b. Feb. 3, 1856. 

793. n. Ellen Devol, b. Mch. 28, 1858. 
m. Lottie Lucinda, b. Jan. 5, 1860. 

794. IV. James Austin, b. Sept. 18, 1862. 

610. Emily D.^ Sprague (sister to No. 604), b. Feb. 17, 
1830, at Big Run, d. Nov. 1902, Lowell, 0. : m. (1) Wiley Ander- 
son; m. (2) Lewis M. :\rason, b. Feb. 12, 1831, d. Oct. 12, 1902, 
Marietta, 0., son of Joseph and Sarah (Sprague) Mason. Lewis 
was a farmer, res. near Lowell. 

(Two by first, the rest by second marriage.) 

1. Osmer Lycurguss Anderson, b. ; d. May 16, 1885; m. Mattie 

Thrush, who lives in Colorado Springs, Colo. Children. 
1. EmmaS Anderson; 2. Lulu Anderson; 3. lola Anderson. 

2. Erwin A. Anderson, b. ; d. Apr. 19, 1898, or 1901. He 

m. (1) and had a son, William Anderson. He m. 

(2) Jessie Snyder; no issue. She m. (2) Mr. Hawk; lives in 
Muncie, Ind. 

3. Alma Mason, b. Jan. 21, 1856; m. July 18, 1873, Lowell, O., Frank 

Longley, b. May 23, 1849, d. June 24, 1906, son of Samuel 
and Harriet (Hamner) Longley. Res. Zanesville, O. 


1. Oella» Longley, b. May 21, 1874; m. D. R. Parker. 

2. Emma Longley, b. Sept. 10, 1875; m. Benjamin Kelly Skipton. 

3. Mabyn Longley, b. Apr. 14, 1879; m. T. W. Mendenhall. 

4. Charles E. Longley, b. Dec. 5, 1881; m. Etta Orlinda Davis. 

4. Josephs Mason, b. Jan. 22, 1858; m. Nevada Caldwell. Res. Marietta. 

5. Charles C. Mason, b. Aug. 15, 1860; m. Frances Caldwell. Res. 

Columbus. O. 

6. Raleigh Mason, b. Oct. 30, 1860, at Lowell; m. Oct. 30, 1887, in 

Grey Co., Kan., Mattie E. Williamson, b. Nov. 29, 1872, Green- 
field, Mo., dau. of John and Mary E. (Montgomery) Williamson. 
Res. Lowell, O. 




1. Goldie M,» Mason, b. Sept. 11, 1888. 

3. Mary Emily Mason, b. Nov. 25, 1890. 

3. William Marion Mason, b. Dec. 10, 1893. 

4. Princess Olive Mason, b. Apr. 25, 1895. 

5. Joseph Perley Mason, b. Oct. 16, 1897; d. Feb. 11, 1898. 
8. Lillian Mason, b. Apr. 5, 1899. 

7. Lewis Merle Mason, b. Mch. 20, 1902. 

8. Clare Ray Mason, b. Aug. 28, 1905. 

9. Alma Bonnie E. Mason, b. May 21, 1908. 

7. Mary L.s Mason, b. Mch. 8, 1864, at Lowell, O.; m. there Sept. 
14, 1886, Charles J. Ginn, b. Apr. 19, 1859, Amesville, Athens 
Co.f O., son of Edward and Martha J. (Painter) Ginn. Res. 
McKeesport, Pa. 


1. Lewis Edward* Ginn, b. Aug. 10, 1887, d. same day. 

2, Marion Mason Ginn, b. Aug. 12, 1888; m. Nov. 29, 1911, Ruth 


5. Mildred Lucille Ginn, b. June 28, 1890. 
4. Jennie Devol Ginn, b. May 11, 1892. 

6. Arthur Harold Ginn, b. Feb. 23, 1894. 

6. Alma Lorena Ginn, b. Feb 25, 1896. 

7. Edgar Orlo Ginn, b. Joly 2, 1898. 

8. Walter Scott Ginn, b. June 14, 1901. 

8. Jonas D.8 Mason, b. Nov. 27, 1865, at Lowell; m. -1889, Katberine 

B. Keeler, b. 1864, at Lowell, dau. of Phillip and Margaret 
(Wagner) Keeler. Res. CrooksviUe, O. 


1. Florence I.» Mason, b. July, 1890. ' 

2. Hazel M. Mason, b. Nov. 1891. 

3. Zora N. Mason, b. July, 1894. 

4. Thereon O. Maaon, b. Feb. 1897. 

5. Edith M. Mason, b. Dec. 1898. 

6. Russell W. Mason, b. Nov. 1902. 

7. Jennie B. Mason, b. Sept. 1904. 

9. Frank A.s Mason, b. Apr. 21, 1868; m. Mary Keeler. Res. Marietta, 

10. Emma Olive Mason (twin), b. June 10, 1870; d. . , 

11. Edward Orland Mason (twin), b. June 10, 1870; d. . 

12. Lewis Perley Mason, b. Mch. 38, 1872; m. Irene McSword; res. Zanes- 

ville, O. 

611. Jonathan A.'' Spr-vgue (brother to No. 604). b. Sept. 
5, 1834, d. Aug. 25, 1871; m. (1) at Reynoldsburg, 0., Harriet 
P. Sprague, b. Jan. 21, 1838, there, d. Nov. 25, 1859. dau. of 


Washington (571). Jonathan and Harriet resided at Waterford, 
0. He m. (2) ^lartha Gage. 

(One by wife Harriet, two by wife Martha.) 
I. Harriet F. C.8,b, Dec. 11, 1858; d, July 14, 1860, Hannabal, 

n. Laella, d. in infancy. 
ni. Osbom A., res. Blue Mound, HI. 

612. Dr. Charles C' Spr-vgue (brother to No. 604), b. 
Jan. 21, 1836, Lowell, O., d. Nov. 20, 1902, Hull, 111. ; m. Oct. 20, 
1864, Qiiincey, 111. Frances E. Gose, b. Aug. 30, 1841. Kinder- 
hook, 111., dau. of John and Eliza Jane (Bickley) Gose who 
were from Va. 

He was a physician. His early education was obtained in 
the common schools and a course at Beverley, 0. College, and 
subsequently a business course at Duff's Commercial College, at 
Pittsburg, in 1858. He then taught in the public schools in 
Washington Co., until the spring of 1860, when he went to Pay- 
son, 111., and taught the following winter, and at the same time 
took up the study of medicine under Dr. M. INI. Bane, of Payson. 
At the opening of the Civil War he enlisted and was appointed 
Hospital Steward of the 50 th 111. V. I. ; after serving over three 
years was mustered out and returned to 111. He graduated 
from Rush Medical College in 1865, and followed his profession 
in 111. until 1884, when he moved with his family to Pierre, 
Hughs Co., S. D. Here he soon gained a lucrative practice ; was 
elected Coroner of the county; was a member of the pension 
board at Pierre : also Pres. of the City Board of Education 
almost continuously, and for six years served as visiting physi- 
cian to the U. S. Indian Industrial School. 

After fifteen years of frontier life, owing to the severity 
of the climate there he removed with his family to Kansas City. 
Oct., 1897, where he did a general practice. Aug. 11, 1902, he 
left Kansas City, and again located in 111., at Hull, and after a 
short illness, partly due to exposure, his useful and busy life 

was ended. 

I. Laura C", b. Sept. 28, 1865; m. C. R. Kelscy. 
n. Justin Lowell, b. Jan. 26, 1873; m. Carrie 0. Darnold. 


m. George Wiley, b. Nov. 1867; d. in infancy. 

IV. Estis Harold, b. July 24, 1870; d. in infancy. 
V. Eliza Lucinda, b. Dec. 25, 1874; d. in infancy. 

613. Edwin W.' Sprague (Jonathan", Jonathan", Joshua' 
William^ Jonathan^, William'), b. Feb. 14, 1829, Lowell, 0.: 
m. Apr. 14, 1852, Hoskinsville, 0., Mary Stone Lamb, b. Apr. 30. 
1832, Spencer, Mass., d. Dec. 13, 1892, at Lowell, dau. of Col. 
Alvan and Lucy (Brown) Lamb. 

He is a farmer (1902), Coal Run, 0. 

I. Douglas S.8, b. Mch. 7, 1853; d. July 19, 1854. 
n. Frank M. b. Mch. 2, 1855; d. Nov. 3, 1856. 
ra. Julia Adda, b. Feb. 12, 1858; d. Oct. 16, 1892. 
795. IV. Hattie May, b. Mch. 31, 1860. 

V. Schuyler C, b. Oct. 13, 1868; d. Oct. 6, 1871. 

614. Jasper^ Sprague (brother to No. 613), b. Jan. 24. 
1832, Lowell 0., d. Nov. 1897, :\Iarietta, 0.; m. there :\ray 5. 
1859, Abigail D. Hovey, who d. ^Ich. 1, 1895> dau. of John and 
Abigail (Dustin) Hovey. 

At the age of fourteen he learned the printers' trade at 
McConnellsville under James A. Adair. He worked in Zanes- 
ville and Cincinnati, and later came to Marietta, working under 
Beman Gates on the Intelligencer. He was elected to the office of 
County Clerk in 1856 and re-elected in 1859. Following the 
war he was deputy clerk under ^Major Palmer. In 1867 he v.-as 
defeated for representative by eight votes. 

He engaged in the mercantile business and at one time had 
a handsome accumulation, but reverses came in 1873, from 
which he never recovered and the flood of '84 swept away what 
remained of his capital. He was a member of the city council 
and assessor for his ward for many years. 

I. Werter«. 
n. Albert. 

m. Stella W.; a teacher. Res. Marietta, O. 
rv. Gertrude. 
V. Delmar Carlos. * 


615. Julia M/ Sprague (sister to No. 613), b. Aug. 26, 
1836; m. Oct. 12, 1864, to George T. Hovey, b. July 23, 1837, 
Manchester, N. H., son of John and Abigail (Dustin) Hovey. 

Mr. Hovey is an architect. He is a lineal descendant of 
Hannah Dustin, of Indian War fame. Res. Marietta, 0. 


1. George T.8 Hovey, b. Oct. 17, 1874; m. Oct, 21, 1903, Alice Hattie 
Bennett. Architect, Marietta, O. 

CHILDREN. -- ' ~ 

1. Jnlia Spragueo Hovey. 
8. £ath Dustin Hovey. 

616. Alma Melissa" Spil\gue (sister to No. 613), b. Dec. 
26, 1843, Coal Run, 0. ; m. 1864, at :\Iarietta, John S. Beach, b. 
1841, at Coal Run, son of Joseph D., b. 1814, and Elizabeth 
(Finney), b. 1818. 

John S. Beach was a soldier in the 2d Regulars, Civil War. 
and lost his left hand in the eleven days' fight before Richmond. 
His son Hoy served in the Spanish American TVar, and was in 
the battle of San Juan Hill, before Santiago. They reside at 
Port Huron, Mich. 


1. Elsie A.8 Beach, b. July, 1S66; d. Nov. 8, 1877. 

2. Victor D. Beach, b. May 1, 1868; m. Margaret B. Cook. 

3. Hoy S. Beach, b. Dec. 25, 1875. 

617. Hulda N.' Sprague (Elijah', Jonathan\ Joshua*. 
William^ Jonathan-, William^, b. Aug. 27, 1840, Coal Run, 0.; 
m. Aug. 31, 1865, Lebanon, 0., Emery C. Newton, b. Apr. 24, 
1837, in Orleans Co., N. Y. 

She graduated at the National Normal University, of Leba- 
non, and followed teaching thirty-two years. Her husband, 'Mr. 
Newton, served in the Civ-il War as private in Co. C, the company 
being sent out from Oberlin College. He was taken prisoner at 
Cross Lanes, Va., and confined in Libby prison for a time, after 
which he was taken to New Orleans, where he spent the winter. 
He was then returned to Salisbury, N. C, and exchanged. He 
re-entered the service as :\rajor in the 16Sth 0. V. I. and served 
to the close of the war. 


In 1868 they went to Kansas and nine years later from there 
to Santa Rosa, Calif. 

1. Horace Blake* Newton, b. Oct. 23, 1879. 

618. Anna C" Sprague (sister to No. 617), b. July 9, 
1846, Coal Run, 0. ; m. Nov. 4, 1864, Lebanon, 0., John Lytle 
Hizar, b. Feb. 2, 1844, Ft. Ancient, O. He was a merchant in 
Lebanon for many years, then removed to Cal. 


1. Stella Eugenia* Hizar, b. June 26, 1866; m. July 27, 1S93, George 

U. Fry. Res. San Diego, Cal., 3304 F St. 

2. Julier Clyde Hizar, b. Nov. 5, 1871; m. Apr. 14, 1897, Ella Kate 

Wellborn. He is an Attorney-at-law, San Diego, Cal. Children. 
(1) Miriam Hizar, b. Feb. 22, 1898. (2) Katherine Hizar, b. 
Jan. 19, 1907. 

3. Delia Anna Hizar. b. Oct. 3, 1878, d. June 3, 1901; m. June 4, 1900, 

Frank Carpenter. Child. Frank Faron Carpenter, b. May 23, 

619. Henrietta M.^ Sprague (sister to No. 617), b. Jan. 
28, 1849, Coal Run, 0. ; m. Sept. 20, 1868, there, George Alex- 
ander ]\reKcc, b. Aug. 8, 1845, at Bloomesary Gap, Hampshire 
Co., Pa., son of Robertson Joseph and Maria* (Somerville) 
McKee. He is a farmer and horticulturist : Hutchinson, Kan. 


1. Augusta Maria" McKee, b. July 15, 1869; m. Mch. 20, 1888, Walter 

Griffen, and lives at Kinderhook, 111. 

2. William Horace McKee, b. Sept. 22, 1871; d. Sept. 2, 1872. 

3. Delia B. McKee, b. Sept. 7, 1880; d. Sept. 7, 1880. 

4. Amy Henrietta McKee, b. Dec. 15, 1888. 

5. Faye Marietta McKee, b. Apr. 21, 1890. 

(J. Morris Somerville McKee, b. Apr. 25, 1892. 

620. Louisa M."' Sprague (sister to No. 617), b. :\Iay 6. 
1851, Equity (now Coal Run), O. ; m. there, Apr. 5, 1858. 
Wallace TV. Roach, b. :\Ich. 11, 1850, at Lowell, d. Aug. 11, 1904, 
son of Daniel and Susan O. (Hanson) Roach. 

1865. Feb. Mr. Roach enlisted in Co. C, 18th 0. V. I. and 
served to Oct. 11, 1865, being one of the youngest soldier in 

•Her father was James Somerville, a soldier in the War of 1812. 

^^'^-.j^s.- ja3bttf<u- 





the war. Later he followed steamboating for two years on the 
Muskingum and Ohio rivers; farmer. Removed to Athens Co. 
about 1870 and engaged in the coal business, later he removed 
to Kenton, 0., residing there six years, and in 1880 to Belle- 
fountaine where he was foreman in the scroll department of the 
then Nathan Walker Chair Mfg. Co., and later became super- 
intendent, wihch position he held two years. 

In 1882 he was elected councilman ; 1886, marshall : 1888, 
sheriff of Logan Co., and re-elected the following term, serving 
four years; member of Board of Trustees, Ohio Hospital for 
Insane, Dayton; member of several orders, and 32d degree 
Mason ; engaged in a number of business persuits and was Post- 
master of Bellefountaine at the time of his death. 


1. Otto W.8 Roach, b. Sept, 12, 1869; d. July 9, 1911; m. June, 1888, 

Etta Shriver, who d. Feb. 16, 1900. At the age of 21 he waa 
a locomotive engineer on the Erie road running into Chicago. 
He later took up theatrical work and was a fascinating actor 
until his health failed. His engagements were principally 
with stock companies in the East and it is said that he was 
one of the most handsome men on the stage. His great ability 
and genial disposition won for Tiim marked success in his 
profession. Child: Wilbur "W.9 Roach; res. Detroit. 

2. Marlin R Roach, b. Apr. 16, 1871; m. Leila Allen; res. Marcus, 

"Wash. He is dispatcher for Great Northern Railway. 

3. Gertrude S. Roach, b. Sept. 3, 1875; m. Robert M. Wissler. 

621. Theora F.'' Sprague (sister to No. 617), b. Jan. 12, 
1853, d. June 11, 1909: m. Oct. 4, 1876, C. D. Cook Story, b. 
June, 1852, in Waterford Tp., son of David W and Mar^- 
(Dyer) Story. He is a farmer, Coal Run, Ohio. 

1. Grosvenor C* Story, b. Nov. 3, 1877. 

622. Laura M.'' Sprague (sister to No. 617), b. May 16, 
1858, Coal Run, 0.; m. Nov. 6, 1879, John William Clark, b. 
July 31, 1856, Beverly, 0., son of Robert and Sarah (Reynolds) 

He is a manufacturer; res. Springfield, O. 



1. Robert S.s Clark, b. 1882. 

2. Ivan W, Clark, b. 1884. 

3. Marie S. Clark, b. 1887. 

4. Katherine L. Clark, b. 1890. 

623. Benjamin 0.^ Sprague (brother to No. 617), of Brice, 
0., harnessmaker, b. Mch. 11, 1861, Coal Run, 0.; m. (1) Mch. 
22, 1881, Akron, O., Ida B. Hastings, b. 1860, in N. Y., d. Aug. 

8, 1881, at Coal Run, dau. of Lester B. Hastings; m. (2) July 

9, 1889, Olatha, Kan., Ida I\I. Williams, b. Feb. 24, 1864, Dayton, 
Kan., dau. of Ansel "Williams. 

I. Linnie Virginia,8, b. July 18, 1890. 

624. Silas S.'' Sprague (Seamons^ Jonathan'', Joshua*. 
William^ Jonathan-, William^), of Sawtelle, Calif., b. :\Ich. 31, 

1841, Coal Run, 0. ; m. Sept. 5, 1865, Matilda Burke, b. Dec. 4, 
1844, Martinsville, Ind., dau. of Thomas F. and Eliza (Mc- 
Connell) Burke. 

Silas is a mechanic and has resided in 111., Ark., and Mo. 
He served three years in the Union Army during the Civil War. 


796. I. Myron C.s, b. Sept. 24, 1866. 

797. n. May E., b. Apr. 22, 1S69. 

798. m. Jennie I., b. May 22, 1873. 

799. IV. Cyrena Eliza, b. Sept. 6, 1876. 

800. V. Emma, b. Jan. 20, 1882. 

VI. Chester H., b. Oct. 11, 1885. 

801. VII. Nellie, b. Oct. 4, 1888. 

625. Maey 'M' Sfragt'e (sister to No. 624), b. Dec. 14. 

1842, Coal Run, 0. ; m. 1860. Kinderhook, 111., James N. Hull. 
b. 1836, at Kinderhook, son of Rev. Thomas and Marv C Smith "i 

Mrs. Hull was educated in the graded schools of Barry. 
111., and her husband at Qnincy College. She is superintendent 
of the W. C. T. U. home at Quincy, 111. (1905). 


1. Loyal Spragues Hull, b. Feb. 1, 1862; m. Ada B. Gose. 

2. Mary C. Hull, b. Apr. 27, 1865; d. . 


3. Jennie Bethany Hull, b. Feb. 1868; m. Frank W. Osborn. 

4. James Lee Hull, b. Nov. 14, 1871. 

5. Grace R. Hull, b. Aug. 18, 1875; d. . 

6. Lillian Blanche Hull, b. Apr. 28, 1880; m. Chas. Snook. 

7. Nellie C. Hull, b. Nov. 11, 1882; m. Merle W. Jones. 

626. Eliza C.^ Sprague (sister to No. 624), b. Sept. 17, 
1844, Coal Run, 0. ; m. Thomas U. Colwell, D. D., b. Feb. 8, 1837, 
Pittsburg, Pa., d. Sept. 3, 1901, Chicago, 111., son of Robert and 
Sallie (Stone) Colwell. He was a Baptist minister. She resides 

(1911) in Hull, 111. 


1. Anna M.s Colwell, b. June 30, 1863; m. F. E. Mernfield. 

2. Lulu Cyrena Colwell, b. Oct. 7, 1867; d. Aug. 18, 1868, Coal Run, O. 

3. Nellie Judson Colwell, b. May 28, 1872; m. K. W. Johnson. 

4. Velma DeForest Colwell, b. Apr. 8, 1874; m. A. W. Van Fauquc. 

5. Edward Sprague Colwell, b. Nov. 22, 1876. 

6. Robt. Seamans Colwell, b. Sept. 9, 1879; m. Lucy Russell Semple; 

res. in New York City. 

7. Thomas M. Colwell, b. Oct. 16, 1880. 

8. Infant, b. Mch. 10, 1886; d. July 25, 1886, Mt. Vernon, N. Y. 

627. William J." Sprague (brother to No. 624), b. Aug. 
8, 1848, Coal Run, 0., d. Apr. 6, 1909 ; m. Aug. 26, 1871, Mexico, 
Mo., Elizabeth P. McGraw, b. Jan. 26, 1842, in Va., dau. of 
Thomas and Nancy (Hust) McGraw. He was a farmer; rem. 
from Pike Co., 111., to Livingston, la., in' 1902. 


I. Mary LavinaS, b. May 8, 1874; m. James Henry Head, 
n. Daisy, b. June 4, 1879; d. Sept. 3, 1882. 
in. Charles Merritt, b. Aug. 10, 1881; m. Mary Ellen Boozell. 

628. Da\7d^ Sprague (brother to No. 624), of Hull. 111., 
farmer, b. Oct. 28, 1850: m. in 1877, in Macon Co., Mo., Ella 
Clarkson, b. 18.56, in Macon, Co., dau. of J. B. and Katherine 
(Vickrey) Clarkson. 

I. Katie J.s, b. July 13, 1878; m. "William F. Keaady. 
n. Velma L., b. Aug. 19, 1880; m. Albert McGaughey. 
m. Oscar W., b. Dec. 30, 1883. 
rv. Grosvenor D., b. Oct. 25, 1887. 
V. Grace E., b. Feb. 12, 1889. 


VI. Paul C, b. Nov. 15, 1891. 

vn. Jerry S., b. Aug. 23, 1893. 

vni. Helen E., b. May 7, 1896. 

DC. Ella E., b. Sept. 26, 1900. 

X. Dorothy M., b. July 17, 1903. 

629. Lucy A.^ Sprague (sister to No. 624), b. Jan. 7, 
1856 ; m. Oct. 12, 1876, Hull, 111., Lewis H. Kenady, b. Sept. 29- 
1854, at Hull, son of Benjamin and Bethany (Hull) Kenady, 

He is a real estate dealer, Ricardo, New Mexico. 


1. Thomas Blisss Kenady, b. July 22, 1882; m. Clara Vancil. 

2. Lewis Merle Kenady, b. Jan. 25, 1885. 

630. Merritt G.^ Sprague (brother to No. 624), of Hull, 
111., farmer, b. Dee. 12, 1860, Kinderhook, 111.; m. there Oct. 
12, 1887, Florence M. Colvin, b. July 30, 1863, dau. of Joseph 
and Ann M. (Andrews) Colvin. 

I. Lottie Isabell, b. Apr. 19, 1904. 
II. John Wilbur, b. Nov. 15, 1909. -^ 

631. Parley B."^ Spr^vgue (Benjamin*, Jonathan', Joshua*, 
William^ Jonathan^, William'), of Lincoln, Neb., druggist, b. 
Aug. 3, 1845, Marietta, O. ; m. at Belvidere, 111., Sarah Ann 
Kimmey, b. Apr. 14, 1849, in New York City, dau. of Jacob 
and (Mead) Kimmey. 

I. Harry Benjamins, b. 1878. 
n. Clifford Kimmey, b. 1882; a druggist, 
ni. Mary K, b. 1884. 
IV. Frank Mead, b. 1888. 

632. Orren ^? Sprague (brother to No. 631), of Atwood, 
Kan., farmer, b. Oct. 19, 1848, Coal Run, O. ; m. Mch. 29, 1874. 
Oskaloosa. Iowa, Martha Jane Thomas, b. Aug. 31, 1851, at Coal 
Run, dau. of John Buck and Hannah G. (Sprague) Thomas. 

I. Charles Edwards, b. Nov. 19, 1876. 
u. Cora Ellen, b. Oct. 13, 1881. 


in. Mary Alice, b. Aug. 4, 1884; d. Oct. 11, 1884. 
IV. Eva Alma, b. Apr. 18, 1894. 

633. Benjamin F.^ Sprague (brother to No. 631), b. Sept. 
29, 1852, Coal Run, 0.; m. Dec. 29, 1870, in Wat^rford Tp., 
Mary ^I. Slater, b. Oct. 5, 1858, Beverly, 0., dau. of Enos W. 
and Marjory (Turner) Slater. 

As Benjamin was a small boy when his father died he was 
reared by his grandfather Devol and Uncle Elijah Sprague. 
After his marriage he bought a farm in Adams Tp., residing 
on it one year, then removed to Coal Run. About five years 
later he contracted with the Government for four years to 
carry the mail by land from ^larietta to Beverly. He lost all his 
property through this contract, on account of insufficient remu- 
neration. He was then appointed postal clerk on the I\iuskingum 
river, from Marietta to Zanesville, and later as a railway postal 
clerk, after the road was built down the river. This position he 
has held ever since, with the exception of two years under 
Pres. Cleveland's Administration. He owns a verj^ pleasant 
home in Marietta where he resides. 


802. I. Nellie Leoras, b. Oct. 10, 1871. 

803. n. Benjamin Shepherd, b. May 8, 1873. 
in. Arthur Ellis, b. Apr. 7, 1875. 

IV. Harry Turner, b. July 4, 1877. 
▼. Perley Owens, b. Apr. 24, 1881. 

634. Enos^ Sprague (Isaac**, Nehemiah', Joshua*, William', 
Jonathan^, William^), b. Oct. 15, 1824, McConnellsville, Ohio: 
m. (1) Jan. 1846, Athens, O., Jane Price, b. Aug. 31, 1829, at 
Athens, dau. of John Price, ; she d. Feb. 24, 1855, near Decatur, 
la. He m. (2) Mary Edmiston, b. Aug. 20, 1835, in Tenn., d. 
Jan. 28, 1874, Lebeck, ]\ro., dau. of Lemuel and Rachel (Sansom) 
Edmiston, He m. (3) Mrs. Jane (Swank) Smith, b. Apr. 1, 
1839, at Parkerslmrg, Ind., dau. of John and Fanny (Frame) 
Swank. Enos is a farmer. He went West about 1850, first to 
Iowa, then to Missouri, residing at Lebeck and Gainse's IMills, 
for a time. He then went to Nebraska, and finally to Lowell. Ore., 
where he now (1905) resides. 


(Three by first marriage, ten by second marriage, three by third 


804. I. William J)/, b. Nov. 6, 1846. 

805. II. Nathaniel B., b. Aug. 17, 1849. 

m. Phebe G., b. Nov. 11, 1852; d. Mch. 19, 1855. 

806. IV. Elizabeth A., b. Feb. 27, 1857. 

807. V. James H., b. Apr. 1, 1858. 

808. VI. Isaac N., b. Apr. 26, 1859. 

VII. Louisa A., b. Nov. 24, 1860; m. Allan Cochran, Nashville, 

809. vm. Martha E., b. Feb. 27, 1862. 

IX. Rachel T., b. Sept. 4, 1864; m. John Humphrey. 
X. Samuel E., b. Mch. 28, 1866; m. Clara Billmire. 

810. XI. Francis A., b. Apr. 29, 1868. 

811. XII. Mary L., b. Aug. 3, 1870. 

Xlil. Lydia A., b. Jan. 20, 1873; m. George Harper. 
XIV. Joseph G., b. Aug. 22, 1876. 
XV. Charles E., b. Apr. 22, 1881. 
XVI. Tillie M., b. May 17, 1885. 

635. Frederick^ Sprague (brother to No. 634). b. Oct. 
6, 1826, McConnellsville, 0. ; m. Sarah Cousins. He was living 
in McDonald Co., Mo., in 1881. 

I. Thomas8. "^, . 

11. Phebe. 

636. Harmon" Sprague (brother to No. 634). of Lysander, 

0. (1905), farmer, b. Oct. 23, 1828, near :\rcConnells\411e, 0.: 

m. Aug. 21, 1856, in Lodi Tp., Athens Co., 0., Almira Bobo. 

b. Dec. 3, 1825, d. 1903, dau. of Joseph and Hannah CMoore^ 

Bobo. Harmon came to Athens County in 1840 with his father. 



I. Phebes, b. Dec. 16, 1858; m. Samuel Hartley. 

812. n. Joseph J., b. Feb. 28, 1861. 

in. William, b. Apr. 7, 1863; m. Almeda Brown; lives in Athens. 
IV. Mary, b. June 19, 1865; m. Edward Hartley. 

637. Joseph^ Sprague (brother to No. 634), b. Sept. 20. 
1831, near McConnellsville, 0., d. Dec. 20, 1880, Caplingers 
Mills, Mo.: m. Oct. 14, 1853. Sarah Ellen Handy, b. Apr. 10. 


1836. He was a cooper by trade; rem. with his father to Mo., 

and settled near Calhoun. She m. (2) Snyder, res. 

Virgil City, Mo. , 


I. Sarah M.s b. Oct. 13, 1854. 

n. Pheby Jane, b. Sept. 16, 1857. 

813. HI. Lydia Elizabeth, b. Aug. 24, 1860. 

814. IV. Susan Lovina, b. Aug. 30, 1865. 

V. Nancy Florence, b. May 2, 1872; m. Flanagan. 

Res. Beggs, Okla. 

638. Benjamin F.'^ Sprague (Nehemiah*, Nehemiah', 
Joshua*, William^ Jonathan% William^), b. May 14, 1842, Lo- 
well, O., d. Nov. 13, 1892, near Dallas, Tex.; m. (1) Oct. 2, 1865, 
Maysville, Ky., Sarah E. Clark, b. Dec. 25, 1845, d. Aug. 9, 1870, 
dau. of Elijah and Nancy Jane (Linville) Clark; m. (2) 
Margaret Gray, who d. Dec. 3, 1891; ra. (3) June 1892, Piano, 
Tex,, Katherine Tinsley. 

He was about sixteen years old when his father removed 
to Kentucky. In Civil War was in Co. G, 16th Regt. Ky. Vol., 
and served 3 yrs. 7 mos. Engineer, member of the G. A. R, 
and a Mason. 

(Two by first wife, the others by second wife.) 
I. Elijah W.9, b. July 30, 1866; m. .Loretta F. Linville; res. 

Nepton, Ky. 
n. Marietta, b. July 13, 1869; d. Feb. 7, 1887. 
m. Samuel N., b. Mar. 1, 1873; res. Tribune, Kan. 
IV. Lorenzo, b. Dec. 3, 1876. 

V. Emery W., b. Sept. 25, 1879, Hillsboro, Ky. Served in 
Spanish American War during the latter part; was a 
member of A troop, 5th Regt. U. S. Cavalry. Saw 
service in Porto Rico and Philippines. He m. Sally J. 
Emmons; res. Drexel, Mo. 
VI. Sarah M., b. Aug. 31, 1883. 
vir. Ida F., b. Mar. 6, 1S86; m. James A. Carmichael. 

815. vni. Benjamin H., b. Dec. 8, 1889. 

639. ^Mary' Spragi^e ( James^, Wilbur^, Joshua*, William'. 
Jonathan-^ "William^), b. Jan. 1, 1837, Hartford City, Tnd. : m. 
there Oct. 1, 1863, Marcus W. Peck, b. Jan. 13, 1829, Athens, 


O., son of Samuel and Susanna (Shideler) Peck, Mr. Peck is 
a farmer, Hartford City, Ind. 


1. Viola Pecks, b. Apr. 4, 1860; m. (1) Charles Harper; m. (2) Ed- 

ward Shideler. 

2. Cassia A. Peck, b. July 19, 1864; m. William Cochran. 

3. Susana M. Peck, b. June 8, 1866; m. James F. Yountz. 

4. Abraham F. Peck, b. June 8, 1870; d. Feb. 20, 1871. 

5. George D. Peck, b. Dec. 1, 1872; m. Nellie Edwards. 

6. Leota M. Peck, b, Oct. 1, 1877; m. Harvey Harsley. 

640. Elisha D.'^ Sprague (William*, Wilbur', Joshua', 
William^ Jonathan^, William^), b. Nov. 11, 1827, Lowell, 0. : 
m. Nov. 15, 1848, Seottown, 0., Catherine Waples, b. Oct. 1, 
1829, Marion, 0., dau. of Benjamin and Rebecca (Prettyman) 
Waples. Farmer; rem. from Marion Co., 0., to Fairfield, 111.. 
in 1875. 


816. I. Lydia AnnS, b. Nov. 17, 1851. 

817. n. William Harrison, b. Feb. 12, 1854. 

818. ni. Hiram Chase, b. Mch. 9, 1857. 

819. IV. Charles Fremont, b. May 21, 1859. 

820. V, John Sherman, b. Oct. 28, 1861. 

821. VI. Phebe Orvilla, b. Feb. 3, 1871. 

641. Satira' Sprague (sister to No. 640), b. May 11, 1829, 
in Washington Co., 0., d. ; m. Hiram Owens. 


1. Irwin C.8 Owens, b. ; d. Sept; 28, 1849. 

2. Minerva D. Owens, b. May 25, 1856. 

3. William C. Owens, b. May 25, 1856. 

642. S.VRAn E.^ Sprague (sister to No. 640). b. June 22, 

1838, d. May 22, 1906; m. Sherman Ball; m. (2) ; m. 

(3) Anderson. Resided at Larue, 0. 


1. William B.s Ball, b. Jan. 30, 1856; d. Jan. 30, 1856. 

2. Wilbur Ball, b. Jan. 3, 1858; d. Nov. 19, 1S67. 

3. Emily C. Ball, b. July 8, 1861; d. Sept. 9, 1S62. 

4. A daughter, b. Dec. 28. 1862: d. Dec. 28, 1862. 

5. Mary Ann Ball, b. July 18. 1865; m. M. G. McCormick. Res. Wash- 

ington, D. C, 1929 Billmore St., N. W. 


643. William H/ SpPwVGUE (brother to No. 640), b. Oct. 
21, 1840, Larue, 0.; m. Nov. 24, 1864, Jane Clark, b. June 15, 
1847, at Larue, d. Mch. 11, 1911, dau. of John and Huldah 
(Messick) Clark. 

"William was reared in Montgomery Tp., Marion Co., O. 
For a time he engaged in farming and for thirty years was a 
buyer and shipper of stock. Res. (1912) Larue, O. 

I. Infant son«, b. Dec. 25, 1865; d. Jan. 14, 1866. 

n. Nettie Rovena, b. July 8, 1867; m, 1882, Rev. W. B. Strolhe. 
She d. Mch. 31, 1892, and her husband and infant child 
are also dead. 

m. Sara Princes, b. Aug. 1, 1873; m. Dec. 5, 1891, Ezra J. 
HoQser, b, Mch. 14, 1871, d. Aug. 3, 1911, son of James 
and Maria (Carter) Houser. They had two children: 
Hattie Rovena Houser, b. Oct. 21, 1892, and Minnie 
Birdsell Houser, b. Aug. 6, 1894. Resided in Marion, O. 

644. Eliza' Sprague ( John^, Wilbur^ Joshua*, WilliamS 
Jonathan^, William^, b. Jan. 27, 1849, Keith, 0.: m. June 24, 
1879, Edward McCune, b. Sept. 29, 18—, Caldwell, 0., son of 
William iMcCune. He is a carpenter, res. Barnesville, 0. 


1. Harleys McCune, b. May 16, 1887. 

2. Harry McCune, b. Nov. 26, 1890. 

645. Sail\h C.^ Sprague (sister to No. 644), b. Oct. 21, 
1858, Keith, 0. : m. Jan. 5, 1882, Miles Vaughn, b. Feb. 22, 1856, 
Lowell, 0., son of Royal and Sarah Ann (Wharf) Vaughn. 

He is a farmer; Lowell, 0. 


1. Alta Adellas Vaughn, b. Sept. 30, 1882. 

2. Flora Estella Vaughn, b. Sept. 28, 1884. 

3. Forest Miron Vaughn, b. Nov. 14, 1891; d. Jan. 28, 1892. 

.646. Wilbur B.' Sprague (brother to No. 644), of Keith, 
0., farmer, b. Sept. 29, 1861, Keith, O. : m. :\rch. 26, 1885, Center- 
ville, O., Letitia Phillis, b. there June 27, 1866. dau. of Thomas 
and Martha (ifajors) Phillis. 


I. Lillys, b. Jan. 1, 1886. 
n. Parley, b. Jan. 5, 1887. 

647. PoLLY^ Sprague (Zebedee*, William', William*, 
William', William-, William^), b. June 8, 1807, d. in Boston; 
m. Friend Gushing. 


1. Polly8 Gushing, m. Elmes. 

2. Harriet Gushing, m. (1) Hatch, and had a dau. Minnie*; 

m. (2) Atkins, and had several children. 

3. Friend Gushing, unm. 

4. Marilla Gushing, m. Gillette. 

5. Gushing. 

648. Eliza" Sprague (sister to No. 647), b. Jan. 5, 1808; 
m. Jefferson Linfield. 


1. Mary Z.s Linfield, b. 1831; m. Gapen and had Justina', 

Laura, Mabelle, Lucie, Winsor, Linfield, Daniel "W. and Isaac 

2. William Linfield, m. Hannah Guild and had Sarah', Olive and 

Mary Linfield. 

3. Daniel "Webster Linfield, d. unm. 

4. Lorenzo Linfield, d. unm. 

649. William^ Sprague (brother to No. 647). b. July 5, 
1810, d. 1884: m. Eliza Belcher. 

I. William Freemans, b. 1840; d. 1891; m. Henrietta Leach; 

no issue. 
n. Martha Tolman, b. 1836; m. 1879, George Smith; no issue. 
m. Mary Eliza, b. 1843; m. 1862, Horace A. Littlefield. 


1. Freeman Howards Littlefield. b. Apr. 16, 1865; m. 

Carrie L. Gooney. Child: Leland Howard^o 
Littlefield, b. Apr. 17, 1894. 

2. William Warren Littlefield, b. Oct. 14. 1368; m. 

Emma F. Stetson. No issue. 
IV. Eunice Ann, b. 1843; d. Sept. 13, 1862; unm. 
V. Adeline Belcher, b. Jan. 31, 1846; unm. 
VL Charlotte Louise, b. June 9, 1848; unm.; res. Avon, Mass. 


650. Susanna^ Sprague (sister to No. 647), b. Oct. 28. 
1814, d. 1895, No. Stoughton, Mass.; m. (1) Joel Briggs; m. (2) 

David Beals. 

1, Elizabeths Briggs, m. Hiram Spear and had a son Walter^ Spear. 
i. Julia Briggs, b. 1831; d. 1887; m, William Henry. 


1. Waltero Henry, m. Augusta Hobbs and had Derwoodio, "William, 

Chester, and Viola Henry. 

2. Forest Henry, d. young. 

3. Julia Annetta Henry, m. Edwin Dyer; no issue. 

3. Francess Briggs, b. 1841; m. George Oliver. 


1. Linseys Oliver, m. Lila Bacon. 

2. Hattie Oliver, m. O'Neal and had a dau. Lilai*. 

3. Orianna Oliver, d. young. 

4. Jennie Oliver, d. young 

4. Joels Briggs, b. 1844; d. 1858. 

5. Ida Beals, b. 1847; d. 1911; m. Albert Eidgway; no issue. 

6. Alfonso Beals, ra. Abby Packard. 

7. Forest Beals, m. Denier. 

651. Chandler' Spr.\gue (Eliphaz", Wi^iam^ William*. 
William^, William^ William^), of North Bridgewater, ^lass., b. 
Oct. 11, 1811 ; m. Nov. 29, 1840, Martha Hayward. dau. of :\ranly 
of No. Abington. She d. Nov. 25, 1842; m. (2) Nov. 12, 1842, 
Rhoda (Shaw) Packard wid. of Lucius. She was b. Mar. 22, 
1809, dau. of ]\Iicah and Jane (Kingman) Shaw. 

1859. Justice of the Peace. 

1860. Pres. No. B, Industrial Assn. 

1866. ^lanufacturer of lasts at Sprague Village (Factorj-ville). 
The Sprague School was named for him and contains his 

(Ref. Kingman's Hist. No. Bridgewater: and ^Irs. Harriet 
Sprague Underhay.) 

(One by first wife and three by second wife.) 

822. I. Abbies, b. Apr. 29, 1842. 

823. ri. Alma Jane, b. Sept. 15, 1844. 

m. Arabella, b. Mch. 31, 1846; m. J. Stewart Clark. 



IV. Julia Ann, b. Nov. 21, 1847; m. Joseph W. Bobinson, eon 
of Henry W., a drygoods merchant of Brockton, Mass. 
Joseph W., with wife and three children, removed to 
Los Angeles, Cal., where he died. lie was also a merchant. 

652. Jesse H.^ SpRuA.gue (brother to No. 651), b. Sept. 3, 
1813, Abington, Mass., d. June 1871, So. Weymouth, Mass. ; m. 
Oct. 1836, Nancy W. Bates. 

He went to California in 1849. The sailing vessel which 
went around Cape Horn was disabled and he with a few others 
left it and walked 1100 miles, preferring the land to a leaking 


824. I. Helens, b. Sept., 1837. 

825. n. Nancy, b. Jan. 14, 1840. 

m. Eunice, b. Sept. 19, 1842; m. (1) 1869, Parker Fogg; m. 
(2) 1882, Cranmore N. Wallace. 

826. TV. Alice, b. Feb. 13, 1844. 

827. V. Ida, b. Meh., 1853. 

VI. Charles F., b. Jan. 24, 1855; m. 1903, Mary Smith; res. in 

Okla. Child: Charles F.9, Jr., b. 1906. 
vn. Fanny, b. Oct. 16, 1857; m. 1887, Charles T. Foster. Child: 

Paulines Foster, b. 1892. 
vra. William, b. 1859; d. ae. 7 mo. 

653. Elbridge^ Spr.\gue (brother to No. 651), b. Mch. 15, 
1816; m. Sarah French of South Braintree. He was an Aboli- 
tionist and labored hard in the anti-slavery campaign with such 
men as Garrison, Wendell Phillips and George Thompson, the 
English philanthropist, whom he entertained at his home in N. 
Abington. Odd Fellow; Republican; druggist. His portrait 
is in the Odd Fellows Hall at Abington. 


I. Maynettie Violas. She res. (1912) with her mother in S. 

654. Harriet N.'' Sprague (sister to No. 651) , of Holbrook, 
Mass. (1912), b. Oct. 26, 1817 : m. 1835, John T^nderhay, b. Nov. 
30, 1807, at Brixham, Co. Devon, Eng., son of John and Anne 
(Gaskine) Underhay. He was a boot and shoe maker. Religion 
— Congregationalist ; politics — Republican. 


Mrs. Underhay kindly contributed the record of her father 's 


1. Harriet Newells Underhay, b. Mch. 29, 1836; graduated from the 

public schools of Abington and became a teacher. She m. Nov. 
2, 1857, Charles Edward Cuming, b. Jan. 16, 1829, d. Aug. 1, 
1909, Holbrook, Mass., son of Capt. Edward Cuming of Ply- 
mouth, Eng., and Susan (Angell) of St. Johns, Newfoundland. 

2. John Underhay, Jr., b. Aug. 26, 1838; ed. in the public schools of 

Abington; removed to East Randolph (now Holbrook), Mass., 
in 1861. He m. Aug., 1862, Elvira Ann Hayden, dau. of Elijah 
and Elvira (Pendergrass) Hayden. She d. Mch. 30, 1906. He 
haa been Pres. of the Underhay Oil Co. for more than 40 years. 

3. Ellen Underhay, b. Aug. 16, 1841; d. May 17, 1842. 

4. William Underhay, b. Oct. 4, 1843; unm. 

5. Mary Pratt Underhay, b. Aug. 14, 1846; grad. from the public 

schools of Abington and taught there two years. She m. Mch. 
19, 1868, Allen Munroe Shaw, son of Edmund and Sarah 
(Curtis) Shaw of East Abington (now Rockland), Mass. He 
d. June, 1874, after which she taught for twelve years and 
then m. (2) July 18, 1891, Joseph Smith Sanborn of Abington. 


1. Edmunds Shaw, b. June 11, 1870, in East Abington; educated 

in public schools and the Institute of Technology there; 
went to Chicago in 1892; m. Sept. 7, 1894, Elda May Cad- 
well, dau. of Lewis S. Cadwell and Clara (Dearborn) his 
wife (who was a great granddaughter of Gen. Dear- 
born). Mr. Shaw is a superintendent of gold mines in the 


1. Edmund Dearbornio Shaw, b. Mch. 30, 1895, Madison Lake, 


2. Luther Underhay Shaw, b. June 26, 1897, Mankato, Minn. 

3. Louis Harlow Shaw, b. Jan. 12, 1900, Nassau, Minn. 

. 4. Andrew Robert Robertson Shaw, b. Sept. 30, 1901, Clarkfield, 
5. Edwin Bartholomew Shaw, b. Nov. 18, 1905, Congress, At'\7.. 

2. Harriet Aliens Shaw, b. May 10, 1874, Rockland, Mass.; ed. in 

the public schools there and in the Framingham Normal 
School; teacher; became a trained nurse through instruc- 
tion received in Boston City Hospital, 

6. Evangeline Mariahs Underhay, b. Oct. 21, 1852; d. Aug. 15, 1853. 

7. Elizabeth Walker Underhay, b. Aug. 15, 1855; educated in the 

public schools of Abington; m. Jan. 1, 1879, Joseph Cleverly, 


■on of Seth Hunt and Mary S. (Hitchcock) Cleverly. Joseph 
was a station agent for O. C. R. R. at Abington. He d. Dec. 
27, 1892, 


1. Charles Edwards Cleverly, b. Feb. 11, 1882; d. Oct. 3, 1882. 

2. Herbert Newell Cleverly, b. June 21, 1886; educated in Abing- 

ton and in the Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, N. C. He is a 
chemist, Chicago, 111. 

655. James^ Sprague (brother to No. 651), b. IMch. 4, 
1820, Abington, Mass., removed at an early age to East Ran- 
dolph (now Holbrook), Mass., where he was educated in the 
public schools of the town. He m. 1842, Eleanor Reed Bates of 
So. Weymouth. 

I. Ellens Harlow, b. May 9, 1843; m. June 10, 1859, John 
Quincy Cole. 


1. Nellie Cliftons Cole, b. Oct. 18, 1880. She wag edu- 

cated in the public schools of So. Weymouth; 
m. May 29, 1884, Richard Henry Chamberlain, 
son of Augustus, of No. Abington, and has one 
son, Harry Augustusio Chamberlain, b. July 20, 
1890. He graduated from the public schools of 
Abington and is now (1912) a student at Tufts 

2. Horace Franklin Cole, b. Oct. 2, 1862; m. May 31, 

1893, Jennie Dean Wild. Children: Gladys 
Elinorio Cole, b. Nov. 19, 1895; Harry Clifton 
Cole, b. Jan, 21, 1901; Alice Winifred Cole, b, 
Feb. 25, 1906. 

656. Alvin H.'' Sprague (brother to No. 651), b. Apr. 12, 
1824, Abington, :Mass., removed with his parents to East Ran- 
dolph (now Holbrook) in 1825, ed. in the public schools of that 
town; m. Nov. 30. 1847, Lydia IMariah Jordan, of Holbrook, 
A soldier in the Civil War ; d, June 15, 1893, Riverside, Cal. 

L Alvin Homers, b. Dec. 6, 1849, Holbrook, Mass'.; m. Oct. 31, 
1860, Carrie Eloise Barnard; res. Holbrook; no children, 

ir. Walter Francis, b, Apr. 1, 1851; d. . 

in. Emma Loraine, b, June 27, 1853; m. (1) Nov. 23. 1874, 
George L. Crossfield of No. Abington, who. d. in 1882, 


She m. (2) Sept. 28, 1894, Charles A. Patterson of Brock- 
ton. Child by first husband: Mary E.9 Crossfield, b. Jan. 
10, 1876; m. (1) Mch. 28, 1894, George Herbert Finney 
and divorced him. She m. (2) Sept. 1, 1902, Alfred T. 
Jacobs. Child by first husband: Carl G. Finney, b. 
Apr. 26, 1906. 
IV. Ida May, b. Dec. 21, 1836; d. Dec. 6, 1908; went to Eivcr- 
side, Cal., and m. (1) June 11, 1885, Charles N. Hudson, 

who d. 18 — ; m. (2) Jan. 15, 1890, Herron of 

Ohio. Children: Esthers Herron, b. Mch. 4, 1895; d. 
Mch. 20, 1899; Ruth Herron, b. Mch. 4, 1895; res. (1912) 
Hillsboro, Ohio. 

657. Eliza A."^ Spr-vgue (sister to No. 651), b. Sept. 6, 
1825, East Randolph (now Holbrook), IMass., graduated there 
in the public schools; m. (1) July 23, 1846, Allen A. Beals, who 
d. July 23, 1858; ra. (2) Nov. 1868, Frederick Bigelow, and d. 

Nov. 22, 1897. 


1. Frank Howards Beals, b. Nov. 23, 1851; m. 1874, Annie Wales 

Blanchard, b. Oct. 8, 1853; res. Boston, Mass., 1330 "Washing- 
ton Street. 

I. Elizabeth Howard^ Beals, b. Jan. 26, 1875, in Holbrook; m. Oct. 

16, 1901, Andrew Ernest Grigg, 
n. Mirian Allen Beals, b. Jan. 17, 1888; res. Holbrook. 

2. Lydia Ann Beals, b. Nov., 1847; m. Apr. 4, 1875, Andrew Varney of 

Weymouth. Child: 1. Berts Varney, b. July 23, 1875, in Hol- 
brook; m. June 5, 1901, Ada Sophia Kniffen; res. Campello, 
Mass. Child: Marion Oraio Yarney, b. Apr. 4, 1903. 

658. Lydia J.^ Sprague (sister to No. 651), b. June 15, 
1827, East Randolph (now Holbrook), Mass., d. Oct. 5, 1904: 
m. Nov. 27, 1847, Thomas Crooker, b. Aug. 26, 1827, in Maine, 
d. Feb. 23, 1909 in Holbrook. 

1. Stephens Crooker, b. Sept., 1848; d, Dec, 1848. 

'2. Eliza Jane Crooker, b. Mch. 12. 1850; m. Nov. 17. 1870, Cyrus Poole 
of Rockland, b. Apr. 23. 1848. 


1. Everett Sprague" Poole, b. July 5, 1874; d. Apr. 2, 1879. 

2. Henry Carleton Poole, b. Apr. 27, 1877; m. May 8, 1900, Patty 


Corby. Children: 1. Ernest Manlyio Poole, b. May 31, 1901; 
8, Luella Poole, b. Mch. 4, 1908. 
• 3. Edgar Sprague Poole, b. Mch 18, 1879; m. Leona M. Thayer of 
Abington. Child: Ray Edgar Poole, b. Nov. 27, 1899. 

4. Lester Everett Poole, b. Apr. 2, 1888; m. Dee. 8, 1906, Grace L. 

Shaw of Abington. Child: Stuart Young Poole, b. Mch. 2, 

5. Norman Chester Poole, b. Sept. 25, 1891. 

3. Thomas Everetts Crooker, b. Dec. 31, 1852; d. June, 1906. 

4. Emma Louise Crooker, b. Jan. 22, 1855; m. Sept. 24, 1874, Arthur 

Hayward Jones of Middleburgh, Mass. 


1. Lilla Hayward9 Jones, b. Dec. IS, 1874; m. Apr. 7, 1897, George 

A. Roel of Randolph. Child: Charles A. Roel, b. May 13, 

2. Ella Florence Jones, b. Sept. 23, 1876; m. June 13, 1903, Ernest 

E. Chase of Brockton. 

3. Harry Verrill Jones, b. Oct. 8, 1879; d. Feb. 25, 1882. 

4. Salter Studly Jones, b. Dec. 7, 1880; m. Apr. 19, 1902, Etta M. 

Hill of Holbrook. Children: Robert Studly Jones, b. June 
16, 1903; Harry Emerson Jones, b. Mch. 19, 1905. 

659. Jesse G.'^ Sprague (John«, SaraueP, Joshua*, William', 
William-, William^), of Charlotte, Me., b. there June 19, 1822; 
m. Harriet Short Fisher, b. Jan. 25, 1824, at Charlotte, dau. of 
Benjamin and Mary (Starboard) Fisher. 

r. Addie N.s, b. Sept. 4, 1851. 

n. Fremont Jesse, b. Sept. 30, 1857; farmer; m. Mary E. 
Fisher, dau. of Daniel J. Res. Charlotte. 

660. Elijah H.'' Sprague (Andre^v^ Samuel'% Joshua*, 
William^ William^ W^illiam^), of Pembroke, lie., merchant, b. 
there Dee. 24, 1832, d. there Jan. 25, 1904; m. there Oct. 18, 
1857, Sarah I\r. Ramsdell, b. Oct. 10, 1838, Lubec, Me., dau. of 


I. Estelle M.8, b. Aug. 27, 1859. 

828. n. Herbert B., b. Sept. 10, 1864. 

661. Jordan^ Sprague (Simon*, Solomon', David*, David', 
Williams William^, of Newport, R. I., b. Aug. 26, 1790, in 


Exeter (Rec. 3 : 140) ; m. Aug. 14, 1814, in Newport (Rec. 1 : 
103) Rebecca Durfee. 


I. Abigail H.s, b. May J8, 1815. 

n. Mary B., b. Oct. 7, 1817. 

662. Mary^ Sprague (John«, David', David*, David', 
William^, William^), b. Mch. 24, 1798, Greenwich, N. Y., d. Mch. 
1886, in New York City; m. (1) June 25, 1817, John Gaboon, b. 
June 29, 1793, d. Sept. 18, 1845, Westbury, N. Y. He was a 
carpenter; served as a soldier in the War of 1812. Mary m. (2) 
Apr. 11, 1861, Theron Parker. 


1. Williams Cahoon, b. Oct. 15, 1818; m. Mariah McGilvery. 

2. Lyman H. Cahoon, b. Sept. 20, 1820, Weedsport, N. Y.; d. Nov. 5, 

1868, Racine, Wis.; m. Dec. 26, 1841, Cordelia L. Teague and 
had eight children, one of whom is Mrs. Emma C. Gates of 
Montcalm, N. J. 

3. John Cahoon, b. July 15, 1823; d. 1824. 

4. James L. Cahoon, b. Sept. 7, 1825; d. Feb. 25, 1858. 

5. Mary E. Cahoon, b. Apr. 10, 1828; d. Jan. 29, 1847. 

6. Theodore Cahoon, b. Aug. 15, 1830; d. Nov. 5, 1854. 

7. Hannah A., b. July 17, 1832; m. Ruben R. Stone. 


1. Kate Ednas Stone, m. P. F. Gibbons; refl. Warsaw, N. Y. 

2. Lizbeth Lee Stone, b. Mch. 14, 185S; m. Jan. 26, 1882, William 

Henry Jackson and resides in Philadelphia, Pa. They are 
at present (1912) in Frankfurt, Germany. 


1. Vergine Campio Jackson, b. Nov. 15, 1883; d. May 27, 1884. 

2. Avis Cahoon Jackson, b. Dec. 1, 1885. 

3. Hazel B. Jackson, b. Dec. 15, 1894. 

3. Louis Horbert9 Stone. 

8. Edward E.s Cahoon, b. May 29, 1836; d. July 27, 1844. 

9. George M. Cahoon, b. Aug. 3, 1838; m. Chloe A. Richardson. 

663. Capt. James^ Sprague (brother to No. 662), b. July 

10. 1803, Greenwich, N. Y.; ra. (1) Aug. 17, 1833, Schaghticoke, 
N. Y., Catherine Grosbeck. b. there Sept. 30, 1803, d. Jlch. 12, 
1845. He m. (2) Nov. 27, 1845, Oswego, N. Y., Mary A. Nipper, 


b. Mch. 11, 1818, in Chedder, Eng., d. July 6, 1874. He m. (3) 
Nov. 25, 1874, Eliza Ann Hanchett, b. Aug. 13, 1814, Weedsport, 
N. Y. He was a Capt. in the ^Mexican War. 

(All but youngest by first marriage.) 
I. Johns, b. Oct. 7, 1834; d. Apr. 22, 1838. 
n. CaroUne H., b. Mch. 8, 1837; d. Mch. 12, 1838. 
ni. Hannah, b. Feb. 24, 1839. 
IV. Juliet, b. July 28, 1843; d. Nov. 16, 1843. 

829. V. James Harvey, b. Feb. 15, 1845. 

VI. Arthur N., b. Jan. 27, 1857; d. Apr. 12. 1891, Norwan<, 0.; 
m. Bell F. Underbill Their dau. Catherine Bell» was 
b. Apr. 10, 1891. 

664. Otis' Sprague (brother to No. 662), b. Apr. 18, 1807, 
d. May 12, 1874; m. (1) Elizabeth B. Joiner, b. May 24, 1809, d. 
Apr. 11, 1857; m. (2) Mrs. Rhoda Grant Fowler; m. (3) Mrs. 
Parker. He was a building mover and farmer; res. Wolcott, N. Y. 

(Five by first wife, one by second wife.) 

830. I. Augusta E.s, b. Sept. 12, 1833. 

831. n. Egbert G., b. Mch. 21, 1835. 
m. Francis, b. Apr. 29, 1837. 

832. IV. Helen C, b. Sept. 18, 1839. 

V. Irwin W., b. Oct. 7, 1850; m. Laura Davis. 

833. VI. Elmer O., b. May 14, 1861. 

665. Edward B.' Sprague (brother to No. 662), b. May 
22, 1809, North Greem^deh, N. Y., d. June 21, 1873 ; m. Nov. 14, 
1838, Sennett, N. Y., Catherine Burrett, b. Mch. 16, 1813, Rox- 
bury, Conn., d. Dee. 29, 1879, Westbury, N. Y., dau. of Lewis 
and Polly (Warner) Burrett. 

Edward Sprague was a warm friend of temperance, also a 
strong Abolitionist. Wliile living in Aberdeen, Ky., he some- 
times acted as conductor on ''the Underground R. R." At one 
time a slave was captured and brought to the hotel where he 
was boarding. The captors were so elated over their success 
that they left the negro in the hallway while they went to the 
bar for a drink. Mr. Sprague was on the watch and signaled 
the slave to come out and then hid him in a smoke house. 'Mr. 


Sprague was not suspected and after the slave hunters had 
gone on the search again he took the negro to the Ohio river 
and sent him across to freedom. Mr. Sprague was a farmer 
for may years but finally went to Weedsport, N. Y., where 
he engaged in the manufacture of gloves and mittens. After 
Bome years his health failed, causing him to close out his business. 
He was a class leader in the M. E. Church. 

I. Lewis B.8, b. Sept. 29, 1839; d. in Civil War. 

834. n. Alfred J., h. Oct. 30, 1842, 

835. m. Clarence W., b. Mch. 1, 1845. 

666. Joseph W.^ Sprague (John®, John% John*, Jonathan^ 
William-, William^), of Claremont, N. H., farmer, b. Mch. 31, 
1789; m. in 1S06 Charlotte Matthews, b. June 18, 1791, Clare- 
mont, d. 1876, Olive Green, Delaware Co., 0., dau. of David and 
Rhoda (Cobb) :\ratthews. 


836. I. David C.s, b. Mar. 1, 1808. 

n. Joseph Henry, b. Dec. 7, 1810; d. in O. abt. 1856. 
m. Fanny M., b. Aug. 28, 1812; d. Feb. 18, 1813, Claremont. 

IV. Lydia M., b. Apr. 9, 1814; m. (1) Boyd; m. (2) 


837. V. Charles M., b. July 7, 1816. 

VI. Fanny M., b. Oct. 22, 1821; m. Orange A. Blanchard; settled 
in Ohio. 

838. vn. Ellen C, b. Aug. 14, 1827. 

667. John H.^ Sprague (brother to No. 666), b. Sept. 22, 
1792 ; m. Apr. 11, 1822, Sophronia Cofren, who d. Feb. 13, 1876, 
ae. 75, dau. of Benjamin and ^Miriam Cofren of Goshen, N. H. 
He d. Dec. 27, 1884, ae. 92 yrs., Claremont, N. H. 

He inherited his father's farm, which had been his grand- 
father's. Mr. Sprague was a school teacher in his younger days. 


839. I. Susan M.s, b. May 23, 1822. 

n. Sarah C, b. Dec. 15, 1823; m. Nov. 4, 1849, Orville Wilcox; 

four children live in Utica, Mo. 
m. Emily E., b. July 13, 1S26; m. Apr. 14, 1858, Hiram Erskines. 

840. IV. George W., b. Dec. 10, 1828. 


V. Gratie B., b. Apr. 3, 1831; m, Feb. 26, 1854, Simeon E. Good- 
rich; res. Si. Paul, Minn. Two children, 
n. Hiriam S., b. Mch. 9, 1833; lives in Roibury, Mass., 135 

S. Huntingdon Ave. 
vn. John H., b. May 27, 1835; m. 1857, Mary E. Houghton of 

Clinton, Mass.; res. Berlin, Mass., Two ch., both dead. 
vm. Annie E., b. May 27, 1837; lived in Boston; d. Sept.. 30, 

841. IX. Horace D. G., b. Aug. 24, 1839. 

842. X. Alvah Stephens, b. Oct. 6, 1842. 

xn. Chester M., b. Sept. 11, 1845; res. 11 Lyman St., Boston, 
Mass.; d. Oct. 23, 1902, ae. 58; m. Nov. 17, 1873, Nellie A. 
Jenkins of Claremont. He served in Civil War in 7th 
Eegt. N. H. Vols. 

668. Prudence^ Sprague ( Isaac', John^ John*, Jonathan', 
William^, William^), b. May 29, 1798; m. Aug. 25, 1819, Jacob 
Austin Haskell, b. Oct. 12, 1792, Weathersfield, Vt., d. there 
Dec. 31, 1869. She d. Jan. 16, 1873, and was buried in Aseutney- 
ville, Vt. 


1. • Ann* Haskell, b. Nov. 3, 1821; m. Oct. 29, 1851, Jonathan Emerson, 

b. Oct. 5, 1805, Claremont. 

2. Zebina Hawley Haskell, b. Apr. 2, 1824; d. Apr. 5, 1824. 

3. Henry Hubbard Haskell, b. Aug. 16, 1825; d. Apr. 9, 1840., 

4. Sarah Haskell, b. June 29, 1828; m. (1) Maj. John Milton Robinson; 

m. (2) Martin C. Ferren. 

5. George Perry Haskell, b. Feb. 29, 1830; d. Mar. 11, 1830. 

6. Francis Fenelon Haskell, b. Aug. 31, 1835; m. (1) Elinor Blodgett; 

m. (2) Sept. 1, 1870. Asenath Maria Smith, dau. of Eli. 

669. Henry H.'^ Sprague (brother to No. 668), b. June 
8, 1803 ; m. Nov. 17, 1829, Harriet Worthington Mason, b. :Mch. 
19, 1804, Lanesbury, N. Y., d. I\Ich. 5, 1866, Springfield, Vt., 
dau. of Russell B. and Louis Mason. He d. Mch. 27, 1880, 
Saxtons River, Rockingham, Vt. 


I. George Mason*, b. Oct. 5, 1830, at Reading, Vt.; d. Nov. 

14, 1835. 
n. Henry Helton, b. ■^rch. 31, 1832; m. Dpc. 14, 1S53, Martha 
M. Marsh, b. May 2, 1834, Craftsbury, Vt. He d. Nov. 
16, 1859, Baltimore, Vt. 


I. Jennie* Eliza Sprague, b. July 26, 1855; m. Cliarles 

Plaistridge of Walpole, N. H. 
n. Harriet Carrie Sprague, b. July 25, 1859. 
in. Charles Hubbards, b. June 15, 1834; d. Jan. 24, 1836. 
IV. Clarissa Sumner, b. Nov. 28, 1836, Weathersfield, Vt.; m. 
Sept. 12, 1858, Archibald McEwen Kendall, b. Mch. 19, 
1832, Cavendish, Vt. 


1. Henry Holtons Kendall, b. Dec. 24, 1860. 

2. George Mason Kendall, b. May 11, 1870. 

T. Frederick Worthingtons, b. Sept. 17, 1839, W. Hartford, 
Vt.; died June 5, 1864, of wounds received in battle of 
Cold Harbor. 
n. Lois Mason, b. Nov. 30, 1841; d. Oct. 16, 1867. 

670. George F.' Sprague (brother to No. 668), b. Apr. 2, 
1807, d. Feb. 28, 1887: ra. Apr. 26, 1829, at Peacliam. Vt., 
Martha, b. Sept. 17, 1802, d. Mch. 5, 1893, at Craftsbury, dau. 
of William and Abigail (^Nlorse) Robbins. 

Mr. Sprague was one of the pioneer farmers of Craftsbury, 
Vt. He was possessed of a good education and was a man of 
influence and worth; he took an active interest in town and 
county affairs and wrote a complete history of the Craftsbury 
men who went to the Civil War. 

He left in manuscript genealogical notes of his branch of the 
Sprague family which have been communicated to the compiler 
of this volume through the kindness of his grand-daughter, ]\Irs. 
Mary A. Foster. 


843. I. Martha Ann8, b. Jan. 24, 1830. 

844. II. George Henry, b. May 12, 1833. 

845. III. William Franklin, b. Feb. 19, 1835. 
rv. Isaac Alden, b. Jan. 5, 1837; d. unm. 

V. Charles Sumner, b. June 2, 1848; d. unm. 

671. Simon D.' Sprague (Simon®, Jonathan', John*, Jon- 
athan^ William-, WilliamM, of Isleboro, ^le., b. there Sept. 2, 
1811, d. there Nov. 20, 1877 ; m. June 14, 1853, Elizabeth Pen- 
dleton, b. Oct. 5, 1830, dau. of Vincent and Eliza (Kimball). 



I. Lydia E.s, b. Aug. 13, 1854; m. Frank Adama. 

n. Joshua S., b. Jan. 30, 1856; d. 1879. 

ra. Drusetta ¥.. b. July 4, 1858. 

IV. Elzuda R., b. July 13, 1860. 

▼. Frederick A. L., b. Nov. 5, 1863; m. Flora Ladd. 

rr. Etta A., b. Mch. 15, 1866. 

vn. Clara J., b. July 13, 1868. 

vm. Cora A., b. June 22, 1870; d. 1879. 

nc. Lottie M., m. Jason Ladd. 

672. Capt. William P.^ Sprague (Rathbunl^ Jonathan', 
John*, Jonathan^ William^ William^), of Islesboro, Me., mer- 
chant and postmaster, b. there Oct. 1, 1835; m. (1) June 16, 
1860, Marilla Parker, b. July 6, 1842, in Islesboro, d. Nov. 7, 
1880, dau. of Thomas H. and Emeiine (Coombs) ; m. (2) Isa- 
bella Dodge, b. May 10, 1834, dau. of Jeremey and Betsey 
(Gilkey). (Ref. Farmer's Hist. Islesboro, 283.) 

(Four by Marilla, two by Isabella.) 
I. William W.s, b. Dec. 4, 1861; m. Mildred Veazie, b. abt. 
1860, dau. of William F. and Deborah (Parker). 

n. Eugene Hale, b. May 23, 1864; m, . 

in. Marilla B., b. June 6, 1871; d. 1881. 

IV. Thomas R., b. Apr. 7, 1878. 

V. Lelia. 
VI. Nettie. 

673. Joseph A." Spilvgue (brother to No. 672), of No. 
Islesboro, Me., merchant, b. there Aug. 9, 1845; m. Lucena D. 
Coombs, b. Aug. 15, 1845, dau. of Pillsbury and Lois (Trim) 

I. Ernest L.s, b. July 14, 1867; m. Mildred Fairfield; res. 

674. Caleb C Spilvgue (Holmes', Ephraim^ Benjamin*, 
Jonathan^ Willianr, William^), of Bridgewater and'Wareham, 
Mass., supt. paper mills, b. 1819, d. Feb. 14, 1901, in Wareham ] 
m. Mary K. Washburn, b. 1818, Belfast, :\re., d. Jan. 18, 1884,' 
Wareham, dau. of Oliver. 


I. Mary Francess, b, Oct., 1843. 
846. n. Charles Edgar, b. Sept. 1, 1845. 

675. Gov. William^ Sprague (A^lasa^ WilliaIn^ William*, 
. Peter^, William^, William^), of R. I., the "Little War Governor," 
b. Sept. 12, 1830, Cranston, R. I.; m. (1) Nov. 12, 1863, 
Katherine, dau. of Salmon Portland Chase, Chief Justice of the 
U. S. She divorced him, INIay 27, 1882, and resumed her maiden 
name. Her death occurred in Washington a few years ago. He 
m. (2) Meh. 8, 1883, Dora Inez Weed of Va. 

His membership in the A. & W. Sprague INIfg. Co. brought 
him great wealth and power. The company employed in their 
cotton manufacturing plants 22,000 workmen and it was said that 
** whenever you saw smoke in Rhody it belonged to the Spragues. '' 
After his first marriage he built the historic mansion house, 
**Canonchet," on a 400-acre estate at Narraugansett Pier, Wash- 
ington Co., R. I. This summer home containing 68 rooms was the 
most magnificent structure of its kind on either coast and cost 
$1,000,000. It was destroyed by fire, Oct. 11, 1909. 

He was the (Democratic) Governor of R. I. from 1860 to 
1863, and U. S. Senator from 1863 to 1875. In the Senate he 
was enrolled as a Democrat but usually voted on the Republican 
side of all important questions. 

During the early part of the war Gov. Sprague was very 
active in raising troops in R. I. and getting them to the front. 
He was in the first battle of Bull Run and had his horse shot 
from under him, after which he assisted the men at the guns 
with incessant energy until compelled to retreat. 

Since his retirement from business and politics he has 
lived in Canonchet and in Paris. 


I, Williams, d. in Tacoma, Wash. He m. Avice Weed, sister 
to his stepmother. Child: Inezs, m. June 21, 1907, Harry 
William Stiness, son of Judge Stiness of the ■Supreme' 
Court of R. I. 

n. Ethel. 

in. Katherine. 

IV. Portia. 


676. Evelyn^ Sprague (Anthony^, Eseck®, Anthony^ An- 
thony*, Anthony^ Anthony^, William^) ; m. Dr. Darwan Hall, 
son of Dr. Aden. 

1. Frances Nellie" Hall, b. Sept. 15, 1849, Vcrgennes, Vt.; m. Julj. 
1866, E. B. Palmer; res. Bristol, Vt. 


1. Genie" Palmer, b. June 20, 1868; m. Nov. 23, 1887, D. W. 

Durfee; res. Bristol, Vt. Children; 1. Edsonn, b. Feb. 
26, 1889; 2. Ralph, b. Aug. 30, 1890; 3. Volney, b. Feb. 
16, 1893. 

2. Maywood Palmer, b. Sept. 16, 1869; m. May 30, 1893, Vern 

E. Perkins; res. Waterbury, Vt. Children: 1. Gertrude, 
b. Nov., 1894; 2. Norma, b. Apr., 1896; 3. Raymond, b. 
Oct., 1906. 

3. Lanra Palmer, b. Mch. 23, 1875; m. July 3, 1892, . Child: 

Palmer, b. Oct., 1897. 

4. Eenna Palmer, b. Jan., 1886; m. Oct. 12, 1910, Roy Demarest; 

res. Waterbury, Vt. 
8. Kate Geneviveo Hall, b. Mch. 22, 1857; m. 1872, H. C. Roscoe. No 

children. Res. New Haven, Vt, 
S, Mary Alice Hall, b. Mch. 7, 1859; m. 1884, Calvin Gideon Sprague, 

grandson of Dr. Gideon Sprague; no children; res. Steele, Ala. 

677. Julia* Sprague (Esesk''. Eseek°, Anthony', Anthony*, 
Anthony^ Anthony-, William^), b. Sept. 25, 1809, New Haven, 
Vt., d. Feb. 4, 1849, Constable, N. Y. ; m. Feb. 14, 1831, James 
G., son of James and Ann (Gilmore) Dickey as his first wife; 
for his 2d. ^nfe he m. Adaline Sprague of New Haven. (Hist. 
AckAvorth, N. H. 1869, Merrill, 211.) 


1. Laura' Dickey, d. . 

2. Harvey Dickey, 

678. Dr. Edwhn H,« Sprague (brother to No. 677), b. Apr, 
24, 1811, New Haven, Vt., d, Apr, 10, 1889, in Boston, :\rass,. 
General Hospital ; m. Sept, 7, 1842, Castleton, Vt. Ona S. Dickin- 
son, b, Sept. 10, ]823, Weybridge, Vt., d. Nov. 21, 1895, Brock- 
ton, Mass. 

Graduated from ^liddlebury, Vt., Coll., and afterwards 
from Castleton, Vt., Med. Coll., followed his profession in Shel- 


burne, Vt., Cleveland, O., Brockton and Lawrence, Mass. ; Sur- 
geon in Co. C, 14th Regt. Vt. Vol., in Civil War. 


847. I. Charles A.a, b. Dec. 28, 1845. 

II. Laura Jane, b. Apr. 27, 1849; m. 1898, Joseph Leadf ether. 

848. m. Ida Lorraine, b. Nov. 25, 1852. 

TV. Mary Ella, b. Dec. 2, 1855, in Cleveland, Ohio; unm. 

679. Dr. Charles A.^ Spr.vgue (Calvin', Eseck^ Anthony', 
Anthony*, Anthony^, Anthony-, William^), a physician of Willis- 
ton, Vt., b. Jan. 26, 1809, New Haven, Vt., d. May 31, 1872; m. 
Jan. 31, 1842, Hopkinton, N. Y., Harriet Welthyn Sprague, b. 
July 2, 1819, Hopkinton, N. Y., d. Dec. 2, 1903. 


849. I. Charles Azro', b, Apr. 3, 1846. 
n. Maria (twin), b. Apr. 10, 1849. 

850. m. Sophia H. (twin), b. Apr. 10, 1849. 

vr. Frederick Henry, b. Apr. 1, 1851; d. ae. 17. 

851. V, Harriet "Welthyn, b. June 23, 1853. 

vr. Calvin Gideon, b. Apr. 17, 1857; res. (1912) Steele, Ala. 

852. . VII. Caroline Maria, b. Nov. 6, 1859. 

680. LucY» Sprague (sister to No. 679), b. Apr. 13, 1814, 
New Haven, Vt., d. there Apr. 24, 1887 ; m. Jan. 18, 1838, New 
Haven, Elias B. Hickock, b. Mch. 16, 1815, d. Jan. 27, 1905, S. 
Burlington, Vt. 


1. Isador* Hickok, b. Dec-. 23, 1838, Constable, N. Y.; d. June 29. 1906. 
Hinesburgh, Vt.; m. Jan. 28, 1874, New Haven, Henry M. 
Wilson, b. May 31, 1835, d. May 5, 1909. No issue. 

3. JuliuB Hickok, b. Oct. 13, 1841, New Haven: d. June 9, 1903. Bur- 
lington, Vt.; m. Oct. 1, 1866, Verpennes, Vt., Mary D. Willard, 
b. there Oct. 31, 1844, d. Dec. 4, 1905, in Burlington. 

1. Henry Hickok, b. Sept. 15, 1867; m. Oct. 1, 1890, East 
Orange, N. Y., his second cousin, Mary B. Hickok. b. Sept. 
11, 1867, Sandy Hill, N. Y. He is an Insurance Agent. 
Burliiipton, Vt. Child: Dorothy E." Hickock, b. May 14, 


2. Lizzie Doane Hickok, b. Nov. 9, 1869; m. Apr. 22, 1903, 

Burlington, Dr. John Gibson of Scotland. Address, St. 
Albans, Vt. 

3. Nellie W. Hickok, b. Dec. 15, 1872. She is engaged in edu- 

cational work in New York City. Address, Burlington, Vt. 

681. Harriet J.* Sprague (Horace^ Eseck^ Anthony', 
Anthony*, Anthony^ Anthony^, William'), b. Jan. 30, 1S22, 
New Haven, Vt., d. Feb. 4, 1911, Middlebury, Vt., and was buried 
in New Haven ; m. Mch. 18, 1851, New Haven, Aaron Augustus 
Farnsworth, b. Mch. 15, 1818, d. :\Ich. 3, 1904, son of Silas and 
Amelia (Haskins) Farnsworth, of New Haven. 


1. Frank A,» Farnsworth, b. Jan. 5, 1852, New Haven; m. Mch. 6, 

1881, Abbie M. Wainwright, of Middlebury, Vt. He is a 
hardware merchant of Middlebury. 


1. Frank Farnsworth, Jr., b. Mch. 6, 1886; res. 424 Broad- 

way, N, Y. 

2. Elizabeth M. Farnsworth, b. Feb. 1, 1891, 

2. Helen A.9 Farnsworth, b. Dec. 21, 1853; d. May 25, 1869, in New 


3. Harriet S. Farnsworth, b. Mch. 12, 1856, New Haven, Vt.; m. there 

Sept. 3, 1879, Benjamin F. Ostrander. Ees. Nashua, N. H., 
17 Wellington St. 


1. Bessie Farnsworthio Ostrander, b. June 21, 1880. 

2. Eobert Earl Ostrander, b. Nov. 16, 1884, Burlington, Vt.; m. 

May 17, 190S, Lynnfield, Mass., Jennie A. Law; res. Melrose, 
Mass., 310 Vinton St. 


1. Eobert Farnsworthn Ostrander, b. Nov. 8, 1909. 

2. Marjorie Newhall Ostrander, b. May 22, 1911. 

3. Marguerite Helenio Ostrander, b. May 7, 1888, 

4. Mary E.a Farnsworth, b. Oct. 21, 1857, New Haven; unm.; res. 

Middlebury, Vt. 

5. Addie L. Farnsworth, b. Aug. 23, 1861, New Haven; m. there Dec. 

24, 1883, Frank J. Taylor, D. D. S. Address, Middlebury, Vt, 

6. Jennie S. Farnsworth, b. Apr. 4, 1864, New Haven; ni. Jan. 14, 

1885, Middlebury, Dr. William H. Sheldon, a physician of 
Middlebury. Child: Margaret F. Sheldon, b. Aug. 26, 1887. 

7. Grace E. Farnsworth, b. Nov. 3, 1866, New Haven. Address (1912), 

Middlebury, Vt., 4 Franklyn St. 


682. Jerusha* Spr-vgue (sister to No. 681), b. Aug. 30, 
1823, New Haven Vt., d. May 30, 1901; m. Chauneey Langdon 
of New Haven, b. Oct. 12, 1818, d. Dec. 2. 1876. 


1. Walter Sprague9 Langdon, b. Apr. 26, 1847; m. 1870, Mrs. "Viola 

Enssel. Present address, Portland, Ore. 


1. Thaddeusio Langdon, m. 1902, Alice Mills. They have: 

1. Mary Alices Langdon, b. Feb. 20, 1903. 

2. Chauneey Langdon, b. July 20, 1905. 

2. Florence^o Langdon, b. May 11, 1872; m. Fred Warren. Address, 

Chicago, 111. 

2. Fordyee Everettes Langdon, b. Apr. 25, 1850; m. Nov. 8, 1873, Mrs. 

Carrie Childrens. Res. (1912) Escondido, Cal. Child: 1. 
Mabel Langdon, b. Feb. 20, 1876. Address, Reno, Colo. 

3. William Horace Langdon, b. June 18, 1855; d. Mch. 13, 1903; m. 

Oct. 3, 1887, Gertrude Page. 


1. Evelyn Langdon, b. Sept. 20, 1888. 

2. Helen G. Langdon, b. Nov. 3, 1895. 

4. John Sylvesters Langdon, b. May 7, 1861; d. Apr. 29, 1895; m. Dec. 

31, 1885, Jane Vannatta. 


1. Roy Langdon, b. Jan. 2, 1886; m. Dec. 26, 1911, Vera 


2. Verre R. Langdon, b. Sept. 11, 1888; m. July 1, 1911, Rut^ 


5. Mary Agness Langdon, b. July 19, 1865; m. June 20, 1894, William 

B, Strong. Address, 619 Shepard Ave., Milwaukee, Wis. 


1. Rnth Langdonio Strong, b. May 28, 1895. 

2. Langdon Davenport Strong, b. July 14, 1907. 

6. Frederick Chaunceys Langdon, b. Feb. 28, 1868; m. Aug. 6. 1S95, 

Eena Marian Carter, b. Oct. 16, 1875. He is a physician. Res. 
Los Angeles, Cal.., 941 S. Alvarado St. 


1. Lucy Aneitaio Langdon, b. Aug. 3, 1896. 

2. Carter Hutchins Langdon, b. Oct. 3, 1897. 

3. Leitha Gertrude Langdon, b. May 7, 1899; d. Sept., 1899. 



683. Sophia^ Sprague (sister to No. 681), b. June 15, 
1826, New Haven, Vt. ; m. there Aug. 12, 1851, Henry Barton 
Shedd, who d. Jan. 16, 1899. She res. at Evanston, 111. 


1. Fannie Sophia* Shedd, b. June 6, 1853, Vergennes, Vt.; m. July 24, 

1876, Whitewater, Wis., Frank J. Batchelor. 


1. Robert Batchelor, b. Jan. 4, 1878, Milwaukee, Wis. 

2. Ruth M. Batchelor, b. 1882; d. young. 

3. Roxy S. Batchelor, b. July 6, 1884, in Milwaukee. 

4. Marguerite Batchelor, b. Dec. 24, 1890; d. young. 

2. Henry Sprague Shedd, b. June 12, 1861, Whitewater, Wis.; m. Oct. 

12, 1892, Appleton, Wis., Helen Underwood. Lawyer; res. 


1. Henry Wentworth^o Shedd, b. Nov. 8, 1893. Evanston, HI. 

2. Jarvis Augustus Shedd, b. Dec. 24, 1897, Evanston, HI. 

3. Mary Elizabeth Shedd, b. Oct. 26, 1906; d. young. 

4. John Barton Shedd, b. Dec. 19. 1908; d. young. 

684. Helen8 Spr.\gue (sister to No. 681) , b. June 28, 1833, 

New Haven, Yt. ; m. Feb. 24, 1864, New Haven, George D. 

Hinraan, of Chazv, N. Y. Addres.?, 69 Hamilton Ave., Yonkers, 

N. Y. 


1. William S.s Hinman, b. Nov. 10, 1867: d. Dec. 11, 1882, nnm. 

2. Ella G. Hinman. b. Dec. 5, 1865; m. Sept. 1882, C. B. F. Palmer. 


1. William Palmer, b. July 4, 1883. 

2. Dorothy G. Palmer, b. Feb. 22, 1892. 

3. Frank Newton Palmer, b. Nov. 23, 1895, 

685. Dr. Edward W.' Sprague (Alvah^ Eseck', Anthony', 
Anthony*, Anthony^ Anthony^, William^), b. July 6, 1830, 
Vergennes, Vt.. d. June 23, 1860. West Stockholm. N. Y.; m. 
Jan. 19, 1853, Hydeville, Vt., Delia Anne Low, b. Sept. 17, 1833, 
Shrewsbury-, Vt., d. Sept. 7. 1859, LaA\Teneeville. N. Y., dau. of 
Joel Bacon Low (veteran "War 1812) and Anna (VTebber) his 
wife. Graduated 1850, Castleton. Vt., ^led. Coll. 

853. I. Wharton Edward", b. Mch. 21, 1854. 


686. Loyal T.^ Sprague (Roger^ Gideon*', Anthony', An- 
thony"*, Anthony^, Anthony-, William^), of Stockholm, St. Law- 
rence Co., N. Y., farmer and school superintendent, b. Dec. 6, 
1812, prob. in Vt., d. Jan. 19, 1855; m. (1) Laura" Hall, b. 

, d. 1852, dan. of Orrin« and Betsey" (Dowd) Hall. 

(Halls of New Eng. 1883, Hall, 261: Dowd desc. 1885, Rev. W. 
W. Dowd, 161.) He m. (2) May 11, 1852, Sarah E. Sheldon, 
b. Jan. 13, 1829, Hopkinton, N. Y., d. there June 11, 1906, dau. 
of Heman and Esther (Reed) Sheldon. 

(Three by wife Laura, one by wife Sarah.) 
I. Edgar T.^; he gave up fhe ministry to enlist in the Civil 
War; enlisted first in a Wis. Regt. and second in a Regt. 
organized at Malone, N. Y. He d. unm. in 1876. 

854. n. Erwin R., b. Feb. 9, 1841. 

m. Amelia Matilda, m. Simeon Stanley and res'd at Malone, 
N. Y. She d. abt. one year after their son Orman P. 
Stanley was born. When last heard from Orman was 
an engineer in frieght yards at Manchester, N. H. 

855. IV. Loyal Tyler, b. Apr. 13, 1853. 

687. Chad A.^ Sprague (George^^ John", Jedediah'', An- 
thony*, Anthony^, Anthony^ William^), of Glocester, R. L, 
farmer, b. Nov. 25, 1820, in Glocester, d. Jan. 15, 1907; m. 
Maranda Smith, b. Dec. 17, 1824, in Glocester, d. Apr. 23, 1887, 
dau. of Thomas and Sarah (Taft) Smith. 


856. I. Alzada Melissas, b. Sept. 1, 1846. 

n. Herbert Francis, b. May 20, 1848; d. Sept. 20, 1869. 
m. George Thomas, b. Oct. 17, 1850; d. Jan. 19, 1851. 
IV. Ursula Elnora, b. Aug. 13, 1851; unm. 1911. 
V. Lewis Smith, b. Aug. 18, 1856; d. May, 1893; m. Angeline 
E. Patterson, dau. of Samuel. 

I. Lula Estella,!", b. Sept. 11, 1SS4. 
II. Winfred Chester, b, June 10, 1866; m. Hazel G. Lee. 
Res. Providence, R. I. 

688. Jenks A.^ Sprague (Anthony^, Anthony", Jedediah^ 
Anthony*, Anthony^, Anthony^ WilliamM, of Chepachet, R. I., 
farmer, b. Aug. 19, 1844, Glocester, R. I.: m. Oct. 13, 1870, 


Stafford, Conn., Letitia Cornelia Anderson, b. Oct. 2, 1843, Ell- 
ington, Conn., dau. of George and Fear (Staunton) Anderson. 

I. Sarah Elizas, b. Nov. 15, 1871. 
n. George Russell, b. June 3, 1873; d. Aug. 23, 1887. 
m. Mabel Alice, b. Dec. 25, 1874; m. June 3, 1900, Asa M. 

IV. Walter Leroy, b. Nov. 21, 1877, Glocester. 

689. Bertha* Spbague (Willard^ Lambert®, Samuel', 
Samuel*, SamueP, Anthony-, William^), of Williamstown, Vt., 
b. there Oct. 1, 1872; m. Morris H. Wiggin, b. July 3, 1878, 
Hookset, N. H., son of Went worth S. and Mar>' R. (Cate) 
Wiggin. Thej' reside on the home farm with her father Willard. 


1. Morris S.9 Wiggin, b. Jan. 29, 1905. 

2. Eldon P. Wiggin, b. June 23, 1906. 
^3. Bernard A. Wiggin, b. May 16, 1910. 

690. Elbridge G.^ Sprague (Loring^, Joshua®, Josiah^, 
Benjamin*, Josiah^ Anthony^, William^), of TVestfield, Mass., 
butcher, b. Dec. 25, 1829, Petersham, Mass., d. Jan. 15, 1904; 
m. Ellen Doane, b. Jan. 25, 1837, Dana, Mass., d. May 24, 1912, 
at North Dana, dau. of Ekanah. 

I. Hattie M.9, b. Dec. 25, 1864; m. F. E. Doane. Child: Helenio 

Doane. Res. N. Dana, Mass. 
ir. Federick H., b. Apr. 2, 1866, Westfield, Mass.; m. 1S90, 
Lillian P. Carter, b. June 25, 1869, Athol, dau. of A. W. 
and Hannah (Morse) Carter. He is a clothing mfr., 
Orange. Mass. 
III. Clara B., b. June 10, 1876; m. E. J. CooU; res. Boston. 

691. Lois S." Spr.\gue (Joseph"', Joshua', Josiah', Benjam- 
in*, Josiah^ Anthonys WilliamM, b. July 25, 1821, I\IcDonough, 
Chenango Co., N. Y., d. Apr. 30, 1904: m. (1) John Dunn, b. 
Sept. 1, 1808, d. Oct. 1, 1854; m. (2) Nov. 4, 1855, Alfred 
Gardner, b. June 6, 1812, d. July 5, 1881. 



1. Harriet Malindao Dunn, b. June 9, 1847, d. 1888; m. Francis Isaiah 

Sprague as his first wife. 

2. Margaritte Elizabeth Dunn, b. Sept. 2, 1850; d. 1903; m, Charles 


3. Lillian Almira Gardner, b. Dec. 4, 1856; unm. (1912). She is a 

trained nurse, Watertown, N. Y. 

4. Joseph Augustus Gardner, b. Dec. 12, 1S58; m. Ella Abbott. 

5. Charles Elsworth Gardner, b. Nov. 14, 1862; m. Sarah Beckwith. 

6. Oscar Eugene Gardner, b. Aug. 25, 1866; m. Bertha Wells. 

7. Emma Louisa Gardner, b. July 19, 1868; m. John Livermore. 

692. George L.« Sprague (George', Joshua^, Joseph\ 
Benjamin*, Josiah^ Anthonys 'William') b. Apr. 6, 1828, d. :May 
6, 1870, Cambridge, ^Mass. ; ra. June 11, 1851. Mary Helen Spear, 
b. Feb. 9, 1835, Templeton, ISlass., d. there July 7, 1907, dau. of 
David Washington and Bellona (Whitcomb) Spear. He was a 
business man of Templeton and Cambridge, Mass. 

I. George Herbert^, b. Aug. 3, 1852; m. Marv Eliza Mudge. 
Res. Boston. No children. 
857. n. Mary Loring, b. July 25, ISoS. 

m. Charles Edwin, b. July 14, 1860; res. Templeton. 

693. Lucius K.« Spr.^gue (brother to No. 692), of Brook- 
line, Mass., 233 Harvard St., b. Aug. 7, 1836, Athol, Mass. : m. 
Oct. 16, 1862, Norwalk, Ohio, Electa Roberts, b. there Mch. 10, 
1839, dau. of Benjamin Franklin and Electa (Doolittle) Roberts. 

I. Fanny Gertrudes, b. May 16, 1870; d. Apr. 19, 1871. 
n. Rufus Bates, b. Jan. 18, 1875; m. Helen Hartwell. 

694. Edwin L.^ Sprague (brother to No. 692), of Brook- 
line, ]\rass., 31 Longwood Ave., b. July 6, 1838, Athol Mass. ; ra. 
Apr. 18, 1881, in Boston, Elizabeth Davis, b. Apr. 1, 1859, Water- 
town, :\rass., d. Feb. 16, 1904, Newton, Mass., dau. of Hasbrouck 
Davis (who was son of John Davis, formerly Governor of Mass.) 
and Martha "Whiting (Stickney). 

I. Edwin Loringo, b. Jan. 15, 1882. 
n. Ruth Davis, b, Feb. 24, 1884. 


III. Henry Bancroft, b. Aug. 30, 1887; ni. Louise Hill. 

IV. John Davis, b. Se})t. S, 1888; d. Oct. 13, 1889. 
V. Richard Warren, b. Aug. 23, 1891. 

695. Henry H." Sprague (brotlier to No. 692), of Boston, 

Mass, 33 Fairfield St., b. Aug. 1, 1841, Athol, IMass. ; m. June 3, 

1897, Cliarlotte Sprague Ward, b. Apr. 30, 1859, Cambridge, 

Mass., dau. of George Lee and Caroline Pepoon (Jenkins) 


1864. Graduated at Harvard College. 

1865. Entered Harvard Law School. 

1866. Became a student in law office of Henry "W. Paine and 
Robert D. Smith, in Boston. 

1867. Became a member, and served as Secretary of Board of 
Government of Boston Young ]\Ien's Christian Union until 

1879, when he became its Vice-President and continued to serve 
until 1909. 

1868. Feb. 25. Admitted to Suffolk Bar, and entered practice 
in Boston. 

1874, 1875 and 1876. jMember of Boston Common Council. 
1875 to 1877. Trustee of the Boston City Hospital on the part 
of Common Council. 

1878 to 1905. Trustee at large of City Hospital and for 
eighteen years Secretary to its Board of Trustees. 

1879 and since, a Trustee of Boston Lying-in Hospital ; also 
has served as Vice-President of the Board. 

1881, 1882 and 1883. ^Member of lower house ]\Iass. Legislature. 

1880. Assisted in organization of Boston Civil Service Reform 
Association and has served as its President and Vice- 

1884. IMember of Municipal Reform Association. 

1888, 1889, 1890 and 1891. IMember, and the latter two years, 
President of Mass. Senate, representing the Fifth Suffolk 

1892. Appointed by Gov. Russell as Chairman of a commission 
to revise election laws of Mass. ; revision recommended by 
his commission adopted by Legislature the following year. 

1895. Appointed by Gov. Greenhalge, member of Metropolitan 
Water Board and was made Chairman of the Board, 
■which was charged with the construction of works for 


additional water supply, for which $27,000,000 then 
1901 to 1912. Chairman of the Metropolitan Water and Sewer- 
age Board. He was for many years manager of the 
Temporary Home for the Destitute, or Gwynne Home, 
and was one of the "Committee of Fifty'" on Boston 
Museum of Fine Arts: Secretary of Mass. 
Fire Society since 1883 ; a member of N. E. H. and Gen. 
Society, Bostonian Society, Harvard Law School Associa- 
tion, of Union, Unitarian, Tavern and St. Botolph Clubs ; 
one of the trustees of the buildings of Women's Educa- 
tional and Industrial Union of Boston, being treasurer 
of the Board ; member of' Board of overseers of Har\-ard 
College from 1890 to 1896 and for some time member of 
general Committee of Citizens' Association of Boston; 
author of a number of books, among them, ' ' The Founding 
of Charlestown by the Spragues — a Glimpse of the Be- 
ginning of the ^Massachusetts Bay Settlement" 1910. 

696. Charles W."* Sprague (Ephraim", Joshua*', Joseph', 
Benjamin^ Josialr, Anthony^ William^ of Hartford, Conn., 
b. June 18, 1831, d. Aug. 28, 1902, at Hartford : m. Apr. 27, 1871. 
New Haven, Conn., Ruth Eliza Kemp, b. July 19, 1836, Trow- 
bridge, England, d. Feb. 18, 1911, at Hartford, dau. of Samuel 
Jeremiah and Eliza (Hinton) Kemp. Builder and Supt. of 
Streets, 1891-1901, Hartford. 


I. Sarah Thompsons, b. Dec. 25, 1872. 
n. Harriet Beaumont, b. Jan. 11, 1874. 

697. Rev. Orren D.^ Sprague (David^ Anthony^ An- 
thony^ Knight*, Jeremiah^ Anthony^, William'*), of Bishop 
Street, Jeff. Co., N. Y., b. Nov. 7, 1834, d. after 1889 ; m. Nov. 
9, 1862, Helen Rathburn, b. July 7, 1840, New Haven, N. Y. 

I. Frank H.9, b. Feb. 25, 1864; m. Dec. 25, 18S3, Lelia iL 
Webb. Children: (1) Nina Mayio, b. July 2, 1885. 
(2) Flossie H., b. Mch. 26, 1888. 

II. Alice I., b. Mch. 4, 1866; d. Dec. 15, 1890. 


m. Helen S., b. Sept. 30, 1871; m. Jan. 4, 1889, Henry Chapman. 
IV. Jennie M., b. Jan. 17, 1877. 
V. Beta E., b. July 10, 1878; m. Sept. 1, 1897, Elmin C. Curtis. 

698. Charles W,^ Sprague (Alonzo^ Anthonj'*, Anthony', 
Knight*, Jeremiah^ Anthony-, William^), of Henderson, N. Y. ; 
farmer; b. there Oct. 9, 1824, d. Oct. 23, 1887; m. (1) Dec. 16, 
1844, Dorcas Champlin, b. Aug. 7, 1826 ; m. (2) Nov. 29, 1882, 
Laura L. Stevens, b. June 29, 1844. 

I. Eliza A.9 b. Sept. 7, 1S4S; d. Oct. 12, 1896. 
II. Clark D. b. June 2, 1863; d. Meh. 21, 1864. 
m. Bruce, b. Feb. 14, 1884. 

699. Alonzo' W. Sprague (brother to No. 698), of Cleve- 
land, Ohio, b. June 28, 1829, Henderson, N. Y. ; d. Feb. 17, 1910, 
Cleveland, Avhere he resided abt. sixty years; m. there Jan. 1, 
1855, Helen 'M. Walters, b. Dee. 13, 1835, Plattsburg, N. Y., dau. 
of Peter R. and Susan (Noreross) Walters. 

Capt. Sprague spent much of his life in command of passen- 
ger vessels and was one of the most popular captains on the 
Great Lakes. For about ten years before his death he lived 

(Ref. Elizabeth Doan Sprague; she furnished Finney 
Sprague the records of this branch of the family, in 1898.) 

(The first and last four born in Cleveland, the others in Welland, Iowa.) 
I. Caroline TJranias, b. Oct. 17, 1855; d. Feb. 21, 1870. 
n. Cora Augusta, b. Dec. 17, 1857; m. July 3, 1883, Cleveland, 
William C. Millard, and res. (1898) there, having 
Ealph Spragueio Millard, b. July 23, 1888 and Helen 
Winfred Millard, b. June 14, 1890. 

III. Joanna Fuller, b. Mch. 9, 1860; m. Dec. 29, 1SS5, Cleveland, 

Charles C. Morse. They reside (1898) there, having 

Helen La Reneio Morse, b. Jan. 5, 1886, and Charles 
Franklin Morse, b. May 27, 1890. 

IV. .John Walters, b. .Tuly 9, 1862; m. Oct. 23, 1895, Harriet 

Reed of Kansas City, Mo. In 1898 he res. in Cleveland 
and was a salesman for Root, McBride & Co. Res. (1910) 
New York City. Children, (i.) Frances Reedio, b. May 


7, 1897. (II.) John W. Jr., b. Nov. 14, 1899. (ill.) William 
Wellington, b. July 5, 1908. 
V. Charles Wellington, b. Oct. 10, 1864; m. (1) Oct. 30, 1890, 
Harriet Caroline Hohn, of Toledo, O. He is an electri- 
cian; res. (1898) !&rockton. Mass; res. (1910) Wooster, 
Ohio; m. (2) Apr. 30, 1910, Mrs. Crites. Child- 
ren, (i.) Marion Francesco, b. Aug. 3, 1891. (n.) Elizabeth, 
b. June 12, 1911. 
VI. Helen Walters, b. Jan. 12, 1867; d. Feb. 5, 1869. 
vn. Elizabeth Doan, b. Apr. 28, 1870; Principal (1912) Eose- 
' dale School, Cleveland, Ohio. 
/ vra. Ralph Raymond, b. Dec. 12, 1874; d. Oct. 16, 1876. 

700. Dr. Oscar C* Sprague (brother th No. 698), of 
Rochester, N. Y. ; b. Aug. 22, 1833, Henderson, N. Y., d. abt. 
1902; Mch. 4, 1855, E. Cleveland, Ohio, Eliza Jane Fisher, b. 
June 30, 1837, Lewiston, N. Y. He was a prominent physician 
residing in East Cleveland, Ohio, Belvidere, 111., Putnam Co., 
Mo., and Rochester, N. Y. 


I. William Alonzos, b. Jan. 12, 1856; d. Aug. 23, 1856, Belvi- 
dere, HI. 
U. Helen Francis, b. June 5, 1857, d. Mch. 4, 1884; m. Oct. 20, 
1881, Mark Sanders. Child: Mabel Helenio, b. Mch. 4, 
1883, at Rochester and was adopted by her grandfather 
Sprague and called Sprague. 

m. Frederick Alonzo, b. June 4, 1860, d. Feb. 15, 1867, E. Cleve- 
land, Ohio. 

IV. Harry Fisher, b. Aug. 3, 1862; m. May 27, 1890, Wilhelmina 
Vosburgh, b. Feb. 14, 1866, Rochester. Child: Oscar, 
b. May 13, 1892. 
V. Frank Eugene, b. Sept. 18, 1864; m. May 28, 1885, Lena 
C. H. Weaver, b. Dec. 13, 1866. Children: (i) Frank, 
b. May 4, 1886, Rochester, (n.) Edna M. b. Apr. 2, 1890, 
Rochester, (m.) Hazel R. b. Oct. 23, 1898, Dansville, N. Y. 

701. Eugene H.^ Sprague (brother to No. 698), b. Aug. 
25, 1843, Henderson, N. Y. ; d. :Mch. 30, 1908, Orient, Iowa ; m. 
July 29, 1866, Orient, Martha A. Rodgers, b. Feb. IS, 1839, 
Guernsey Co., 0., d. Jan. 28, 1908, dau. of John B. and Elizabeth 
(Palmer) Rodgers. 

Merchant and postmaster; member 3d la. Cavalry; taken 


prisoner at Ripley, I\Iiss., June 11, 1864, and confined in Libby 
prison and Andersonville until paroled Dec. 16, 1864. 

I. Hattie Urana9, b. May 15, 1S67; m. Conrad J. Eatinger; res. 
Orient. Their eleven children are: Scott^o, Ida, Glen. 
Clark, Ira, Julius, Albert, Raymond, Eugene, Clara, and 
Martha (dec'd). 
858. n. William Alonzo, b. Feb. 16, 1869. 

lU. Ida May, b. Jan. 23, 1871; m. B. F. Rodgers; res. Edna, 

IV. Frank W., b. Dec. 1, 1875, d. Feb. 13, 1910; m. Olive M. 
Ogg, who res. with their three children at Indianola. 

702. Charles F.^ Sprague (Ebenezer, David^ Anthony^, 
Knight*, Jeremiah^ Anthonys William^), of Berea, 0., R. F. D. 
3; butcher; b. Dec. 27, 1856; m. Elizabeth Ann Bailey, b. Apr. 
2, 1859, Cleveland, Ohio, dau. of Richard and ^Margaret (Pin- 
combe) Bailey, 


1. Roy Charles^, b. June 3, 1881; m. Sadie Gawne; res. (1912) 
Berea, O., R.F.D. No. 1. Children. Tressa Elizabethio; 
and Charles William. 

n. Anna Elizabeth, b. Feb. 1, 1883; m. Charles Richards; res. 
Columbia Sta., O., R.F.D. 2, Children: Howard Charles^- <> 
Richards, Elmer Redfern Richards and Percy Willard 
Richards. ' 

ni, Carl Fremont, b. Oct. 5, 1885; m. Marietta Bramley; res. 
Rocky River, O. 

IV, David Henry, b. Nov. 30, 1889. 
V, Lynn Albert, b. Oct. 12, 1893. 

VI, Mabel Mae, b. Feb. 13, 1896. 

vn. Ebenezer Alvadus, b. Mar. 5, 1898, 

703. Elsie" Sprague (Almon^ David% Anthony^-Knidit'. 

Je^emiah^ Anthony=, William^), b. Oct. 7, 1840; d. July 3, 1SS7. 

Cleveland, Ohio: m. Apr. 30, 1865, Berea, Ohio, David Wells 

Pulver, b. Dec. 4, 1838. 


1. Lucy» Pulver, b. Aug. 17, 1867, Strongsville, Ohio; m. Jay H. Ammon 

and had Elsie, Ralph D.. and Katherine E. Ammon. 

2. Nellie Pulver, b. July 3, 1869, d. Aug. 1, 1870. 

3. Jessie Pulver, b. Dec. 8, 1871; m. Albert F. Westgate, 


704. David H." Sprague (brother to No. 703), of :\liddle- 
burg, Strongsville and Brunswick, Ohio, b. Apr. 1, 1844, in Ohio, 
d. June 6, 1909 ; m. Caroline R. Pardee, b. Feb. 19, 1847, dau. of 
Harry R. and (Culver) Pardee. 

I. Maryo, b. Nov. 16, 1871; m. Frank A. Clement; res. Btuns- 
wick, Ohio. 
859. II. Almon Vilro}-, b. June 3, 1875. 

m. Bertha Alice, b. Nov. 10, 1879; m. Grant G. Chidsey, son 
of Truman. Res. Brunswick, Ohio. Children: Elbert, Alda B., Bertha V. and Myron G. Chidsey. 
IV. Anna Blanche, b. June 5, 1883; m. Walter S. Folley, b. 
Mar. 6, 1883, son of Thomas; res. Brunswick, Ohio. 

705. William H.' Spr-vgl^ (Albe^t^ Hen^y^ Thoinas-, 
Knight*, Je^emiah^ Anthony^ William^), b. Nov. 26, 1838, prob. 
Cambridgeport, IMass. : d. ; m. Amorette R. George. 

(Ref. Hist. NeA^-port, N. H., 1879, Wheeler, 534.) 
Selectman in Newport in 1867-8; farmer; res. 1879, Gibbon. 

I. Elmer E.s, b. June 20, 1861. 
n. Flora W., b. Dec. 12, 1S63. 
m. Albert W. b. Aug. 26, 1865, 
rv. Ira P., b. Apr. 23, 1867. 

706. ^Iyron W.« Sprague (Erving", Thomas^ Thomas', 
Knight*, Jeremiah', Anthony-, William^), b. Jan. 17, 1866; d. 
June 10, 1898, Leicester, ]\Iass. ; m. Alice Elsie Comins, b. June 
7, 1868, Charlton, Mass., dau. of Lewis B. and Louise E. (Pike) 
Comins. She res. (1912) Leicester. 

I. Ruth Comins9, b. Jan. 7, 1895. 
n. Fred Lewis, b. Sept. 3, 1896. 
ra. Myron Erving, b. July 18, 1898. 

707. George L.» Spilvgue (Enoch^ Enoch', Obadiah^ Oba- 
diah*, Riehard^ Anthony =, William^), of Orange, Mass., (1912) ; 
mechanic ; b. June 2, 1853, Richmond, N. H. ; m. Oct. 19, 1874, 
Jennie A. Nutting, dau. of John. 


I. Vera Nuttings, b. May 30, 1877; m. June 18, 1904, Anton- 
nette Spencer of Hartford, Conn.; res. Denver, Colo., 45S 
S. Denning St. 
* n. G. Leroy, b. Feb. 1, 1880; m. Oct. 22, 1906, Louise Batchel- 

der; res. New Bedford, Mass., 315 Pleasant St. Child: 
Cynthia H., b. Mch. 11, 1910. 

708. Prof. Robert J.^ Sprague (James^> James', James', 
William*, William^, John-, William^), of Amherst, Mass., b. Jan. 
19, 1868, Prospect, Me.; m. Sept. 15, 1900, Winchester, Mass., 
Helen M. Guernsey, b. Mar. 8, 1872, dau. of George A. and 
Miriam J. (Wright) Guernsey of Winchester. 
1885-1889. He was a stone cutter during summer months. 
1888-1902. Attended East ^Maine Seminary* paying his ovm 

way by working during the summer months. 
1897. Grad. from Boston University with A.B. degree. 

1900. Received A.M. degree at Harvard University in subject of 
Economics. He had taught one year each in the East 
Maine Seminary and in Kents Hill Seminary. 

1901. At Boston University received the degree of Ph.D. 
1901-1906. Professor of Economics and History in Knox Coll., 

Galesburg, 111. 

1906-1911. Professor of Economics and Sociology, University of 

1911. Chosen as Head of the Division of Humanities and Pro- 
fessor of Economics and Sociology, ^lassachusetts Agri- 
cultural Coll., Amlierst, ]Mass. Societies, etc. : ]\Iember 
Phi Beta Kappa, Phi Kappa Phi, Beta Theta Pi : member 
of American Sociological Society and American Associa- 
tion for the Advancement of Science ; investigator for the 
Carnegie Institution of Washington in History of Bank- 
ing; author of various articles, pamphlets and reports on 
economics and sociological subjects; secretary of the 
"Maine 1920" movement for that State. 

I. Eleanor G.», b. Mar. 12, 1902. 
n. Richard G., b. Dec. 27, 1904; d. Feb. 19, 1906. 
m. Frances G., b. Jan. 20, 1905; d. Feb. 25, 1909. 
rv. Robert G., b. July 25, 1908. 
V. Miriam G., b. Aug. 6, 1911. 


709. Virgil H.^ Sprague (Augustas^. Moses®, William", 
William*, William^, John-, William^), of Greene, Bangor and 
Waterville, Me., b. Mch. 18, 1835, d. Oct. 18, 1901, Waterv'ille; 
m. (1) Sept. 20, 1857, Greene, Julia R. Mower, b. 1833, d. Dec. 
1866, dau. of Oliver and Rachel (Robinson) Mower of Greene. 
He m. (2) Nellie R. Lamont. 

He was selectmen; school com., Rep. to Legislature; rail- 
way postal clerk twenty years. 

(Two by wife Julia, one by wife Nellie.) 
I. Lillie Florences, b. Feb. 1860; d. Dec. 27, 1879. 

860. II. Oliver Augustas, b. Jan. 6, 1864. 

861. m. Eichard W., b. Jan. 28, 1876. 

710. Dr. Seth B.^ Spr-^gue (Dennis', Isaac^ William^, 
William*, William^ John-, William^), b. Jan. 12, 1840, Dexter, 
Me.; m. (1) Apr. 1865, Milo, Me., Maria Edgrworth Kimball, b. 
Aug., 1843, d. Nov. 19, 1876, Milo, dau. of Ezra and Adeline 
(Horn) Kimball; he m. (2) Oct. 1878, Adelaide Louise Billing- 
ton, b. Oct. 11, 1846, Jersey City, N. J., dau. of Seth and Marj- 
Aiin (Paddock) Billington. 

He was a physician ; d. June 5, 1901, Jersey City, N. J. 


(Four by first wife, four by second wife.) 

862. I. Ezra Kimballfl, b. May 26, 1866. 

n. William, b. Jan. 27, 1867; d. Occ. 1868. 
m. Olive, b. Jan. 27, 1869; m. July 5, 1899, Charles P. Cooper. 

Child: Thereonio Cooper; b. Aug. 15, 1907, 
IV. Seth B., Jr., b. Nov. 4, 1876. Physician in the U. S. Public 

Health and Marine Hospital Service, Key "West, Fla. 

V. Lily Vale, b. Aug. 7, 1879; m. June 9, 1903, Harvey D. 

Myers. Child: George Spragueio Myers, b. Feb. 2, 1905. 
VI. George H., b. 1881; d. aged S weeks. 
vu. George H., b. Dec. 1S83; d. Mch. 25, 1885. 
vm. Mary A., b. July 5, 1884. 

711. Dr. Charles D." Sprague (brother to No. 710), of 
Abbot Village, I\re. (1887) ; b. July 19, 1849; m. July 23, 1875, 
Emily Hartwell, b. Sept. 18, 1849, dau. of Lysander W.' Hart- 


well (Stephen", EdwanP, Edward*, Edward', John=, William^) 
and Lucy A. (Collins). 

(Ref. Hartwell Gen. 1887, Densmore 51). 

I. Euth L.», b. Apr. 28, 1876; m. James S. Coulter. Res. 2205 

Fowler Ave., Omaha, Neb. (1912). 
n. Charles Hartwell, b. Apr. 1, 1882. 

III. Wendell P., b. June 5, 1885. 

712. F. Herbert^ Sprague (Jefferson^ Isaae^ William', 
William*, William\ John-, William^, of Greene, Me., R. F. D^ 
2 ; farmer ; b. July 23, 1861 ; in. Augusta Snowman, b. Jan. 28, 
1861, Gardiner, Me., dau. of Frank A. and Pamelia A. (Potter) 

I. Amelia C.9, b. Feb. 9, 1889; m. Geo. P. Blaisdell. Res. Greene. 
II. Frank J, b. Aug. 10, 1891. 
m. Gladys A., b. May 23, 1894. 

IV. Roland H., b. Sept. 19, 1903. _ 

713- Edgar G.« Spr.vgue (Silas', Greene^ William^ 
William*. William^ John-, AVilliam^), b. Apr. 29, 1855, Greene, 
Me. ; m. Lilla B. Gulliver, b. Mch. 14, 1856, Pittsfied, Me., dau. 
of James M. and Clara A. (Wright) Gulliver. :Mr. Sprague is 
a retired shoe manufacturer, Auburn, Me. 


I. Edgar L.s, b. Nov. 10, 1876; m. Beryl G. Stevens and res. 
in Auburn. Child: Charles, b. Oct. 20, 1905. 

714. Arthur C." Sprague (brother to No. 713), b. Jan. 4, 
1861, Greene, :\re. ; m. Jennie Dingley Stackpole, b. June 9. 1863, 
Auburn, :Me., dau. of Cornelius and Susan G. (Dingley) Stack- 

He was city treasurer of Auburn many years and is now 
a member of the Howard Briggs & Prav Co., Shoe ^Ifr^., Auburn, 

I. Alice Hazel*, b. July 30, 1886. 

715. Jasper H.^ Sprague (Philo", Philip^, Jesse'*, Daniel*, 
Ebenezer'. John=, William'), b. June 6, 1812, Hartford, Vt. ; d. 


1880, Shelbj-ville, Ind. ; entered Norwich University 1834, re- 
mained three years; removed to Shelbyville abt. 1850. He m. 
July 16, 1840, Dulcina C. Towne. 

I. Laura Anna, b. Sept. 24, 1842; d. 1865; m. Lt. Col. Robt. 

Conover, who d. 186 , in Mo. No issue. 

n. Harriet L., b. Feb. 2, 1846; m. Dr. James P. Robins who 

d. 18 . Res. Shelbyville, Ind. 

III. Charles Towne, b. .Jan. 20, 1854; m. Minnie Skinner, b. 

May 18, 1864, Bryan, Ohio, dau. of Michael B. No child- 
ren. Res. Dayton, Ohio, 142 Curtis Ave. 

IV. Carrie J., b. 1856; d. 1858. 

716. Edward'* Sprague (brother to No. 715), a farmer of 
Hartford, Yt. ; b. there July 17, 1816; m. Dec. 2, 1851, Ellen 
Freeman who d. Mch. 15, 1877. dau. of John and Clarissa (Goss). 

(Ref. Hist. Hartford, Vt. (1889), Tucker.) 

I. Frank M.9, b. May 17, 1853; d. July 4, 1863. 
n. Fannie E., b. May 29, 1857. 
m. Jennie M., b. Oct. 2, 1864. 

717. Israel G.^ Sprague (Jedediah^ Philip^, Jesse^ 
David*, Ebenezer^ John^ Williarai), b. Apr. 27, 1838; m. June 
4, 1867, Elizabeth S. Mathews. 

I. Laura May9, b. Feb. 12. 1871. 
n. Allen Jarvis, b. Nov. 2, 1877. 
m. Eugene Baxter, b. Mar. 11, 1880. 

718. Mary D.« Sprague (Franklin*. Pardon^, Rufus^ 
Daniel*, Ebenezer^ John=, William^), of St. John, N. B., 5S 
Elliott Row, (1912) ; b. May 20, 1856, where Salem now is in 
Oregon; m. Aug. 10, 1876, Delaware, 0., Henry S. Culver, b. 
Apr. 19, 1854, Sunbury, Ohio, son of Sidney and Jane (Carpen- 
ter) Culver. 

Mr, Culver was elected pros. atty. of Delaware Co., OhiQ' in 
1878 and served two terms; mayor of Delaware City 1890 to 
1894; appt. Am. Consul to London, Ont., 1899; transferred to 
Cork, Ireland. 1906, and to St. John, N. B., in 1910. 



1. Minnie Susans Culver, b. July 13, 1877; d. Sept. 13, 1878. 

2. Foest Burns Culver, b. Jan. 30, 1879; d. Apr. 26, 1890. 

3. Edward Stanley Culver, b. Jan. 11, 1881; m. Estella Courtright. 

4. Mary Louise Culver, b. May 25, 1884. 

5. Dorothy Culver, b. Oct. 6, 1890. 

6. Sidney Franklin Culver, b. Dec. 26, 1892. 

7. Laurence Eosecrans Culver, b. Feb. 23, 1899. 

719. JoANA^ Sprague (sister to No. 718), b. May 9, 1870, 
at Sunbury, 0., m. Apr. 17, 1890, at :\rarysville, 0., William P. 
Brightler, b. Jan. 18, 1868, at iNIarysville, son of Andrew and 
Louisa (Little). Mr. Brightler is a civil engineer, ]\Iarysville, 0. 


1. Eobert Sprague^ Brightler, b. Meh. 21, 1892. 

2. Donald Sprague Brightler, b. Jan. 3, 1896. 

3. Charles Sprague Brightler, b. Jan. 12, 1898. 

4. Mary Louise Brightler, b. Sept. 27, 1901. 

720. JosL^H H.^ Sprague (Gideon^ Evans®, Amasa', Sam- 
uel*, Ebenezer', John=, William^), b. July 9, 1840; m. (1) 

— ; m. (2) Jan. 24, 1897, j\Iary F. Murphy, b. 1866, in New 

York, dau. of John and Mary (^IcSweeney), who came from 
Cork. He d. Sept. 18, 1905. 


(Two by first wife, one by second wife.) 
I. Howard Danielo, b. July, 1873; d. Mch. 17, 1897, while in the 

service of the IT. S. Army in S. D. 
II. Charles Gideon, b. June 2, 1876. He is an electrician, Cam- 
bridge, Mass. (1911). 
ni. Francis H., b. Dec. 30, 1897, in New York City and res. 
there with his mother. 

721. EuziVBETH M.« Sprague (sister to No. 720), b. Dec. 4, 
1848; m. Aug. 23, 1869, John Powell, b. Oct. 22, 1844, Coustable- 
ville, N. Y., son of Jacob and IMary (Shue) Powell. Res. Con- 

1. Hermon L.o Powell, b. Oct. 19, 1874; m. Christine Heneberger. 




1, Gordon PoweU, b. Feb. 9, 1904. 

2. H. Kenneth Powell, b. July 3, 1907, 

722. LiBBiE M.^ Sprague (Jonathan'', Evans®, Amasa'', 
Samuel*, Ebenezer^, John-, AVilliam^), of Ohioville, Ulster Co., 
N. Y., b. Meh. 16, 1857, New Paltz, N. Y.; m. Milton B. Has 
Brouck, b. Nov, 9, 1847, Stone Ridge, N. Y., son of Benjamin 
P. and Maria (Bevier) Has Brouck. Mr. Has Brouck was a 
school teacher for twenty years; now a farmer. 


1. Ella J.9 Has Brouck, b. Dec. 1, 1874; d. Mch. 11, 1875. 

2. Maella S. Has Brouck, b. May 21, 1876; m. Fred H, Wilsey; res. 

Loyd, N. Y. 

3. Raymond M. Has Brouck, b. July 22, 1888; m. Grace Ferris; res. 

New Paltz. 

723. Joseph W.^ Spraglte (Joshua^, SamueP, Samuel', 
Samuel*, SamueP, SamueP, William^), of St. Paul, Minn., b. 
Oct. 17, 1845, Avon, Me., m. Feb. 28, 1871, at St. Paul, Emeline 
Burnham, b. June 16, 1864, Shakopee, Minn., dau. of John of 
Ohio and Pamelia (Ward). 

(Ref. Finney Spra^e records.) 


I. dau.8 b. Jung 1873; d. soon, 
n. Julien Edgar, b. Nov. 5, 1877. 
m. Lucy Pamelia, b. June 22, 1888. 
IV. Jasper Thayer, b. May 9, 1890. 

V. Isabel Rachel, b. Mar. 29, 1892. 

724. Elisha C.® Sprague (Stephen^ Jonathan®, Jonathan'. 
James*, Nathan^, SamueP, William^), of Hingham, Mass.; b. 
Apr. 16, 1842, IMai-shfield, Mass. ; m. Nov. 1, 1868, in Hingham 
(fam. 70) Louisa Cushman, b. Sept. 8, 1843, Kingston, ^Mass., 
dau. of George and Betsey M. (Cushman). Schoolmaster and 
afterward a bookkeeper. Res. (1893) on Main St., "Liberty 
Plain," South Hingham. 

(1st two born in Milford, the 2d two in Hingham.) 
I. Caroline Louisas, b. July 1, 1869; m. Edward G. "Whiting, of 



n. Nellie Gertrude, b. Feb. 3, 1871. 
m. George Gushing, b. Dec. 11, 1876. 
IV. Arthur Howard, b. Dec. 31, 1878. 

725. Alden F.8 Spbague (Peleg^ Peleg', Nathaniel% 
Peleg*, John^ SamueP, William^), of Taunton, Mass., b. Aug. 
31, 1831, Bath, Me., d. July 3, 1895, at Taunton; m. (1) Sept. 
18, 1852, ]\rary Frances Turner, b. Nov. 21, 1828, Rehoboth, 
Mass. ; d. Jan. 26, 1890, at Taunton, dau. of Lamard and ^Nlary 
(Wheeler) Turner. He ra. (2) Oct. 10, 1892, Harriet Blake 
French, b. July 16, 1861, dau. of John T. 


I. Cora Annettes, b. 1854; m. Joseph Etler who d. in 1902. 

rr. Alice May, b. 1857; m. C. Everett Evans. 
m. Helen Beecher, b. 1859; unm. (1912); res. Providence, E. I. 
IV. William Grant, m. Nettie Walton, 

726. Charlotte A.^ Sprague (sister to No. 725), of Mai- 
den, Mass., 493 Main St. ; b. Oct. 2, 1833, Bath, Me. ; m. John 
R. Rogers, an engineer, b. May 19, 1828, Phippsburg, Me; d. 
•Jan. 15, 1893, in IMalden, son of William R. and Abigail (Butler) 


1. Adelaide F.9 Rogers, b. 1856; d. ; m. Louis A. Crosby of 

Orleans, Mass; 3 children. 

2. Frederick E. Rogers, b. 1859; unm; res. Los Angeles, Cal. 

3. Harriet Sprague Rogers, b. 1864; m. George F. King; res. Arlington, 

Mass.; 2 boys. 

4. William Peleg Rogers, b. ; m. Maude Penter; 3 children. 

5. Charlotte A. Rogers, b. ; m. Joseph R. Mitchell; rea. 

Waltham, Mass.; 2 girls. 

727. Peleg' Sprague (brother to No. 725), b. Oct. 1, 1836, 
d. May, 1874, New Haven, Conn. : m. Nancey Augusta Fisher, b. 
Feb. 21, 1838, IMansfield, I\Iass., dau. of Amos P. and Nancey 
Augusta (Strange). 

He was a Britannia metal worker at Bath until 1854, at 
Taunton, Mass., until 1861, and at New Haven until -his death. 

1. Fredericks Hamilton, b. July 21, 1860; m. Irene Scofield; 
res. Brooklyn, N. Y., 4418 6th Ave. 


II. Linus Kirk, b. Mch. 19, 1S62; in. Bertha M. Barnes; res. 

New Haven, Conn., 122 Brownell St. 
in. Eugene Grason, b. Aug. 16, 1864; m. Anna J. MUler; res. 

West Haven, Conn., 7 Bradley Point. 
IV. Frank Peleg, b. Oct. 15, 1872; m. Addie C. Sisson; res. New 

Haven, 1324 State St. 

728. Ellen H.^ Sprague (sister to No. 725), of Taunton, 
Mass. ; b. Oct. 3, 1840 ; m. July 7, 1859, in Bath, Me., Henry Pizer 
b. June 30, 1827, Mansfield, Eng. ; d. Mar. 13, 1904, at Taunton, 
son of James and Rebecca (Hall) Pizer. 


1. Nellie Gertrude^ Pizer, b. Jan. 10, 1865; m. Charles S. Simmons, a 

business man of Taunton, Mass. 

2. Charlotte D. Pizer, b. May 29, 1872; d. Aug. 4, 1873. 

3. Harry Sprague Pizer, b. May 30, 1877; m. Estelle G. Wardell. Child: 

Gertrude E. Pizer, b. Nov. 16, 1902. 

729. Anna L.^ Sprague (sister to No 725), of Groton, 
Mass., (1912) ; b. May 12, 1856; m. (1) Dec. 12, 1875, Alfred T. 
Fogg, b. Nov. 29, 1852, at Bath and d. there Apr. 19, 1884, dau. of 
Robinson and Caroline (Page) Fogg; m. (2) James Frank Auld 
who d. Jan. 18, 1910. 


1. Clarence A.9 Fogg, b. Mch. 1, 1877; m. Mary A. Jordan. 

2. Eay P. Fogg, b. Oct. 3, 1880; m. Nettie Baker. 

3. Wellington S. Fogg, b. Dec. 6, 1882; d. Sept. 29, 1891. 

730. Henry' Sprague (LindoF, Joseph^ Joseph', Heze- 
kiah*, Jonathan^ Jonathan-, William^), b. Apr. 13, 1833, boos- 
ter, Ohio, d. Nov. 16, 1885, Newark, 0. ; m. Oct. 4, 1856, Helen 
Flohr, b.-Jan. 12, 1835, Hagarstown, Md.; d. Jan. 13, 1896, dau. 
of Jacob and ]\ratilda (Weagly) Flohr. 


863. I. Helen Adelaides, b. Aug. 2, 1857, 

n. Clara Lippincott, b. Jan. 1, 1865; m. "William Eddy. 

lU. Jessie, b. Nov. 16, 1866. 

IV. James Frederick, b. Oct. 4, 1871; m. Susan Eobinson. 

V. Lindol Hubert, b. Nov. 6, 1877; m. Minnie Styron. 

vr. Charles, b. Apr. 28, 1863; d. May 18, 1863. 


731. Henry M.* Sprague (John^, Joseph", Joseph^ Heze- 
kiah*, Jonathan^ Jonathan^ William^), of Dayton, 0., b. Jan. 
19, 1829, Rochester, N. Y. ; d. Aug. 11, 1887, Cedar Rapids, la., 
and was buried there ; m. Sept. 9, 1869 at Dayton, Emma Price. 
1849. Went overland to California as a gold seeker. 

1854. Returned to Dayton via the Isthmus of Panama. 

1870-8. Was associated with his brother Finney in the firm of 
F. Sprague and Bro., in the manufacture of glue at Day- 
ton and from 1878 to 1887 was a commercial traveler. In 
July of 1887 he removed to Cedar Rapids. (Ref. Finney 
Sprague notes.) 


1. Bonnie E.9, m. Paul "Wood. 
n. Stowell, 
m. Gertrude L. 

732. Elizabeth^ Sprague (sister to No. 731), b Feb. 12, 

1832, Rochester, N. Y., d. July 5, 1884, Keyser, N. C. ; m. Mch. 

28, 1859, Elmira, N. Y., John Henry Vosburg, b. May 27, 1834, 

Harpersville, N. Y. ; d. Mch. 29, 1882, Philadelphia, Pa., son of 

John W. and Emily (Badger) Vosburg. (Ref. Finney Sprague 



1. Clara Emilyo Vosburg, b. 1859; d. 1S60, Philadelphia. 

2. Caroline Vosburg, b. Sept. 19, 1860 in PVladelphia; m. (1) ; 

m. (2) . 

3. Theodore Vosburg, b. 1861; d. 1861, in Philadelphia. 

4. Elizabeth Vosburg, b. 1863; d. 1864 in Philadelphia. . 

5. Paul Sprague Vosburg, b. Mar. 18, 1865, Sinnamahoning, Pa. 

6. Cornelia Vosburg, b. Dec. 17, 1866, Emporian, Pa; m. and 

d. Jan. 1892, Chicago, 111. 

733. Finney* Sprague (brother to No. 731), of Dayton, 
0.; b. July 27, 1834, Rochester, N. Y.; m. (1) June 10, 1S5S, 
Dayton, 0., Elizabeth Henrietta Keenan, b. at Pulaski, Tenn., 
dau. of Nevv'ton H. and Elizabeth (Alexander). She d. Dec. 9, 
1864, at Dayton. He m. (2) Sept. 19, 1867, Rochester, N. Y., 
Eloise Williams Jennings, b. June 30, 1849, dau. of Moses, 1817- 
1863, and Emmeline (Middlebrook) Jennings. IMoses was son 
of Elisha and Abigail (Williams) Jennings and the grandson 
of Edmund and Betsey (Risdon) Jennings. 


1843. His father and family removed from Rochester, N. Y., 
to Cincinnati, 0. 

1844. They removed to Dayton, 0. 

1850. Managed a stone quarry for his father at Dayton during 
this summer. 

1851. Clerk in wholesale hardware house of Peter Neff & Sons. 
Cincinnati, 0., eleven months. 

1852. Ticket agent for Little Miami Railroad Co., at Dayton. 

1854, Feb. to 1855. At Newark, O., bookkeeper and clerk for 
Licking and Cochocton Coal Co., of which his uncle 
Henry D. Sprague was a director. 

1855, to 1862. In service of Dayton and Michigan Railroad 
Co. as chief accountant, cashier and General Ticket Agent 
and accountant for the contractors who built the road. 

1862, Nov. In service of Dayton and Union Railroad Co., as 

auditor and Gen. Ticket Agent. 
1868, May. Resigned and succeeded his father, retired, in the 

Glue Manf. Business, established in 1844. About 
1870. He took into partnership under the firm name of F. 

Sprague and Bro. his brother Henry M. and continued the 

business until 
1878, Feb. when the partnership was dissolved and the business 

resumed by the father. 
1878, May. In service of Dayton and South Eastern Railroad 

Co. (narrow gauge) as secretary and auditor. 

1881, June. Auditor of Toledo, St. Louis and Cincinnati R. R., 
a narrow gauge system of about 800 miles. Resigned after 
six months' service and family removed to Toledo, Ohio. 
Aug., 1881. 

1882, Nov. Went to St. Paul, I\Iinn., to St. Paul, Minneapolis 
and Manitoba Railroad as traveling auditor and soon be- 
came Clerk in Auditor's Department. 

1883, Mch. Family rem. to St. Paul. From ^lay to Nov, of this 
year he was engaged as secretary and expert upon the 
books of Duluth Iron Co., Duluth, ^linn. 

1883, Oct. Family rem. to Stillwater, Minn., and in Nov. he 
became Chief Accountant of the Northwestern Manufac- 
turing and Car Co., and the next spring Auditor for Hon. 
E. S. Brown, Receiver of the Co. 


1888, Jan. 1. Receiver was discharged, management changed 
and business reorganized. 

1888, May. In service of James E. Moore, Land Commissioner 
of St. Paul and Sioux City R. R. Co., at St. Paul, and 
three years later 

1891, May, rem. his family to St. Paul, residing at 613 Ashland 
Ave. He continued with ]\Ir. jMoore in a confidential re- 
lation until Nov., 1891 at which time the office of Land 
Commissioner was discontinued. However, in Jan., 1S91. 
he had become Secretary of the Dayton's Bluff Building 
Association, continuing as such for several years. 

1891, Nov. Chief Bookkeeper for wholesale grocery' house of 
Griggs, Cooper & Co., St. Paul but 

1891, Dee. He took an office in ^Manhattan Building, St. Paul, 
and commenced practice as Expert and Public Account- 

1894, July. Family rem. to 362 Selby Ave., St. Paul. 

1898, June. Gave up housekeeping, stored his goods and wife 
went visiting in eastern cities and he lived at 135 Summit 
Ave., St. Paul. 

1898, Oct. 1. Entered service of Northwestern Grass Twine Co. : 
in charge of the books of four corporations as Cashier and 
Chief Accountant. 

1900, Feb. 22. Rem. to New York City, res. 731 West End 
Ave., cor 96th St., becoming Treasurer and Chief Ac- 
countant of American Furniture and jNIanufacturing Co. 
■which closed up in 1903. 

1905, Mar. Rem. to Dayton, Ohio. 

1907, Mar. Auditor Dayton and Troy Electric Railway Co. 

In 1911, Mr. Sprague very kindly loaned the author his 

manuscript of Sprague genealogy.' It was collated by him direct 

from historical records and publications found in the libraries 

of New York City and St. Paul, I\Iinn., and from other sources 

through years of research. 


(Three by wife Elizabeth, one by wife Eloise.) 
I. Laura Elizabeths, b. Dec. 28, 1858; d. unm. July 5, 1377, 

n. Virginia Leona, b. ; d. , Davton. 


m. Bussell Stimson, b. Dec. 1864; d. Dec. 1864, Dayton, buried 
with his mother, the other children also, in Woodland 
Cemetery, Dayton. 

IV. Lois Finnetta, b. Sept. 12, 1868; m. June 29, 1892, at St. 
Paul, Minn., Franklyn "W. Andress, b. Feb. 29, 1869, Cin- 
cinnati, Ohio. They have a dau. Dorathyio, b. Dec. 31, 
1893, at St. Paul. 

734. Richard C* Sprague (brother to No. 731), of Chi- 
cago, 111., 107 Throop St. ; bookkeeper ; b. Aug. 31, 1846, Dayton, 
0. ; m. Mary Forsythe, b. Aug. 9, 1850, Xenia, 0. ; d. June 15, 
1909, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, dau. of James B. and Jane (Jackson) 



I. Mabels, b. Aug. 21, 1877; res. Cedar Eapids. (1912). 
n. Harry, b. July 17, 1880; d. July 17, 1880, St. Louis, Mo. 
ra. Paul Forsythe, b. Mch. 30, 1890. 

735. George B.^ Sprague (Henry', Joseph*, ^ Joseph', 
Hezekiah*, Jonathan'? Jonathan-, William^), b. Aug. 11, 1851, 
Newark, 0. ; m. I\Iarianne Smith, dau. of "Walter and Sarah 
(Dickinson) Smith. He is a wholesale grocer, Newark, 0. 


Anna G.9, b. Aug. , 1891. 

736. Charles 0.* Sprague (Behjamin', Preserved', 
Elias', NehemiahS William^ Jonathan^, William^), b. Mch. 31, 
1840, Lynn, Mass. ; d. there May 4, 1887 ; m. there Nov. 12, 1862, 
Mary Elizabeth Morrill, b. Jan. 5, 1841, Epping, N. H., dau. of 
Oliver and Mary (Veasey) Morrill. He was a shoe manufac- 
turer of Lynn. 


864. I. William Chase^, b. May 11, 1865. 

865. n. George Everett, b. Sept 24, 1867. 

737. Henry B.^ Sprague (brother to No. 736), b. Sept. 27," 
1854, Lynn, Mass. ; m. there Oct. 26, 1880, Laura Loring Brown, 
dau. of Joseph Gould and Kate M. ( ) Bro'wn. 

Mr. Sprague is one of the most substantial citizens of 
Swampscott, ^lass. He is president of the Central National 
Bank, of L>Tin; Pres. of the Sprague and Breed Coal Co., of 


Lynn; Treas. of the Boston "Woven Hose and Rubber Co., and 
a director in various financial corporations of Lynn and Boston. 


L Howard B.9, Nov. 3, 1895. 
IL Charles Henry, b. Nov. 12, 1897. 

738. William H.« Speague (William\ William^, EliasS 
Nehemiah*, "William^, Jonathan-, William^), of Milford, ^Mass., 
b. there Oct. 15, 1855 ; m. Dec. 20, 1881, Lura Audel Celley, b. 
Apr. 6, 1862, in Milford, dau. of Denbon Nathaniel and Frances 
Rebecca (Aiken) Celley. After li\ing a few years at Parramore 
Hill, Georgia, Charleston, S. C, and Decatur, 111., he settled 
in Milford; occupation, housebuilder and carpenter, 


866. I. Harry Bridgemano, b. Feb. 19, 1883. 

n. Marjorie Lydia, b. Mar. 23, 1885; m. Chester M. Bell. Child: 

Dorothy Louiseio Bell, b. Sept. 4, 1905, in Milford. 

in. Salome Frances, b. Aug. 5, 1892. 

IV. Cecile Lawton, b. July 25, 1896; d. Jan. 4, 1897. 

V. Alice Mary, b. June 25, 1897; d. July 28, 1901. 

VI. William Keith, b. Aug. 16, 1899. 

739. Orrin F.^ SPR.VGUE (William^ Anson^ James^ 
Joshua*, William^ Jonathan-, William'), b. Dec. 23, 1833, near 
the present town of Brice, O. ; m. (1) in 1854, Mary Jolly, who 
d. May 1868 ; m. (2) in 1870, Dema Cunningham and left Frank- 
lin Co. for Napoleon and Toledo, 0., where he engaged in the 
lumber business. He d. in Napoleon, ]\Iay 1872. 


I. Renie^, d. young. 

n. Sidney Smith, b. Mch. 9, 1856; m. Jan. 1, 1877, Lillie White- 
sides. Ees. Detroit, Mich. 
m. Minnie, d^ young. 

IV. Charles Lee, b. Mch. 19, 1858; m. (1) May 9, 1880, Almeda 
Bishop, who d. May, 1885; m. (2) Jane 30, 1892, Lena 
Abrel. Electrician, Columbus, O. 

V. Rankin Olds, b. Mch. 1, 1868; m. (1) Elizabeth Patterson, 
who d. Jan., 1892; m. (2) Catherine Gard. Clerk, Colum- 
bus, O. 


740. Austin E." Sprague (brother to No. 739), of Brice 
and Briggsdale, 0., farmer, b. Mch. 4, 1836, near Brice, 0., d. 
Apr. 29, 1906; m. (1)* Nov. 1, 1865, Agnes Maxwell, who d. 
Feb. 1, 1869, leaving no children. He m. (2) July 13, 1870, 
Columbus, 0., Mary E. Bailey, b. June 15, 1850, at Columbus, 
dan. of Joseph and Matilda E. (Wilson) Bailey. 


I. Ida Ellen6, b. July 15, 1871; d. July 30, 1897; m. Dec. 29, 
1891, S. D. Doney. 
867. n. Georgiana, b. Aug. 8, 1873. 

in. "William Ealph, b. Oct. 17, 1875; an attorney-at-law, Ports- 
mouth, O. 
IV. Austin Edmund, b. Nov. 1, 1879; m. Nov. 26, 1902, G. 

Madge Per Dieu. Jeweler, Eichmond, Ind. 
V, Darlington Joseph, b. .July 27, 1888; d. Apr. 23, 1889. 
VI. Helen, b. Oct. 6, 1890. 

741. Emily E.« Sprague (sister to No. 739), b- Nov. 28, 
1837, near Brice, 0- ; m. Mch. 31, 1859, Charles Stoolfire, b. Nov. 
14, 1834, in Washington Co., Pa., son of Jacob and Isabel 
(Rogers) Stoolfire. A prominent farmer and sheep-breeder of 
Licking Co., 0. Res. Newark, 0. 


1. Eosalie L.9 Stoolfire, b. Aug. 19, 1860; m. Feb. 12, 1896, Jesse 

"Wilson, a farmer of Utica, Ohio. He died and she resides in 

2. Lucy E. Stoolfire, b. May 22, 1864; m. Nov. 19, 1893, George C. 

Cully, an electrician; res. Hebron, O. 

3. Florence B. Stoolfire, b. May 19, 1866; m. Oct. 20, 1886, Carey A. 

Swisher, a grain and lumber dealer of Hebron. 

4. Helen Sprague Stoolfire, b. Sept. 2, 1875; d. Feb. 17, 1899. 

742. Lucy J.« Sprague (sister to No. 739), b. Jan. 6, 1840, 
near Brice, 0. ; m. Dec. 28, 1864, Ira Graham, b. Nov. 8, 1841, 
near Albany, Athens Co., 0.; d. July 5, 1911, son of Harvey 
and Almira II. (Nobles) Graham, 

Mr. Graham was an attorney; removed with his family to 
Middleport in 1866; soldier in the civil war. 

1. Myra Helens Graham, b. Dec. 24, 1865; d. Aug. 27, 1894; m. Leroy 
H. Hilsinger. Child: Cecil Grahamio Hilsinger, b. June 1, 1S93. 


2. Mary Colorado Graham, b. June 22, 1867; d. July 6, 1890, San Diego, 

Cal.; m. Stephen H, Olmsted. 

3. Laura Pearle Graham, b. Oct. 18, 1870; m. Claude H. Thompson, 

dentist, Cincinnati, O. 

4. Lucy Clare Graham, b. July 24, 1877; m. Thomas Guy Stewart, who 

d. 1904. 

743. Mary A.^ Spr-^gue (sister to No. 739), b. Sept. 4, 
1842, near Brice, 0. ; m. Apr. 9, 1862, Henry Erwin Havens, b 
Aug. 13, 1837, Blackliek, 0., son of John and Rebecca (Fancher) 
Havens. He is a farmer. Van Wert, 0. 


1. Nellie Adalines Havens, b. June 26, 1863; m. Sept. 16, 1886, Fran- 

ces Grant Johnston; res. Columbus, O. 

2. Mary Rebecca Havens, b. Nov. 6, 1867; m. Aug. 28, 1895, Mack 

H. Osborne, an attorney-at-law, Van Wert, O. 

3. John Ralph Havens, b. July 31, 1871; m. Oct. 29, 1895, Cora Hard- 

esty. Farmer, Van Wert, O. 

4. Lucy Evelyn Havens, b. Sept. 8, 1873; d. Jan., 1911; m. Paulus S. Weis- 

heimer, a mill owner of Columbus, O. 

5. Eosa Maud Havens, b. Jan. 28, 1877; d. Nov. 23, 1877. 
. 6. Florence Sprague Havens, b. Dec. 30, 1882. 

744. Adaline D.« Spr^vgue (sister to No. 739), b. Jan. 24, 
1844, near Brice, 0. ; m. Dec. 26, 1870, Jacob A. Barr, b. May 
30, 1839, IMiddletown, Shenandoah Co., Va., d. June 18, 1911, 
son of William and Elizabeth (Yoe) Barr. He was a preacher 
in the Christian Church, Hartford, Licking Co., Ohio. He came 
to Ohio in 1865; was educated at Denison University. Enlisted 
in Co. H, 121st 0. V. I. and served one year. 


1. Laura Mays Barr, b. May 12, 1872; m. E. E. Shafer, Hartford, O. 

2. Frank C. Barr, b. May 18, 1877; d. Aug. 7, 1877. 

3. William Elmore Barr, b. July 20, 1878; m. Dec, 1902, Hellen C. 

MUler. He graduated at Ohio Medical University, in 1902; res. 
London, O. 

4. Frances Marie Barr, b. Feb. 19, 1887. 

745. Georglvna" Sprague (sister to No. 739), b. June 4, 
1849, near Brice, 0. ; m. Oct. 14, 1869, by Joseph S. Saunders, 
Capt. William Fer^ison=' Barr, b. Sept. 25, 1836, near Win- 
chester, Frederick Co., Va., son of William^ (Phillip^) and 


Elizabeth (Yoe) Barr. Mr. Barr was educated at Denison Uni- 
versity, and was a successful school teacher. He enlisted as a 
private, Aug. 12, 1862, and was elected 2d Lieut of Co. H, 121st 

0. V. I., Aug. 26, 1862, and for service rendered was promoted 
several times. At the close of the war he engaged in the mer- 
cantile business. About forty one years ago he moved to his 
present home. Terrace Farm, near Brice, Ohio. 

(Ref. The "Old Northwest" Gen. Quarterly, IX, 82, 83, 84, 



1. Earl Spragues Barr, b. July 29, 1870. .y'^' ■ 

2. Fred W. Barr, b. Apr. 2, 1875. 

3! Nellie Augusta Barr, b. Aug. 24, 1880. 
4. Jessie E. Barr, b. July 5, 1885. 

746. Harvey W-* Sprague (Willington^ Anson^ James^ 
Joshua*, William^ Jonathan^, William^), b. May 7, 1842, near 
Reynoldsburg, 0., d. Apr. 26, 1899; Medford, Okla. ; m. Nov. 2, 
1865, McArthur, O., Susan C. Wilson, b. Apr. 7, 1846, Albany, 
0., dau. of Josiah and Abigail (Morse) Wilson. 

He was educated in the Academy at Albany, and the Uni- 
versity at Harrodsburg, Ky. He was a farmer and merchant. 

In 1869, he removed with his family to Pawnee City, Neb., 
and later to Horton, Kans., where he engaged in the mercantile 
business. At the opening of the Cherokee Strip, Sept. 16, 1893, 
he, with three sons, Carlton, Robert and Charles, made the run 
and secured claims in the new territory, which by hard work 
they converted into valuable farms. 


I. Carlton G.», b. Sept. 13, 1866. 

n. Bertrand W., b. Dec. 25, 1868. 

868. ra. Eobert M., b. Dec. 10, 1870. 

869. IV. Charles C, b. Aug. 30, 1872. 

870. V. Annie V., b. Feb. 12, 1876. 

871. VI. Frank W., b. Sept. 27, 1878. 

872. VII. Fred G., b. Aug. 28, 1881. 

vni. Kalph W., b. Oct. 12, 1884, at Tablerock, Neb. Eea. (1912) 
Tulsa, Okla. 

747. Levi A.» Sprague (brother to No. 746), b. Dec. 24, 
1844, near Reynoldsburg, 0. ; m. Oct. 21, 1866, near Millfield, 0., 













Sarah Edyth« True, b. June 27, 1848, dau. of Austin^ and Jane' 
(Fuller) True. (Note 21) 

He prepared himself for a teacher and was engaged in edu- 
cational work for a number of years. He settled first on his farm 
located between Reynoldsburg and Truro, O. In 1870, at the 
.request of ]\Irs. Sprague 's father, the family removed to the old 
True homestead north of IMillfield in Athens County where 
Mrs. Sprague was born and reared and where the children grew 
up in their grandfather's home. After the death of Mr. True in 
1906, they removed to Athens. 

Florence L.,9 b. Jan, 19, 1869; d. Nov. 16, 1875. 
Wiley True, b. Mch. 6, 1871. 
"Warren Vincent, b. June 3, 1873. 
Myra Gladys, b. Dec. 28, 1877. 
Jennie Edyth, b. June 14, 1880. . 
John Eollin, b. Aug. 20, 1885. 

Note No. 21. — Ephraims True (John*, Johns, Henrys, Henryi), b. 
Dec. 21, 1756, Salisbury, Mass.; went to Saybrook, N. H., where he m. 
as his first wife Martha, dau. of Thomas and Jennie (Wheeler) Eaton. 
He was a Revolutionary soldier (Mass. Soldiers and Sailors, svi, ~49). 
His commission as Lieut, was kept until about 1849 by his son Moses 
True. Emigrated to Ohio in 1789; d. Aug. 17, 1835, at Lower Salem. 
One of his sons was: 

Josiahe True, b. Oct. 25, 1776, Saybrook, N. H., came to Marietta, O., 
in 1793, and settled in Dover Tp. in Athens Co., abt. 1798; served many 
years as Justice of the Peace; was a member of the Masonic Order; and 
a soldier in Capt. Gregory's Co. in War of 1812.. He. m. Sept. 4, 1S04, 
AlmiraT (1788-1853), dau. of Capt. Solomons, b. Sept. 3, 1757, and 
Deborah (Strong 1760-1814), Tuttle and d. Sept. 16, 1855, at Millfield. 
Capt. Solomons and his father Capt. Thomas^ Tuttle (Thomas^ Calebs, 
Thomas2, Williami) removed from Salisbury, Conn, to Brandon, Vt., 
before the Revolutionary War. Capt. Thomas took an active part in 
the defense of the town against the Tories and Indians. Hemen- 
way; Historical Gazetteer, IIL) Capt. Solomon entered the service 
in May, 1775, in Capt. Peleg Sunderland's Co. and was at 
the taking of Ticonderoga by Col. Ethan Allen. Afterwards he served 
in Capt. Robt. Correghraii 's Co. and was at the taking of Ft, St. Johns 
by Gen. Montgomery. He also assisted in capturing a number of vessels 
on or at the outlet of Lake Champlain. He served as a "minute man" 
upward of three years. In Nov., 1779, he was taken prisoner by the 
Indians, who took him to Canada and the next spring gave him up 
to the British, who took him to Montreal, where there were a number 
of Tories whom he had helped to expel. He was lodged in jail as a 


748. Charles R.® Speague (brother to No. 746), of 
Pleasantville, O., farmer, b. Nov. 17, 1856, near Reynoldsburg, 0., 
d. Dec. 28, 1894, near Pleasantville, 0.; m. Nov. 1, 1876, at 
Reynoldsburg, Mary C. Stockdale, b. May 29, 1859, Baltimore, 
Md., dau. of James and Phebe (Evans) Stockdale. 


878. I. James W.s b. June 16, 1878. 

879. n. Clara M., b. Feb. 24, 1880. 

in. William S., b. Oct. 23, 1882. 

IV. Charles R., b. Nov. 24, 1884; d. Sept. 4, 1889. 

V. Frederick A., b. Oct. 19, 1886; a private in U. S. Army, 

stationed for a time in the Philippines. 

VI. Hazel D., b. Mch. 8, 1888; d. Aug. 1, 1888. 

vu. Clyde E., b. May 2, 1889. 

vm. Bessie E., b, June 23, 1891. 

rebel. After having lain in irons for seven months they were removed, 
but he -was kept in close confinement until regularly exchanged. He 
was in captivity one year, nine months and three days. He moved to 
Ohio and built one of the first houses in Athens, but a few years later 
settled on a farm in Trimble Tp., where he d. Nov. 30, 1830. 

AnstinT True (Josiahs), b. Mch. 6, 1818, Millfield, O., d. there. Jan. 
12, 1906; was extensively engaged in farming and stock raising. He 
m. Feb. 11, 1844, Jane" Fuller, b. Sept. 16, 1826, Chauncey, O., d. Oct. 
17, 1853. Her father Resolvede Fuller, b. Sept. 16, 1780, Thompson, 
Conn., d. Aug. 14, 1850, at Chauncey, where he had settled on a farm 
about 50 years before. He m. Oct. 16, 1825, as his 2d wife, Nancy 
Bachelder,'b. Sept. 4, 1797, Belfast, Me., d. Oct. 29, 1870, at home of her 
Bon-in-law Austin True, where she had resided about 20 years. 

Jobs Fuller (father of Resolved), bap. Aug. 9, 1752 (Killingly, 
Conn. Ch. Rec), served as drunmier in the Revolution and prob. d". 
before 1785. He m. Susannah Russell, b. Nov. 18, 1750 (Killingly Rec.) 

dau. of Daniel (of John) and Phebe ( ) Russell. Susannah. 

m. (2) Aug. 17, 1785, Ebenezer Gay. 

Job and his father Capt. James* Fuller (Samuels, Benjamins, 
Thomasi) disposed of their interests in Thompson, Conn., Mch. 5, 1777. 
The latter, a Revolutionary soldier, m. "Dec. 4, 1738, at Thompson, Abi- 
gail Rue or Ruewee, dau. of John. 

Benjamin Bachelder (father of Nancy), b. 1773; m. in Belfast, Me., 
Olive Layton, b. 1780, d. Sept. 8, 1838 ae. 57 yrs., 11 mos. He emi- 
grated about 1S18 to Athens Co., O.. and about 1827 to Goshen, Ind.; 
was a sailor on his father's vessel for 20 years, then became a farmer; 
d. Feb. 9, 1859, ae. 85 yrs., 2 mos., 20 days. His father, Capt. Benjamin 
Bachelder of Belfast, was a sea captain, whose wife Esther d. in Belfast, 
July 30, 1799, ae. 52 yrs. 


IX. Frank E., b. Aug. 28, 1893; d. Sept. 16, 1893. 
X. Phoebe E., b. Sept. 10, 1894. 

Mrs. Mary C. Sprague m. (2) Oct. 8, 1901, Alonzo E. MiJler, 
a farmer of Pleasantville. 


a. Alonzo Edgar Miller, b. Nov. 7, 1902. 

b. Russell Stockdale Miller, b. June 19, 1904. 

749. Clailv^ Sprague (sister to No. 746), b. Jan. 9, 1859, 
near Heynoldsburg, 0.; m. Mch. 5, 1884, Francis Saunders, b. 
Apr. 27, 1857, Center Village, 0., son of Joseph and Harriet 
(Orndorff) Saunders. Mr. Saunders is a farmer and dealer in 
livestock; Reynoldsburg, 0. 


1. Jessies Saunders, b. Feb. 2, 1887; m. . 

2. Lee Saunders, b. Nov. 29, 1889. 

3. Mary Saunders, b. Sept. 15, 1897. 

750. Edward A.« Sprague (Anson^ Anson®, James^ 
Joshua^ William^ Jonathan^, William^), b. Oct. 25, 1859, Green- 
ville, ni. ; m. May 1880, Mt. Vernon, 111., Libbie E. Warren, b. 
there July 21, 1859, dau. of D. C. and Lydia (Ridgway) Warren. 
By occupation a machinist ; res. St. Louis, Mo. 


I. Maude A.», b. May, 1881. 
n. "Warren R., b. Apr., 1888. 
m. Edward A., b. June, 1893. 

751. Gertrude E.^ Sprague (sister to No. 750), b. Sept. 21, 
1871, Gilroy, Cal. ; m. there Feb. 3, 1891, Reuben E. Wood. Res! 


1. Helen Sprague' "Wood, b. May 4, 1892. 

2. Emily Ruth Wood, b. July 30, 1S95. 

3. Edith Marie "Wood, b. June 5, 1898. 

752. Romulus D.* Sprague (Romulus', Anson«, James^ 
Joshua*, William^ Jonathan', William^) b. Jan. 13, 1865, Green- 
ville, 111.: m. Oct. 13, 1886, Lebanon, :\ro., Nancy Charlotte 
Buster, b. Jan. 13, 1866, in Ueigs Co., Tenn., dau. of Jacob and 


Malissa (Roth well) Buster. He is a watchmaker and jeweler, 

Aurora, Mo. 


I. Wave Lillian*, b. July 24, 1887. 

n. Clarence Dann, b. Dec. 1, 1889. 

m. Maude Kathleen, b. Feb. 23, 1892. 

IV. Lester Floyd, b. Nov. 6, 1894. 

753. WiLMER A.« Sprague (Thomas^ SamueP, James^ 
Joshua*, William^ Jonathan-, William^), of Otsego, 0., farmer, 
b. Apr. 8, 1865, Otsego, 0. ; m. June 24, 1894, Dora Sturtz, b. Dec. 
29, 1872, dau. of Dennis and Malinda (Gammer) Sturtz. 

I. Charles Maynards, b. Nov. 23, 1895. 
n. Thomas Darrel, b. July 15, 1900. 

754. Dr. Manly H.« Sprague ( Joseph^ Jonathan^ James', 
Joshua*, William^'Jonathan^ William^), b. Oct. 9, 1853, Bev- 
erly, 0. ; m. Mch. 29, 1877, Frances Ella Leonard, b. at Palmer, 
Washington Co., 0., dau. of Joseph and Betsey (Dauley) Leon- 
ard. He is a physician; Ottumwa, la. 

I. Maud Leoras, b. Dec. 21, 1878; m. Frank Ladd Daggett. 
n. Lillian Clare, b. May 21, 1882. 

755. James A.« Sprague (brother to No. 754), b. Jan. 4, 
1856, Coal Run, 0.; m. Dec. 1, 1880, in Mahaska Co., Iowa, 
Lizzie M. Moore, b. Oct. 27, 1859, dau. of Sampson and iMargaret 
("Wilson) Moore. 

James Sprague is a native of Washington Co., 0., where he 
taught school before going west. In ]\rahaska Co., la., he en- 
gaged in farming, and was connected with the Chicago and 
N. W. Railway Co., in their coal and land department. He took 
up a coal field of 40,000 acres in ^Mahaska, ^Monroe and IMarion 
counties, which is now the principal source of supply for that 
entire system. 

' In Dec. 1902, he removed to Sheridan Co., Kan., and has 
since engaged in the mercantile business. In June, 1900, he 
organized the Selden State Bank, and was its first cashier, and 
is now one of the directors. ]Mr. Sprague is also a farmer and 
stock raiser, owning a ranch of 400 acres near Selden, Kan. 


1. Ernest Edgar", b. Mch. 6, 1882. 

756. Edner L.' Sprague (sister to No. 754), b. Feb. 21, 
1858, Coal Rim, O. ; m. May 9, 1880, Beverly, 0., Ben Hardin, 
b. July 20, 1854, Caldwell, 0. 

He is a dealer in general merchandise, Arnold, Neb. 


1. Homer E.» Hardin, b. Mar. 14, 1881. 

2. Edner Leora Hardin, b. Nov. 1, 1892. 

757. OsMER L.* Spr-^.gue (William^, Jonathan', James*, 
Joshua*, William^, Jonathan^, "William^), of Esbon, Kan. 
(1904) ; farmer ; b. Nov. 13, 1866 ; Coal Run, 0. ; m. Feb. 14, 
1890, Beacon, Iowa, Jemima Bowen, b. Apr. 15, 1872, at Beacon, 
dau. of William and (Luscomb) Bowen. 

I. Mabel G.9, b. Mch. 18, 1892. 
n. William L., b. Dec. 11, 1894. 
ra. Walter C, b. Feb. 1, 1896. 
IV. Eoiston v., b. Jan. 30, 189S. 
V. Mary M., b. Feb. 9, 1902. 

758. Arthur L.^ Sprague (brother to No. 757), b. ^May 6, 
1872, Oskaloosa, Iowa; m. there ^Ich. 12, 1849, :Mary Forward, 
b. Jan. 1, 1873, Brookfield, 0., dau. of 'Chauncey C. and Florence 
(Hart) Forward. He is a traveling salesman, Esbon, Kan. 

I. Ethel E.o, b. Feb. 27, 1902. 

759. Asa B.« Sprague (brother to No. 757), b. Jan. 23, 
1875, Oskaloosa, Iowa ; m. Aug. 22, 1899, Mankato, Kan., Edith 
Forward, b. Aug. 17, 1882, Alerton, Iowa, dau. of Chauncey C. 
and Florence (Hart) Forward. He is a salesman, Esbon, Kan. 

I. Chauncey Carlo, b. Nov. 21, 1900. 

760. JuLTETTA^ Sprague (David^ David', Frederick*, 
Joshua^, William^, Jonathan-, William^), b. Jan. 3, 1834; m. 



Mch. 1, 185S, Inisfel, Ont., Harvey Crittenden, b. Oct. 9, 1836, 
at Roach 's^Point, son of Lyman and Cordelia (Chapman) Crit- 
tenden. He is a retired farmer, Listowell, Ont. 


1. Thomas Henry' Crittenden, b. June 16, 1859. 

2. Roselia Crittenden, b. Apr. 7, 1862. 

3. David F. Crittenden, b. May 31, 1864; m. Mary Gwyn. 

4. Mary Crittenden, b. May 18, 1866; m. Charles Parker. 

5. Emma Crittenden, b. Oct. 16, 1868; m. Thomas Askett. 

6. William Harvey Crittenden, b. Nov. 12, 1870; d. May 21, 1889. 

7. Nellie Crittenden, b. Jan. 10, 1873; m. William H. Nichol. 

761. Marion I.« Sprague (sister to No. 760), b. June 28, 
1836, North Gwillimbury, Ont. ; m. Mch. 14, 1859, Andrew Guy 
Earle, b. there Aug. 3, 1835 ; d. Feb. 10, 1888, Sutton West, Ont, 
son of George Densmore and Nancy (Thompson) Earle. 

They removed from North G-willimbur}' to Howell, I\Iich., 
and later to Sutton West, Ont., where he died. Mrs. Earle lives 
in Collingwood, Ont. 


1. Emerson Fredericks Earle, b. Mch. 28, 1860; m. Annie Granger. 

2. David Selby Earle, b. June 16, 1862; d. May 24, 1863. 

3. Marion Edith Earle, b. May 18, 1864; m. Henry Hapgood. 
4.' Florence Ann Earle, b. Feb. 4, 1867; d. Feb. 14, 1871. 

5. Adelaide Estella Earle, b. Feb. 20, 1874; m. Norman McLean. 

6. Ethel Floribelle Earle, b. May 11, 1876; m. Ernest Johnston. 

7. Andrew Milton Sprague Earle, b. Jan. 18, 1878. 

8. Effie Maud Earle, b. Dec. 28, 1S83. 

762. DA^an F.» SPR.VGUE (brother to No. 760), b. Nov. 13, 
1838, Queensville, Ont. ; m. Oct. 27, 1881, Mar>' Everingham, b. 
Sept. 13, 1853, at Queensville, dau. of John and Emily Ellen 
(Wilson) Everingham. David lived on his farm adjoining the 
old homestead until 1891, then removed to Queensville. 


1. Emily Ellcn», b. Aug. 27, 1882; a trained nurse. 

II. Frederick Alexander, b. Feb. 18, 1884; a physician, 

m. Mary Gertrude, b. Apr. 12, 1885. 

IV. Bessie Maude, b. Nov. 4, 1S86. 

V. Nora Albosta, b. Mch. 22, 1838. 

VI. David Edward, b. Feb. 3, 1892. 



763. WiLLLYM S.' Speague (brother to No. 760), b. July 4, 
1849, in Ontario ; d. Jan. 24, 1899 ; m. Sarah Everii^ham. She 
resides at Queensville. 


L Lillian Zoes, b. Nov. 18, 1881. 

n. Ethel, b. Apr. 3, 1883. 

ra. William John, b. Feb. 16, 1885. 

rv. Jennie, b. June 18, 1887. 

V. Harold Percy, b. Mch. 22, 1894. 

764. James E.* Sprague (DanieF, David', Frederick', 
Joshua*, William^ Jonathan-, "William^), b. Feb. 5, 1841; d. 
May 5, 1901, Regina, Ont. ; m. 1876, Keswick, Ont., Annie Hope. 
She lives at Regina. 

CHILD. . ... 

I. John Priestlyo, b. Mch. 14, 1879. 

765. David H.^ Sprague (brother to No. 764), b. July 22, 
1843; m. Jan. 2, 1872, Elizabeth Amelia Woods, b. Sept. 17, 1852, 
at Roach's Point, Ont., dau. of William and ]\Iary (Baker) 

Mr. Sprague has always lived in North Gwillimbur>' town- 
ship on the farm where he was bom. lie was school trustee 26 
years ; deputy reeve of the township 6 years ; census enumerator 
two terms and tax collector 10 yeai^s. Res, "Maple Avenue 
Farm," Keswick, Ont. 

I. Sylvester Montes, b. Apr. 25, 1874; d. Nov. 17, 1874. 
n. Edith Mae, b. Sept. 19, 1875; unm, (1912). 
m. Daniel Boyce, b. Aug. 12, 1877; m. 1904, Bonnie Elaine 
Simpson of Ottawa. After completing a college course 
in 1903, he became junior accountant and later treasurer 
of the Sprague Lumber Co., of Winnipeg. In Athletics 
he has won several trophies in the U. S. and Canada. 
IV. David Ernest, b. July 22, 1879. Captain of D Sqd. of the 
Gov. General's Body Guard; in baseball a star player. 
Res. Keswick. 
V. William Ross, b. May 22, 1888; d. Oct. 31, 1888. 

VI. Charlotte Pearl, b. May 9, 1892; d. Sept. 21, 1892. 

766. John B.» Sprague (David^ David^ Frederick', 
Joshua*, William', Jonathan^, William^), of Keswick, Ont., 


farmer; b. Dec. 12, 1845, m. Sept. 8, 1887, Aurora, Ont., Hattie 
Woods, b. IMch. 12, 1866, North Gwillimburj-, York Co., Ont. 
dan. of William and Mary Ann (Baker) Woods. 


I. Ada Aliciao, b. July 25, 1888. 
n. Alice Gertrude, b. Apr. 19, 1890. 
ra. Charlotte Sylvia, b. Aug. 7, 1898. 
IV. Hazel M. A. W., b. Mch. 1, 1900. 

V. Aubry Boyce, b. Apr. 22, 1908. 

767. Daniel E.^ Sprague (DanieF, David**, Frederick', 
Joshua*, William^ Jonathan-, William^, b. Dec. 1, 1847, Kes- 
wick, Ont. ; m. June 20, 1879, Alice Hawkins, b. at Darby, Conn., 
dau. of David and Harriet (Stoddard) Hawkins. He is exten- 
sively engaged in lumber manufacturing, Winnipeg, Manitoba. 

I. Harold», b. Dec. 4, 1880; m, Kathleen McLeod; res. ■Winni- 

768. Dudley D.^ Sprague (John^, Joshua^ Jonathan^ 
Joshua*, William^ Jonathan^ William^, b. Oct. 5, 1839, Coal 
Run, 0.; m. IMay 9, 1867, Greemalle, HI., Veturia Hallam, b. 
at Cincinnati, dau. of John H. and Amy (Cutler) Hallam. 

He is a business man of California, Mo. ; served in the 65th 
Regt. HI. V. I., from 1861 to 1865. 

I. Caius C.», b. May 29, 1868. 
n. Lorenzo D., b. Sept. 15, 1870. 
m. Eva Light, b. Feb. 8, 1872. 
IV. Guy Dudley, b. Sept. 24, 1880; d. Jan. 5, 188T. 

769. Charles D." Sprague (brother to No. 768), b. ^fay 
14, 1842, Coal Run, 0.; m. (1) Feb. 22, 1869, Greenville, 111.. 

•Alice C. Larrabee, who d. Aug. 17, 1880, at Greenville. He m. 
(2) 1880, Mary Carpenter, dau. of Newton, of Johnson Co., ^lo. 
He served through Civil War in 65th Regt. 111. V. I. ; farmer : 
res. Chilhowee, iMo. 

I. Charles Beacho, b. 1880; d. Sept. 7, 1882. 


770. Pearley J.* Sprague (brother to No. 768), b. Mch. 
11, 1845, Coal Run, O. ; m. (1) Mch. 11, 1870, Greenville, IlL, 
Olive R. Tucker, b. Oct. 25, 1852, at Cincinnati ; d. Dec. 4, 1895, 
at St. Louis, dau. of Elbridge H. and Rose H. (Hallam) Tucker: 
m. (2) Oct. 11, 1896, Oswego, Kan., Daisy Read, b. Apr. 23, 1872, 
dau. of Elijah T. and Sarah (Vawter) Read. He is agent for 
Q. 0. & K. C. R. R. at Gashland, Mo., also a writer of religious 

I. Gemma Rose', b. Apr. 27, 1871; d. Jan. 29, 1895. 
n. M. Clark, b. Aug. 27, 1876; m. Florence Schneider; res. 
Omaha, Neb. 

771. Ezra B.» Sprague. (brother to No. 768), b. Feb. 23, 
1847, Bonaparte, la.; m. Nov. 8, 1876, Denison, Tex., Elda A. 
Miller, b. Jan. 7, 1857, Winterset, la., dau. of Benjamin F. and 
Mary Elizabeth ]\Iiller. He is a painter and box maker, Kansas 
City, Kan. 

I. Cato W.», b. Apr. 23, 1878; m. Mamie Naylor. 
n. Abel M,, b. June 1, 1883; m. Lillian Cobb. 


772. Cynthia M.^ Sprague (sister to No. 768), b. Jan. 12, 
1849, Bonaparte, la. ; m. Dec. 28, 1870, Taylorville, lU., Erasmus 
Manford Clark, b. Dec. 19, 1848, in Cfhristian Co., 111., son of 
Joseph Harvey and Lydia D. (Hardy) Clark. Res., Denison, 


1. Maude Clarke^, b.Sept. 8, 1872; m. Ira D. Hough. 

2. Florian Paul Clark, b. Mch. 31, 1876; m. Roanna Nortrip. 

3. Dwight Sprague Clark, b. Mch. 15, 1888. 

773. Frank M.' Sprague (brother to No. 768), of Sedalia, 
Mo.; engineer; b. Jan. 30, 1854, Placerville, Cal. ; m. IMay 27, 
1879, Sedalia, Uo., Emma F. Hillis, b. 1846, Madison, Ind. : d. 
Sept. 6, 1901, at Sedalia. 

I. Florence Mays*, b. July 17, 1883; d. July 20, 1888. 
ir. Paul Hillis, b. July 7, 1886; d. Sept. 1, 1901. 


774. Ella S.' Spilvgue (Au^stus'', Anthony", Jonathan', 
Joshua*, William^, Jonathan", William^), b. June 21, 1840, Low- 
ell, 0.; m. there Oct. 5, 1862, Henry L. Spooner, b. Aug. 15, 
1834, Burlington, 0., son of Dr. Cyrus°, and Rebecca (Devol) 
Spooner. (Note 22). Henry^ Spooner is a druggist of Blue 
Mound, 111. ; where he located in 1866. 


1. Lee Cordova' Spooner, b. Sept. 8, 1863; an attorney-at-law, St. Louis, 

775. Olive F.« Sprague (sister to No. 774), b. Nov. 28, 
1842; d. ; m. H. T. Corwin Coffeen. 

1. Ella May» Coffeen, b. Apr. 27, 1863; m. June 6, 1889, Cory W. Reid, 
son of John S. Reid of Muncie, Ind., where they now reside. 


1. John Kennethio Reid, b. Jan. 10, 1891. 

2. Lee Hyatt Reid, b. July 4, 1902. 
a. Grace A.o Coffeen, b. May 23, 1871. 

776. John C Spr.\gue (brother to No. 774), of Blue 
Mound, 111., druggist; b. Dec. 16, 1846, Lowell, 0.; m. Aug. 21, 
1894, at Blue Mound, Frances A. Shepherd, b. Apr. 24, 1845, at 
Lowell, dau. of Louman and Elizabeth (Hopp) Shepherd. 

777. Emma B." Spr-vgue (sister to No. 774), b. Sept. 1S55, 
Lowell, O. ; m. Aug. 30, 1877, St. Louis, Mo., Henry E. ]\Iills, b. 
June 24, 1850, son of Bartlett Hinds and Delia (Halsey) Jlills. 
Mr. Mills is an attorney-at-law; removed from Alton, 111., to 
San Diego, Cal., in 1896. 

Note 22. — Dr. Cyrus^ Spooner, b. Aug. 6, 1792, Heath, Mass.; d. 
Dec. 22, 1S70; pioneer of Washington Co., O., and a man of character 
and much ability. He was the son of Pauls (Shearjashub*, Daniels, 
Samuels, "William^) and Deborah (White) Spooner. 

Isaac Devol (son of Daniel and Elizabeth (Jennings) Devol), b. 
Aug. 5, 1774, in R. I., d. Nov. 4, 1851, in Washington Co., O.; m. Eliza- 
beth Brownell, b. Feb. 1, 1787; d. 1863, dau. of Nathan Brownell of 
Portsmouth, R. I. Isaac was a sailor in his younger days. Curios 
brought from China and India are still in possession of his descend- 
ants. One of his children was: 

Rebecca Devol, b. June 24, 1804; d. May 27, 1869; m. Dr. Cjtus 



1. Edith Cynthia9 Mills, b. July 2, 1878. 

2. Constance Sprague Mills, b. July 15, 1880; m. James B. Herreshoff. 

3. Grace Halsey Mills, b. Oct. 28, 1883. 

4. Henry Edmund Mills, b. Dec. 16, 1889. 

5. Albert Francis Mills, b. July 29, 1892. 

778. CoRDNER W.« Sprague (brother to No. 774), b. July 
21, 1859, Big Run, 0. ; m. May 5, 1886, Lowell, 0., Mary G. Lane, 
b. 1860, Stanleyville, 0., dau. of Thomas and Patience (Lank- 
ford) Lane. Res. Marietta, 0. 

. I. Earles, b. Nov. 18, 1887. 
n. Ada, b. Feb. 28, 1889. 
m. Mattie M., b. July 9, 1890. 

IV. Gussie T., b. July 9, 1891. 
V. Howard W., b. July 9, 1892. 

VI. Doratha H., b. Jan., 1897. 
vn. Frances S., b. July, 1899; d. Aug., 1899. 
VIII. Grace P., b. July 21, 1900. 

779. Frank D.^ Sprague (Edward^ Anthony', Jonathan', 
Joshua*, William^ Jonathan^ ^llliam^), b. Oct. 25, 1843, Low- 
ell, 0. ; d. 1904, Marietta, 0. ; m. Dec. 12, 1865, Emma Cora, b. 
Jan. 22, 1841, at Marietta, d. Aug. 6, 1900, dau. of Hezekiah 
and Eastwood Deliverance Cora. He was associated for many 
years with his father at Lowell, in the river business and in 
public works. 

He enlisted as private, Aug. 11, 1862, in Co. H, 1st Regt. 
0. L. A., Huntington's Batter\% Army of the Potomac. He 
was wounded in the battle of Gettysburg and was discharged 
June 1, 1865. He actively engaged in ten of the large battles 
and the wound received at Gettysburg was the ultimate cause 
of his death. He removed to Marietta in 1S68 and was a cabinet 
maker by trade. 

I. Fannyo, m. David Bell; res. Marietta, O. 
n. Lillie, m. C. Dudley Baire; res. W. Charlestown. 
ni. Edward TV., m. Lotta Payne; res. Marietta. - 
rv. Loella, m. Henry Rittenhouse; res. Dennison, O. 

V. Mary, m. Charles Howard; res. Marietta. 
VI. Hattie, m. Fred Thompson; res. Marietta. 

vn. , d. . 


780. Steven G.« Sprague (brother to No. 779), b. Mch. 
13, 1847, Lowell, 0. ; m. there Catherine Hopp, b. Feb. 7, 1850, 
dau. of Conrad and Elizabeth (Spies) Hopp. He is a lockmas- 
ter; residence Zanesville, 0. 

I. Freda, b. Jan. 12, 1871; m. Anna Durant. 
n. Philip J., b. Nov. 3, 1872; m. Grace Barer. 

m. Charles, b. May 30, 1875; d. : . 

^^. Henry, b. July 11, 1880; m. Lulu Crosier. 
V. Florence, b. Dec. 23, 1883. 
VI. John, b. May 15, 1886. 
VII. Roy E., b. May 6, 1889. 
viu. Arcelia, b. June 9, 1894. 

781. Dudley W.« Sprague (brother to No. 779) b. Feb. 
18, 1849, at Lowell ; m. 1871, at Marietta, Nancy J. Mellor, b. 
1846, at ilarietta. Mr. Spra^e was a merchandise broker, 
Marietta, 0., prior to 1911 ; now a merchant at Warner, 0. 

I. Nellie Frances^, b. Nov. 9, 1872; d. Jan. 25, 1907, at 
Marietta; m. July 19, 1901, Joseph William Frye. 
880. 11. Wilson M., b. Nov. 28, 1875. 

m. Zon F., b. Mch. 5, 1882; Chief clerk at offices of Anchor 

Coal Co. Res. (1912) Marietta, 0. 
IV. Ruth Louise, b. July 4, 1888.. 

782. IMarion G.^ Sprague (sister to No. 779), b. Aug. 29, 
1851, Lowell, 0. ; m. Feb. 2, 1871, Jacob Hopp, b. Mch. 4, 1846, 
in Salem Tp., Washington Co., 0., son of Conrad and Elizabeth 
(Spies) Hopp. Jacob is a contractor and farmer, Zanesville, 0. 


1. Edward C.» Hopp, b. Sept. 18, 1872; m. Sarah Myers, Blue Mound, 111. 

2. Loella C. Hopp, b. Apr. 17, 1875; m. Dr. C. H. Harris. 

3. Wilson H. Hopp, b. July 11, 1877; d. Feb. 28, 1896. 
4! Netta M. Hopp, b. May 24, 1880. 

5. Ida M. Hopp, b. Apr. 5, 1882; m. Harry Hughes, Mannington, W. Va. 

,6. Frank D. Hopp, b. Sept. 25, 1884. 

7. Lewis F. Hopp, b. Dec. 21, 1888. 

8. Fay Irene Hopp, b. Aug. 3, 1893, 

783. Elizabeth F.* Sprague (sister to No. 779) b. Dec. 
3, 1853, Lowell, 0. ; m. Sept. 12, 1877, Julius A. Lashley, b. Aug 


27, 1855, McConnelsville, O,/ son of Joseph D, and Mary A. 
(Fall) Lashley. He is a moulder by trade, Worthington, O. 


1. Dudley B.« Lashley, b. May 5, 1879; m. Jennie Hysel. 

2. Theodore A. Lashley, b. Nov. 12, 1880; m, Clara Weber. 

3. Ernest F. Lashley, b. Dec. 23, 1883; d. Jan. 26, 1885. 

4. Earle G. Lashley, b. Dec. 23, 1883; d. Jan. 23, 1885. 

5. Delbert A. Lashley, b. June 25, 1887. 

784. Melinda a.® Sprague (DanieF, Anthony", Jonathan', 
Joshua*, "William^, Jonathan-, William.^, b. Jan. 5, 1844; m. 
Apr. 12, 1863, Lowell, 0., William Tilton, b. Oct. 4, 1835, near 
So. Olive, O. ; d. May 4, 1888, son of William and Zippora 
(Clark) Tilton. Mr. Tilton was a merchant, 


1. Bion Micajaho Tilton, b. May 20, 1865, at Lowell, d. May 19, 1899, 

Athens, HI., where he was in the grocery business. He m. 
Mary C. Ayers, b. 1873, in Athens, dau. of J. P. and Adelaide 
(Myers) Ayers. 


1. Ehoda Beatriceio Tilton, b. 1892. 

2. Carl Z. Tilton, b. 1895. 

2. Myita Estella Tilton, b. Mch. 3, 1866, at Lowell; m. Edward Burke 

Hale, b. July 4, 1856, Athens, 111., son of Alexander and Elvira 
(Lemon) Hale. Res. Peoria, HI. 



1. John Tiltonio Hale, b. May 4, 1886; m. Ethel Mary Fish. Res. 

Columbus, "Wis. They have: Edward Fish" Hale, b. Dec. 
25, 1909, and Grace Bennita Hale, b. Jan. 31, 1912. 

2. Susie Bennita Hale, b. Sept, 20, 1887; m, Frank W, Beyer. Res. 

Danvers, HI. 

3, Augusta May Hale, b. Apr. 2, 1892, 

4, Herbert Sprague Hale, b. Jan. 23, 1895, 
6. Harriet Irene Hale, b. Feb. 10, 1899. 

3. Lora Evrelles Tilton, b. Oct. 30, 1868; m. Frederick Rowley, b. Dec, 

24, 1869, in Wales, son of John and Ann (Finikin) Rowley. Res. 
Palisade, Colo. 


1. Chester Rowley, b. Sept. 13, 1897. 

2, Eugene F. Rowley, b. Apr. 30, 1900. 

4. Marie Eleanoro Tilton, b. July 14, 1870, near Springfield, HI.; m. 

Thomas Asa Shrieves, b. Oct. 11, 1870, Petersburg, 111., son 
of Robert S. and Paulina B. (Roe) Shrieves. Res. Peoria, HI. 



1. Madelene Pearlio Shrievee, b. Jan. 8, 1898. 

2. Metta Marie Shrieves, b. Apr. 6, 1899. 

3. William Stanton Shrieves, b. July 11, 1901. 

4. Bion Thomas Shrieves, b. Sept. 7, 1902. 

785. IMaeinda L.» Sprague (sister to No. 784), b. Apr. 27, 
1855, Lowell, 0. ; m. Aug. 1, 1881, Springfield, 111., Ole Tilton, 
b. Dec. 31, 1855, son of Joseph and Sarah Ann (Caldwell) 
Tilton. Soap mfgr., Pittsburgh, Pa. 


1. Ella M.9 Tilton, b. Jan. 22, 1884; m. Chas. Hissrich, Sept. 22, 1910. 

Child: EUa Marinda^o Hissrich, b. May 19, 1912. 

2. Laura Tilton, b. Jan. 21, 1886. 

3. Gladys Tilton, b. Dec. 16, 1888. 

4. Elvin Tilton, b. 'Apr. 19, 1891. 

5. Danley Tilton, b. Dec. 15, 1894. 

6. Joseph Tilton, b. May 6, 1898. 

786. William M.« Sprague (brother to No. 784), b. Dec. 
4, 1861, Lowell, 0. ; m. Apr. 4, 1894, at Marietta, Cloea B. Jor- 
dan, b. Feb. 2, 1873, New Point, Ind., dau. of John L. and Han- 
nah F. (Foreman) Jordan. Res. Marietta, 0. 

I. Neil Jordan», b. Feb. 16, 1895; d. July 22, 1895. 

787. Viola C Sprague ( Joshua', Anthony*, Jonathan', 
Joshua*, William^ Jonathan-, William^) of Decatur, 111.; b. 
Nov. 28, 1848, Lowell, 0.; m. May 28, 1868, Randallville, 111., 
Jeremiah C. Hane, b. Apr. 19, 1841, Canton, 0., d. Sept. 10, 
1903, Decatur, 111., son of Rev. John and Matilda (Kitzmiller) 

Mr. Hane was a member of Co. A, 73rd 111. Vol. Inf. He 
fought in thirteen battles and was wounded at Resaea, which 
disabled him for a time. He became an orderly Sergeant before 
his discharge, which took place at Nashville, June 12, 1865. 
After the war he lived on his farm in Christian Co:, 111., for 
twenty-three years, till Sept., 1891, then removed with his 
family to Decatur. Here he served as overseer of the poor, and 
then as Justice of the Peace. 



1. Carletta M.» Hane, b. May 11, 1869; m. Dec. 19, 1895, Dr. T. S. 

Childs, a dentist of Decatur. 

2. Bolla B. Hane, b. Nov. 19, 1870; m. Mch. 6, 1896, Ida Davis. 

3. WiUiam H. Hane, b. June 22, 1873; m. Sept. 1891, Minnie Eckles. 

4. Grosvenor Sprague Hane, b. May 12, 1876; m. Apr. 14, 1897, Jocie 


788. Otho N.« SPR.VGUE (brother to No. 787), of Pa^vnee, 
111. ; pharmacist ; b. Oct. 18, 1850, Elizabethtown, Ind. ; m. June 
13, 1877, at Massillon, O., Ellen Z. Crooks, b. Nov. 5, 1865, at 
Massillon, dan. of Jonathan and Rebecca (^Murray) Crooks. 

I. Pearl D.s b. Mch. 9, 1879. 
n. Otho N., b. July 2, 1881. 

789. Martin^ Sprague (brother to No. 787), b. Aug. 3. 
1853 ; graduated from 111. State University in 1878 ; became a 
lawyer; m. Linnie Roll, who d. some years ago. He d. Feb. S, 
1911, Jacksonville, 111. 

I. Linnie Maries, b. 1887. 
n. Gladys Ozelma, b. 1889. 

790. Della* Sprague (sister to No. 787), b. Oct. 5, 1857, 
Marietta, O. ; d. Nov. 3, 1912 ; m. May 3, 1879, Springfield, lU.. 
"William Nodine, b. Bath, N. Y., son of Samuel S. and Lucy 
(Ranney) Nodine. Mr. Nodine was a commercial traveler for 
twenty-seven years; now retired. Res. Springfield, 111. 

1. Jocie A.9 Nodine, b. Mch. 21, ISSO; m. Mch. 16, 1904, at Springfield. 
Franz R. Helmle. Mrs. Helmle is an accomplished pianist and 
vocalist. Child. Frederick Nodineio Helmle. 

791. Lena A.^ Sprague (sister to No. 787), b. Mch. 2S. 
1866, Blue Mound, 111. ; m. Jan. 19, 1887, Argenta, 111., Martin 
R. Shoemaker, b. Jan. 18, 1864, Mt. Vernon, Texas, son of Wil- 
liam R. and ^Margretta A. (Martin) Shoemaker. He is a pho- 
tographer, Beardstown, 111. 


1. Leah» Shoemaker, b. Nov. 13, 1891. 

2. Carletta Shoemaker, b. July 29, 1893. 

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792. Charles A.^ Sprague (Austin', Anthony^, Jonathan', 
Joshua*, William^ Jonathan-, William^) b. Feb. 3, 1856, Cherry 
Valley, 111. ; d. Sept. 5, 1911, after an operation for appendicitis ; 
m. (1) Oct. 15, 1879, near "Washington, Iowa, Alice Caroline 
Glasgow, b. Feb. 23, 1857, at Washington, d. Jan. 31, 18—, 
Columbus Junction, Iowa, dau. of Robert B, and ]\Iatilda J. 
(Campbell) Glasgow. He m. (2) Sept. 28, 1898, Minnie J. 
Davidson, b. Sept. 5, 1861, in Venango Co., Pa., dau. of Archibold 
and Sarah (Eakin) Davidson. He was a grain merchant for 
nearly twenty-five years at Columbus Junction, la. 


I. E. Wyatts, b. Apr. 21, 1882. 

n. Mazie, b. May 20, 1885; m. June 14, 1906, Archibald L, 
Graham, a minister of Keota, la. Child: Alice Eliza- 
bethio Graham, b. Apr. 27, 1908. 
in, C. Arthurs, b. Nov. 12, 1887; supt. "Waitsburg (Wash.) 
Public Schools (1912). 

793. Ellen D.^ Sprague (sister to No. 792), b. Mch. 28, 
1858, in Washington Co., Iowa; m. there Oct. 23, 1875, Jacob 
Elden Teeter, b. Nov. 13, 1851, in Knox Co., 0.; d. Nov. 12, 
1889, in Harper Co., Kan., son of David and Elizabeth (Wilson) 
Teeter. Jacob was a school teacher and farmer. Mrs. Teeter 

resides at Lawrence, Kan. 


1. Getta Lucenao Teeter, b. Feb. 18, 1878; m. Curtis Wisler. 

2. John Austin Teeter, b. Dec. 16, 1879. 

3. Eoswell Dean Teeter, b, July 9, 1881. 

4. Lawrence Wilson Teeter, b. Oct. 11, 1883. 

5. Edna Pearl Teeter, b. Dec. 25, 1885. 

6. Carroll Etbelbert Teeter, b. Jan. 6, 1888. 

794. James A.' Sprague (brother to No. 792), b. Sept. 18, 
1862, in Washington Co., la.-; m. Oct. 17, 1888, Edith H. Glas- 
gow, b. Nov. 11, 1864, in Washington Co., Iowa, dau. of William 
Madison and ^Margaret Ann (Wright) Glasgow, 

In 1879, he went to Lawrence, Kan., where he attended the 
city schools, then took a course in the University of Kansas. 
In 1888 he was employed by the Deering Harvester Co., at 
Dallas, Texas, and had charge of the collections in Texas until 
1892, when he was transferred to Wichita, Kan. In 1S94 he. 


left the employ of the Deering Co., and engaged in the imple- 
ment business at Kinsley, Kans. In 1897 he removed to Colum- 
bus Junction, Iowa, becoming one of the members of the firm 
of "Sprague Brothers." 

I. Ethel Lucenao, b. Jan. 6, 1892. 
n. Alice, b. Sept. 28, 1896. 
in. Evelyn, b. June 22, 1903. 

795. Hattie M.* Sprague (Edwin^ Jonathan^, Jonathan^ 
Joshua^ William% Jonathan^, William^), b. Mch. 31, 1860, Low- 
ell, 0.; m. there Apr. 14, 1842, Wesley C. Newton, b. Jan. 5, 
1853, Coal Run, 0., son of :Mark A. and Margaret (Keever) 
Newton. Res. Marietta, 0, 


L Mary Newtons, b. Dec. 17, 1892. 

2. Margaret Newton, b. Sept, 10, 1894. 

3. Mildred Newton, b. Sept. 7, 1896. 

4. Wesley C. Newton, b. Aug. 16, 1898. 

5. Helen Sprague Newton, b. Sept. 13, 1901. 

796. Myron® Sprague (Silas^, Seamans,^, Jonathan', Josh- 
ua*, William^ Jonathan% William^), b. Sept. 24, 1866; m. June 
17, 1891, Hannibal, Mo., Nellie Dick, b. Oct. 6, 1871, dau. of 

A. J. and Celia ( ) Dick. He is Auditor of the Union 

News Co., So. West Div., St. Louis, Mo. 

I. Mabel B.e, b. May 27, 1892. 
n. Mj^rguerite, b. May 28, 1896. 
m. Robert Lee, b. Mch. 12, 1901. 

797. May E.« Spr.\gue. (sister to No. 796), b. Apr. 22, 
1869, Quincy, 111. ; m. Aug. 29, 1887, Los Angeles, Cal., Anthony 
Ryder, who d. Sept. 3, 1903. Res. Los Angeles. 


1. Clarence A.s Ryder, b. July 11, 1891. 

2. Ella Marguerite Ryder, b. May 15, 1892. 

798. Jennie I.« Sprague (sister to No. 796), b. May 22, 
1873, in Atchison Co., Mo.; m. Sept. 25, 1894, at The Palms, 


Los Angeles, Cal., Rev. Nicholas L. Rigby, b. Apr. 21, 1839, in 
England. Res. Los Angeles, Cal. 

1, Linden Gordon» Eigby, b. Aug. 7, 1895. 

799. Cykena E." Sprague (sister to No. 796), b. Sept. 6, 
1876, Sedalia, Mo ; m. Oct. 31, 1895, at Los Angeles, Cal., John 
M. GriflSth, b. 1858, Arcanum, 0., son of David and Isabel 
(Martin) Griffith. Res. Englewood, Cal. 


1. Gladys Isabels Griffith, b. Mch. 3, 1897. 

2. Ruth Evelyn Griffith, b. Oct. 29, 1901. 

800. Emma» Sprague (sister to No. 796), b. Jan. 20, 1882, 
Sedalia, Mo.; m. Sept. 15, 1901, Sawtelle, Cal., Jesse LeRoy 
Kiler, b. Nov. 1, 1876, Wadesburg, Mo., son of William H. and 
Candace N. (Wills) Kiler. He is a civil engineer; res. Sawtelle. 

1. Harold LeRoys Kiler, b. July 28, 1902. 

801. Nellie* Sprague (sister to No. 796), b. Oct. 4, 1888, 
at Los Angeles, Cal, ; m. Oct. 14, 1907, Fresno, Cal., Frederick 
M. Tolle. Res. Imperial, Cal. 

1. Evelyn Mae^ Tolle, b. July 21, 1908. 

802. Nellie L.' Sprague (Benjamin", Benjamin", Jona- 
than', Joshua*, William^ Jonathan^, William^, b. Oct. 10, 1S71, 
Coal Run, 0. ; m. Aug. 8, 1898, Wilmore, Ky., Sydney A. Mulli- 
kin, b. Jan. 4, 1870, son of James S., and Elizabeth (Rankin) 
Mullikin. Res. Louisville, Ky. 


1. Mary Louise^ MuUiken, b. Aug. 29, 1899. 

2. Nellie Sprague Mulliken, b. May 22, 1902. 

803. Benjamin S." Sprague (brother to No. 802), b. May 
8, 1873, Coal Run, 0.; d. Dec. 7, 1911, :Marietta, O. ; m. there, 
Sept. 19, 1897, :Maud Chesney, b. Aug. 17, 1875, in Pa., dau. of 

J. K. and Helen ( ) Chesney. He was engaged in 

electric supply and contract work, Marietta, O. 


I. Benj. Chesneyo, b. May 8, 1899. 
n. James, 
m. Paul. 

804. William D.^ Sprague (Enos^ Isaac', Nehemiah', 
Joshua*, William^ Jonathan-, William^) b. Nov. 2, 1846, Athens, 
O.; m. Dec. 12, 1869, at Union Pt., St. Clair Co., Mo., Margaret 
E. Hill, b. June 5, 1856, in Bartholomew Co., Ind., dau. of Rob- 
ert M. and Elizabeth (Keelan) Hill. He served during the 
Civil War in Co. D, 10th Iowa Inf., 4th Div., 15th Corps. He 
is a farmer, Lemoore, Cal. 


I. Adelines, b. Dec. 22, 1872; m. W. G. De Boie. 

n. Minnie Alice, b. Julv 30, 1877; m. W. M. Sutherland. 

m. Elizabeth J., b. Nov. 8, 1880; m. C. H. "Wilson. 

IV. Maud Ellen, b. Apr. 16, 1886. 
V. Edna, b. Jan. 23, 1895. 

805. Nathaniel B.« Sprague (brother to No. 804), b. Aug. 
17, 1849, Dayton, 0. ; m. Nov. 5, 1874, in St. Clair Co., Mo., AnnFe 
Smith, b. Oct. 17, 1858, Ottawa, Kan., dau. of James W. and 
Lucy J. (Swank) Smith. He is engaged in stock raising and 
dairying ; Visalia, Cal. 

I. Katies, b. Dec. 17, 1875; m. Mailon M. Day. 
U. James A., b. Apr. 8, 1878. 
m. Francis Alven, b. Meh. 17, 1880; m. Ethel A. Curtis. 


1. Curtisio, b. Dec. 14, 1904, 
n. Mary Elizabeth, b. Sept. 29, 1911. 
IV. William Elmer, b. Mch. 25, 1882; m. Jan. 31, 1907, Geneva 
Bowen. Child: Elmaio, b. Nov. 18, 1907. 

V. Nematie J., b. June 22, 1SS4; d. Aug. 21, 1901. 

VI. Pansy Gertrude, b. Nov. 26, ISSS; m. June 1, 1907, Milton 
Erancis Spaith. Child: Adam Nathaniel Spaith, b. Feb. 
24, 1910. 

vn. Harley E., b. Nov. 5, 1891; d. Feb. 15, 1892. 
VIII. Ada, b. Jan. 12, 1893. 

K. Charles S., b. Dec. 12, 1899. 


806. Elizabeth A.» Spraque (sister to No. 804), of Blaeh- 
ly, Ore., (1912), Postmaster; b. Feb. 27, 1857, Decatur, la.; 
m. Oct. 31, 1879, Lebeck, Mo., Isiah Slayter, b. Apr. 20, 1S60, 
Plymouth, Ind., son of Asa P. and J\lary A. (Holem) Slayter. 
Isiah is a merchant and farmer, Blachly, Ore. (1912), 


1. Myrtle A.o Slayter, b, Jan. 25, 1881. 

2. Dora E. Slayter, b. Oct. 10, 1882. 

3. Daisy L. Slayter, b. Aug. 15, 1884; m. F. Ross Myers. 

4. Emma H. Slayter, b. Nov. 29, 1S88. 

5. Charles P. Slayter, b. Nov. 15, 1891. 

6. William E. Slayter, b. Mch. 12, 1894. 

7. Lydia G. Slayter, b. Jime 17, 1896. 

8. Rolla R. C. Slayter, b. Feb. 23, 1901. 

807. James H.^ Spraglt: (brother to No. 804), of Lemoore, 
Cal., farmer; b. Apr. 1, 1858, Decatur, la.; m. Dec. 20, 1S97, 
Healdsburg, Cal., Sarah A. Bledsoe, b. Feb. 25, 1857, Santa 
Rosa, Cal., d. at Coalinga, Cal., dau. of C. A. and Elizabeth D. 
(Green) Bledsoe. 

808. Isaac N.« Sprague (brother to No. 804), b. Apr. 26, 
1859, Decatur, la. ; m. May 24, 1883, Eugene, Ore., Laura Slay- 
ter, b. May 16, 1866, Pljonouth, Ind., dau. of Asa P. and Mary 
A. (Holem) Slayter. He vras a fanner at Blackly, Ore., for a 
number of years. Res. (1912) Jefferson, Texas. 

1. William H.a, b. Jan. 12, 1885. 
n. Margaret E., b. June 29, 1886. 
m. James T., b. June 12, 1888. 

IV. Ethel L., b. May 29, 1893. 

V. Myrtle E., b. Sept. 5, 1903. 

809. Martha E.» Sprague (sister to No. 804), b. Feb. 27, 
1862; m. Mch. 3, 1880, John Ford, b. Mch. 3, 1861, in Cooper 
Co., Mo., son of John Lewis and Mary E. (Collins) Ford. A 
farmer. Meeker, Colo. 


1. Clarences Ford. b. May 8, 1881. 

2. Mary Louisa Ford, b. Aug. 7, 1888. 

3. Renora Ford, b. Dec. 19, 1891. 

4. John Lewis Ford, b. July 21, 1895. 

5. Cuie Ford, b. Apr. 22, 1900. 


810. Francis A.® Sprague, (brother to No. 804), b. Apr. 
29, 1868, in Gage Co., Neb. ; m. Oct. 24, 1889, in Lane Co., Ore., 
Estella Dameille, b. Jan. 30, 1864, in Lane Co., dau. of Isaac 
and Alcy Jane (Hill) Dameille. He is a farmer, Lowe, Idaho. 

I. Ethel H.o, b. Oct. 10, 1890. 
n. Chester E., b. Dec. 17, 1892. 
m. Junia F., b. June 22, 1894. 

811. Mary L.« Sprague (sister to No. 804), b. Aug. 3, 
1870, Lebeck, Mo.; m. Feb. 2, 1891, Lowell, Ore., Thomas J. 
Blakely, b. May 25, 1859, in Anadore Co., Cal., son of John and 
Isabel M. (Baucom) Blakely. A farmer, Lowell, Ore. 

1. Walter L.» Blakely, b. Oct. 30, 1892. 

812. Joseph J.' Sprague ( Harmon', Isaac®, Nehemiah' 
Joshna*, William^ Jonathan^, William' ), b. Feb. 28, 1861, in 
Athens, Co., 0. ; m. May 27, 1880, Leona Love, b. Dec. 13, 1861, 
dau. of Benjamin and Elizabeth E. (Cooley) Love. He is a 
farmer, Lysander, 0. 


I. Myrtles, b. Aug. 1, 1880; m. Wm. McClanahan. 

n. Leroy, b. Dec. 10, 1883. 

m. Lenna, b. Sept. 6, 1885; m. Clarence Sams. 

IV. John, b, Apr. 18, 1889. 

V, Edna, b, Jan. 17, 1892. 

VI. Ruby, b. July 6, 1894. 

vn. Bessie, b. Oct. 17, 1896. 

vm. Earl, b. Dec. 29, 1898. 

813. Lydia E.* Sprague ( Joseph^ Isaac^ Nehemiah^ Josh- 
ua*, WilUam^ Jonathan^, William'), b. Aug. 24, 1860, in Clay 
Co., Mo.; m. (1) 1875, Henry Miller, who died in 1879: m. (2) 
Feb. 12, 1880, in Cedar Co., Mo., Jacob Carter, b. Feb. 9, 1858, 
New Albany, Ind., son of Benjamin and Martha J. (Chamber- 
lain) Carter. Jacob is a farmer and carpenter; res. Capliuger 
Mills, Mo. 

1. Sadie E.» Carter, b. Feb. 21, 1876; an adopted child; m. W. E. 


2. Annitta Carter, b. Dec. 4, 1880; m. W, S. EUerman. 

3. John W. Carter, b, Feb. 14, 1884. 

4. Martha Jane Carter, b. Oct. 7, 1886. 

5. Benjamin H. Carter, b. June 25, 1889. 

6. William M. Carter, b, Nov. 26, 1891. 

7. Mary Ethel Carter, b. Feb. 6, 1895; d. Mch. 2, 1904. 

8. Frank Carter, b. Sept. 14, 1902. 

814. Susan L.^ Spbague (sister to No. 813), b. Aug. 30, 
1865, in Iowa; in. Aug. 14, 1881, Caplinger Mills, Mo., Marquis 
Lafayette Guinn, b. Sept. 9, 1845, in Cedar Co., Mo., son of 
William and Lucinda (Cox) Guinn. 


1. Viola R.9 Guinn, b. Oct. 14, 1882; m. Samuel Crozier. 

2. Joseph W. Guinn, b. Feb. 5, 1884. 

3. Grace D. Guinn, b. Feb. 1, 1887. 

4. Leota Guinn, b. Aug. 23, 1888. 

6. Maud E. Guinn, b. Aug. 30, 1890. 

7. James H. Guinn, b. Nov. 24, 1891. 

8. Orval Guinn, b. Mch. 11, 1898. 

815. Benjamin H.^ Sprague (Benjamin'^, Nehemiah', 
Nehemiah', Joshua*, William^, Jonathan-, William^) of New- 
port, Ky., 14th St. & Central Ave.; tailor; b. Dec. 8, 1889; m. 
Myrtle :M. Power, b. July 3, 1889, Brooksville, Ky., dau. of 
Laurence C. and Elizabeth (Brevard) Power. 

I. Violet Ashleyo, b. July 25, 1910. 

816. Lydia« Sprague (Elisha', William^, Wilbur', Josh- 
ua*, William^ Jonathan^, William^), b. Nov. 17, 1851, near 
Cochranton, O. ; m. there Mch. 15, 1871, James Henry Wood, 
b. Oct. 3, 1852, son of James and Mary (Cole) Wood. James 
is a farmer. East Liberty, 0. 


1. B. E.9 Wood, b. Apr. 7, 1872; m. Estella Stokes. 

2. Cora Ardella Wood, b. Nov. 28, 1S74; m. Joseph . 

3. Vernellie Janet Wood, b. Dec. 11, 1877; m. Emmet Marahfield. 

817. William H.« Sprague (brother to No. 816) b. Feb. 
12, 1854, in Marion Co., 0. ; m. at Fairfield, 111., Mary Isabella 



Logan, b. Sept. 25, 1858, dau. of John Milton and Elizabeth 
(Hixon) Logan. He is a merchant in Jeffersonville, 111., and 
was appointed postmaster of the town in Aug., 1897. 


I. Stella Mays, b. Oct. 27, 1882; m. James F. Rich. 

n. Frank Morris, b. Sept. 7, 1886. 
ra. Lela Ethel, b. Apr. 28, 1891. 
IV. William Harrison, b. Dec. 24, 1897. 

818. HnL\M C.^ Sprague (brother to No. 816), b. Meh. 
9, 1857; m. Feb. 21, 1877, Fairfield, 111., Kate Woodworth, b. 
July 26, 1859, in Athens Co., 0., dau. of Levi B. and Hannah 

( ) Woodworth. He is passenger conductor on Illinois 

Central Railroad. Res. Council Bluffs, la. 

I. Edna Mabel, », b. Apr. 6, 1878. 

819. Charles F.^ Sprague (brother to No. 816), b. May 
21, 1859, in Marion Co., 0.; m. Feb. 27, 1884, near Fairfield, 
111., Ollie Wheeler, b. May 10, 1860, Windsor, N. Y., dau. of 
Samuel and Chloe Ann (Salisbury) Wheeler. 

He removed with his parents to Fairfield, 111., in the 
spring of 1875; occupation farming and stockraising. 

I. Ada May9, b. Aug. 20, 1885. 
n. Davis Samuel, b. Aug. 3, 1887. 
ra. Catherine Ann, b. July 26, 1890. 
IV. "Walter Wheeler, b. Feb. 26, 1893. 
V. Gertrude Francis, b. Aug. 31, 1895. 

820. JoHN» Sprague (brother to No. 816), b. Oct. 28, 
1861, Larue, 0. ; m. Oct. 28, 1884, Fairfield, 111., Eli2abetli A. 
Morrow, b. Jan. 27, 1864, Ashley, 111., dau. of Joel and Georgia 
(Gaddis) ]Morrow. He is engaged in the general merchandise 
business. Wakita, Okla. No. children. 

821. Phebe" Sprague (sister to No. 816), b. Feb. 3, 1871, 
Larue, 0. ; m. Sept. 2, 1891, Fairfield, 111., John D. Carter, b. 
Jan. 21, 1859, son of Eli and Mary Harrison Carter. John is 
a farmer, Fairfield, 111. 



1. Claudice Delleo Carter, b. July 28, 1892. 

2. Mary Edna Carter, b. Feb. 12, 1895. 

3. Oliver Sprague Carter, b. Nov. 1, 1896. 

4. Catherine May Carter, b. July 30, 1898. 

5. Samuel Christopher Carter, b. Aug. 23, 1900. 

6. Vida Leone Carter, b. Jan. 24, 1903. 

822. Abbie H.8 Sprague (Chandler^ Eliphaz«, William'. 
William*, William^ William^ William^), b. Apr. 29, 1842; m. 
Oct. 22, 1863, Gustavus Henrj^ Farrar of Hanover, Mass. ; res. 
Scituate, Mass. 


1. Abbieo Farrar, b. Feb. 3, 1865; d. Feb. 6, 1865. 

2. Chandler Spragne Farrar, b. Mch. 18, 1866; d. young. 

3. James Jacob Farrar, b. Sept. 14, 1869; d. Aug. 5, 1910. 

4. Chandler Sprague Farrar, b. Nov. 3, 1872; d. Jan. 15, 1898. 

5. Brooks Farrar, b. Jan. 5, 1875; m. June 17, 1903, Synthia Mariah 


6. Marshall Farrar, b. Aug. 17, 1876; m. June 7, 1905, Florence Jane 

Whiting. Children: Donald Sprague Farrar, b. Oct. 17, 1908, 
and Karl "Whiting Farrar, b. Apr. 30, 1911. 

7. Martha Hayward Farrar, b. July 20, 1879; m. June 3, 1903, Thomas 

Stanley Stetson Turner. Child: Stanley Farrario Turner, b. 
May 7, 1911. 

8. Lucy Brooks Farrar, b. Dec. 18, 1SS2; m. Feb. 18, 1902, John Nichols 

Clark. Children: Ritaio, b. Aug. 21, 1903; Vera, b. Dec. 4, 1905; 
Gustavus C, b. Apr. 7, 1907, and Lucia E. Clark, b. Jan. 6, 1911. 

823. Alma J.* Sprague (sister to No. 822), b. Sept. 15, 
1844 ; m. Dee., 1869, Montgomery Hunt, b. Nov., 1836 in Penn., 
d. Mch., 1888. 


1. Gertrude Sprague^ Hunt, b. Aug. 16, 1870; m. Mch. 31, 1907, in 
New York City, Dr. G. L. Hagen Burger. Children: Babotte 
Spragueio Hagen Burger, b. Mch. 9, 1908; Chandler Spragueio 
Hagen Burger, b. Feb. 7, 1911. 

824. Helen« Sprague (Jesse^ Eliphaz«, William^ Wil- 
liam*, William^ William^ William^), b. Sept. 1837; m. June 
1859, James Tirrell. 

1. Jamess Tirrell, b. 1865; m. (1) Mary S. Russell, who d. Dec, 1910; 
m. (2) Alice M. Powers. Children by Mary: James, Russell and 
Helen Tirrell. 


8. Helen Florence Tirrell, b. 1870; d. 1906; m. 1893, Fleeming Brook. 

Children: Cranmore and Tirrell Brook. 
3. Alfred Tirrell, b. 1873; d. 1881. 

825. Nancy* Sprague (sister to No. 824), b. Jan. 14, 1840 ; 
d. l/lsLT. 1883 ; m. Apr. 1860 Augustus Vining. 


1. Elmer» Vining, b. 1861; unm. 

2. Frederick Vining, d. young. 

3. Louis B. Vinihg, b. 1870; m. 1907, Susan C. Blanchard and have « 

child, Virginia Vining. 

826. Alice* Sprague (sister to No. 824), b. Feb. 13, 1844; 
d. 1904 ; m. 1870, Davis D. Randall. 


1. Davis» Randall, b. 1874; m. 1901, Ruth Bertenshaw and have Dean 

and Clifford Randall. 

2. Lottie Randall, b. 1876; unm. 

3. Bessie Randall, b. 1882; d. 1902. 

827. Ida* Sprague (sister to No. 824), b. Mar. 1853; d. 
1894; m. 1870, John A. Fogg. 


1. John" Fogg, b. 1873; d. 1887. 

2. Everett Fogg, b. 1875; d. 1881. 

3. John S. Fogg. b. 1882; m. 1882; m. 1907, Marion Rochfoot. Children: 

Ida, Helen and Frederick Rochfoot. 

828. Herbert* B. Sprague (Elijah^ Andrew®, SamueP, 
Joshua*, William^ William-, William^), of Pembroke, :^re.; gro- 
cer; b. Sept. 10, 1864; m. Ida E. Farnsworth, b. Oct. 3, 186S in 
Pembroke, dau. of Albert S. and Emma R. (Bates) Famsworth. 


I. Estella M.», b. Oct. 3, 1889; m. Max V, Doten. 

II. Mildred A., b. Nov. 3, 1892. 

m. Bessie L., b. July 19, 1894. 

IV. Herbert L., b. Nov. 18, 1896. 

V. Grace M., b. Mch. 1, 1902. 

VI. Madeline F., b. Oct. 10, 1904. 

vu. Albert H., b. Aug. 2, 1910. 


829. Col. James H.* Sprague (James^ John', David% 
David*, David^ William^, William^), b. Feb. 15, 1845, Victon--, 
N. Y. ; d. Nov. 30, 1911, Norwalk, 0. ; m. there May 30, 1869, Eliza 
Cuimingham, b. 1850, at Norwalk. He was Pres. of the Sprague 
Umbrella Co., of Norwalk, O. 

He enlisted at the age of 15 years as private in Co. A. 19 
N. Y. V. I., April 18th, 1861. Made Orderly Sergeant in July 
1861; 2d. Lieut. Jan. 1862, 1st Lieut. July 1862. Made Capt. 
F. Battery, 3rd. Atty. Jan. 1863 ; :\Iajor in April 1863 ; Lieut. 
Col. & Chief of Atty. Dec. 1863. Brevt. Col. June 1st. 1864. 
Appointed to Regular Army Jan. 1, 1865, as Captain ; resigned 
July 1st 1865 ; was made chief of staff and Inspector Gen. with 
rank of Col. under Gov, Chas. Foster, from Jan. 12, 1882 to 
Jan. 1, 1884. 

Writer; member of N. Y. Press Club; member Society of 
Cincinnatus and a member of Society Sons of American Revolu- 
tion. No children. 

830. Augusta E.^ Sprague (Otis^ John«, 'David^ David*, 
David^ William^, \Yilliam^), b. Sept. 12, 1853, Red Creek, N. Y.; 
m. Mar. 4, 1872, Wolcott, N. Y., Lewis Grant; res. Bancroft, 


1. Minnies Grant, b. May 14, 1873. 

2. Grace E. Grant, b. Oct. 18, 1877. 

3. Ernest L. Grant, b. Jan. 1, 1884. 

831. Egbert G.* Sprague (brother to No. 830), of Virden. 
111., b. Mar. 21, 1835 ; m. Lucy Evans. 

I. Frederick A.»; a druggist at Virden, Dl. 
II. John; lived at Virden. , 

881. ni. Harry Heston, b. Mch. 1, 1863. 
IV. W. E., lives at Gerard, 111. 

832. Helen C.^ (sister to No. 830), b. Sept. IS, 1839: m. 
James Phelps. 


1. Ira9 Phelps, of Red Creek, N. Y. 

2. Frederick Phelps, Auburn, N. Y. 

3. George Phelps, of Red Creek, N. Y. 


833. Elmer 0.^ Sprague (brother to No. 830), b. May 
14, 1861, Wolcott, N. Y.; m. Aug. 3, 1884, Auburn, N. Y., 
Charlotte (Judge) Sturdevant, b. June 3, 1857, Lake Ridge, N. 
Y., dau. of Isaac and Sarah (Patchen) Judge. He is a con- 
tractor and builder, Poplar Ridge, N. Y. 

I. Blanche*, b. Dec. 26, 1880. 
n. Pearle, b. Sept. 29, 1882. 

834. Dr. Alfred J.^ Sprague (Edward^ John^, David% 
David*, David% Willia^^^ ■William^), b. Oct. 30, 1842, West- 
bury, N. Y., d. Aug. 23, 1912 : m. Oct. 26, 1864, Conquest, N. Y., 
Adelaide V. Taylor, b. Mch. 27, 1845, Seneca Falls, N. Y., dau. of 
George W. and Sophronia (Mack) Taylor. 

Dr. Sprague received his early education in the Academy 
at Auburn, N. Y., the common schools at Westbury, and the 
Red Creek Academy. Soon after the opening of the Civil War 
he and his brother Lewis enlisted in 138 N. Y. Vol. Inf. Lewis 
died of the small pox, Jan. 23, 1863, at Chestnut Hill Hospital. 
Dec. 9, 1862, the 13Sth Regt. N. Y. Inf. was changed into the 
9th N. Y. Heavy Art. Some time after this Regt. was attached 
to the famous 6th Corps and Fox in his history says "the 9th 
Heavy Art. of N. Y. was one of the 300 great fighting regi- 
ments of the Civil War." Sprague was discharged on account 
of sickness after being with this Regiment nearly a year. After 
his return home he studied dentistry and now (1909) has been 
following his profession in Weedsport, N. Y., for the past 

thirty-eight years. 


I. Maude E.», b. Mch. 3, 1872. 
n. Lewis W., b. Mch. 12, 1877; d. Nov. 16, 1896. 

835. Clarence W.* Spraglt: (brother to No. 834), b. 
Mar. 1, 1845, Sennett, N. Y. ; d. Nov. 1904, Lisbon, S. D. ; m. 
Nov. 1, 1871, Etta F. Foutz, b. Jan. 22, 1854, Weedsport, N. Y., 
dau. of William and Louisa (Taylor) Foutz. He was a jeweler. 
Mrs. Sprague resides (1909) at Lisbon, S. D. 


I. Daniel L.s, b. Sept. 23, 1872; m. . 

n. Katberine E., b. July 7, 1874; m. William H. "White. 


836. David C.^ Sprague (Joseph^, John®, John', John*, 
Jonathan^ William^^, William^, b. :Mar. 1, 1808; d. in Bloom- 
ville, 0. ; m. at Bellville, 0., Mary Ann Dean, b. Feb. 19, 1817, 
near Windsor, Yt. ; d. Aug. 1895, at Bloomville, dau. of Lemuel 
and Ann (Flaunt) Dean. 

He was a farmer; removed from Claremont, N, H., first to 
Essex Co., N. Y., then to Ohio. 


882. I. Charles A.9, b. May 13, 1843. 

n. Jason P., b. Aug. 27, 1845; m. Rachel Taylor. Res. Bloom- 
field, O. 
m. Inez A., b. Aug. 1, 1S49; m. Peter Harrod; res, Thurston, O. 
IV. Grace A., b. Feb. 19, 1853. 

837. Charles M.» Sprague (brother to No. 836), of Ascut- 
neyville, Yt ; b. July 7, 1816, d. Nov. 16, 1866, at Aseutne>-ville ; 
m. Lucy Dake, b. ]Mar. 9, 1823, in Brownsville in West Windsor, 
Vt., dau. of Elisha and Sarah (Stowell) who were from Conn. 
Elisha Dake was the son of a Kev. soldier. jMrs. Sprague res. 
(1912) with her dau. Sarah E. Taylor in Brownsville. 


I. Joseph Westons, b. May 15, 1851; d. Oct. 17, 1853. 

883. n. Mary Jane, b. Sept. 4, 1852. 

m. Sarah Ellen, b. Sept. 25, 1S54; d. Mch. 1, 1855, ae. 5 mo. 

IV. Elisha Dake, b. July 28, 1856. 

V. Henry Harrison, b. Mch. 25, 1858; d. Jan. 20, 1891. 

884. VI. Sarah Elizabeth, b. Mch. 1, 1860. 

838. Ellen C.« Sprague (sister to No. 837), b. Aug. 14, 
1827; d. Aug. 28, 1871, at Olive Green, Delaware Co., Ohio; 
m. (1) Mar. 28, 1849, at West Bangor, N. Y., James M. Conger, 
b. Mar. 20, 1812 ; d. Mar. 20, 1852, son of Coddington and Zylphia 
(Ross) Conger. She m. (2) June 20, 1854, Chauncey C. Dun- 
ham of Delaware, Ohio. He d. July 29, 1858. 


1. Charles L.9 Conger, b. Apr. 13, 1852, Olive Green, O.; m. July 17, 1883, 
Zanesville, O., Eva Mj-rtilla Peairs, b. Oct. 20, 1S54, Duncans 
Falls, O., dau. of Elisha and Celia A. (Joseph) Peairs. He is a 
Methodist Episcopal clergyman. Res. (1912) Wilmington, O. 



1. Waiiam Conger, b. Apr. 13, 1885; d. Sept. 3, 1887. 

2. Allen C. Conger, h. Nov. 23, 1887. 

3. Charles H. Conger, b. Nov. 12, 1895. 

2. Mary C. Dunham, b. Mar. 11, 1855; d. young. 

3. George C. Dunham, b. Feb. 18, 1857, in Delaware Co., O., m. (1) 

in 1876, Belle Lott, who d. in 1885; m. (2) Lillian A. More- 
house, b. Jan. 12, 1867, Butler Co., Ind., dau. of Daniel W. and 
Sarah (Keisling) Morehouse. 1S85-1888, County Recorder for 
Delaware Co., Ohio; 1900-1904, Member of Ohio State Senate 
from 33d and 34th Dist.; 1910-1912, Member of Board of Elec- 
tions, Toledo, O. 

(One child by wife Belle, the others by wife Lillian.) 

1. Ethelio Dunham, b. Apr, 23, 1878; res. in Cleveland. 

2. Lenore Dunham, b. Oct. 15, 1889; m. George Chapman; res. 


3. Lucile Ellen Dunham, b. May 27, 1892; d. Apr. I, 1893. 

4. Corinne Dunham, b. Aug. 8, 1894. 

5. George C. Dunham, b. Apr. 4, 1902. 

4. Chancy C. Dunham, b. Jan. 31, 1859; a physician; m, Orra O. Long. 

He d. Feb. 22, 1903, at Fulton, O. 

839. Sus.\N M.« Sprague (John^ John*, John', John*, 
Jonathan^ William^ William^), b. May 23, 1822; d, Oct. 29, 
1910; m. July 4, 1846, John Adams Winn, b. Dec. 10, 1816, 
Nashua, N. H. ; d. Mar, 3, 1901, ae. 85, Claremont, N. H. 

(Probably b. in Claremont.) 

1. Susan M.9 Winn, b. Apr. 20, 1847; m. June 14, 1898, Frank L Chase, 

b. at So. Berwick, Me. 

2. Sarah Emily Winn, b. Sept. 9, 1848; m. Sept. 9, 1868, George T. 

Stockwell. She d. Mch. 17, 1875. One ch. d. young. 

3. Mary E. Winn, b. May 17, 1S50; unm. (1912), 

4. John Frank Winn, b. Aug. 4, 1852; m, Laura J. Moore. Children: 

(1) Frederick (2) Ruth E. b. Apr. 19, 1883; m. June 24, 
1903, Gairad Duffany. 

5. George Albert Winn, b. Aug. 7, 1854; m. Lena Welcome. Res. Cal. 

6. Grace Ann Winn, b. Oct. 15, 1856; unm.; res. (1912) Leominster, 


7. Ella S. Winn, b. Mch. 23, 1859; d. May 9, 1901. Harris, Iowa; m. 

Dr, Albert Winn who now res, in Cal. Child. Nathalie E.i« 
Winn, b. May 17, 1887; m. 190S, Myron W. Vittum and have 
dau. Dorothea E. b. Jan. 15, 1909. 


8. Frederick Ellsworth Winn, b. 1861; d. July 7, 1865. 

9. Edward Ellsworth Winn, b. May 13, 1865; m. Oct. 19, 1887, Addie 

Ransom. Res. Claremont, N. H. Child. Earle Edwardio, b. 
Dec, 28, 1897. 

840. George W.« Sprague (brother to No. 839) of Elm- 
wood, Mass. ; shoe cutter ; b. Dee. 10, 1828 ; d. Apr. 21, 189-i : m. 
1854, Olive Osborne, b. Apr. 20, 1833, Scituate, Mas.?., d. Mar. 
11, 1911, in Elrawood, dau. of Ebenezer and Mary (Woodman) 


I. Susan E.o, b. Aug. 1, 1854; m. Geo. W. Dunbar. Res. W. 

Bridgewater, Mass. 
n. Mary W., b. June 28, 1859; d. Jan. 26, 1911; m. George R. 
Whiting and res. in Franklin, Mass. 

841. Horace D. G.* Sprague (brother to No. 839), b. 
Aug. 24, 1839 ; m. Oct. 10, 1869, Emma J. Evans, b. July 18, 
1853, Claremont, N. H. 

(One born in Claremont, the others in Newport, N. H.) 
I. Minnie G.s, b. May 3, 1870. 

II. Herman H., b. July 29, 1873; m. Sept. 1, 1894, Mary M. 

Nutting, b. Jan. 17, 1877, Hamilton, Mass. Res. Clare- 

ra. Colman R., b. Sept. 4, 1875. 

IV. Hattie A., b. Oct. 18, 1877. 

V. George A., b. Dec. 4, 1884; m. Sept. 4, 1905, in Claremont, Ber- 
tina E. Farwell, b. June 12, 1885; res. Claremont. 

I. Zota (twin), b. Dec. 21, 1906, Claremont. 
n. Gladys R. (twin), b. Dec. 21, 1906, Claremont. 
m. Gertrude E., b. Jan. 9, 1909, Newport, 

842. Alvah S,* Sprague (brother to No, 839), of Concord, 
N, H,, 10 Prince St. (1912) ; b. Oct. 6, 1842; m. July 5, 1S67, 
Elizabeth Ann* Snell of North Pembroke, b. July 17, 1847, dau. 
of Darius^ and Mehitable^ (Kelley) Snell. 

I. Chester Marcelluso, b. July 1, 1868; d. Aug. 13, 1888. 
IL Jason Darius, b. Aug. 21, 1871. 

in. Fred Alvah, b. Nov. 8, 1873; a physician; m. July 7, 1903, 
Jennie Brown. Res. Concord, N. H. 


IV. Ernest Oliver, b. Mar. 21, 1876; m. June 16, 1908, Ella Dyer. 

Res. Concord, N. H. 
V. Nellie Anna, b. July 29, 1878. 
VI. Alice Mehitable, b. Mar. 8, 1882. 

843. Martha A.* Sprague (George', Isaac®, John^, John*, 
Jonathan^ William^ William^), b. Jan. 24, 1830; m. Apr. 13, 
1856, Oramel :\Iinot Tillotson, b. Aug. 26, 1830, at Orange, Vt., 
killed in battle of Wilderness, May 5, 1864. She d. Mar. 27, 
1906, at Craftsbury, Vt. 


1. George Lesters Tillotson, b. Feb. 27, 1857; m, Elizabeth B. Wright. 

2. William Sprague Tillotson, b. June 6, 1859; m. Florence Gage; res. 

(1912) Craftsbury, Vt. 

3. Jennie Martha Tillotson, b. July 10, 1862; m. Frank Putnam Twiss. 

844. George H.« Sprague (brother to No. 843), b. May 12, 
1833 ; m. May 1, 1857, Ellsworth, Maine, I\Iary' Priscilla HajTies, 
b. Jan. 9, 1840, dau. of Isaiah Putnam and Lucy Brackett 
(Archer) Haynes. 

He was in business in Boston for many years and was 
associated with his son-in-law ^Mr. Parker H. Foster, in conduct- 
ing a large printing plant. He d. Dec. 28, 1906, Arlington, 
Mass., where his widow now resides. 

885. I. Mary Azalia9, b. Nov. 16, 1858. . 

n. George Putnam, b. Nov. 4, 1860; m. Emma Louise Locke, 
m. Charles Sterling, b. June 3, 1866; d. Feb. 27, 1873, in 
Boston; buried in Craftsbury, Vt. ' 

845. William F.» Sprague (brother to No. 843), whole- 
sale woolen merchant; b. Feb. 19, 1835; d. Jan. 20, 1907, Bed- 
ford, IMass.; m. Mch. 29, 1860, Charlotte Elizabeth :\Iatthews, 
dau. of John Matthews, b. Dec. 25, 1807, and Janet Spears 
(Gibson), b. Feb. 11, 1809. 


I. Henry Matthe-n-s^, b. Aug 16, 1862; d. Aug. 19, 1862. 
n. Jennie Louise, b. Aug. 16, 1S62. 

in. Martha, b. Aug. 10, 1864, in Boston; m. Oct. 6, 1892, Edward 

^' Vifi' ■•nffAi^iJiiriiinrnrit^''''' 1 " 

AGED 3 YEARS, 1S48. 


846. Charles E.* Sprague (Caleb\ Holmes®, Ephraim', 
Benjamin*, Jonathan^ William^ William^), b. Sept. 1, 1845, E. 
Taunton, Mass., d. :\Ich. 14, 1906, Lynn, Mass., m. Nov. 27, 1872, 
Wareham, i\Iass., Helen ]\Iaria Segee, b. Sept. 3, 1851, dau. of 
James S. and Sarah (Noble) Segee. Res. Taunton, Wareham, 
"all over the world," Lynn, 1880. Seaman and box mfgr. 

Mr. Sprague attended the public schools of "Wareham, the 
Bridgewater Academy and the Powers Institute, finishing his 
education at the age of seventeen. In the year 1863 he shipped 
before the mast on the clipper ship "Highlander" bound from 
New York to San Francisco around Cape Horn. On the voyage 
from San Francisco to Liverpool they were captured, Dec. 25, 
1864, by the Confederate Privateer "Alabama," and the vessel 
was burned in the Straits of ^Malacca. The crew were landed 
in Calcutta, India, and later sent home by the United States 
Consul there. ^Ir. Sprague later received his share of the 
money that England was obliged to pay to the United States 
for permitting the "Alabama" to be built. Remaining home 
only a short while, he re-shipped on the clipper "Herald of the 
Morning"; again for San Francisco, this trip around Cape Horn 
was exceedingly rough. On arriving at San Francisco, he em- 
barked on the ship "Fair Wind," which was later wrecked on 
the Irish coast, the crew managing to reach shore by taking to 
the boats. After working in the City of Cork for a year he 
returned home in 1867. On arri^'i^g in Wareham he entered 
the employ of the Parker jMill Nail Company as bookkeeper; 
but shortly afterwards went to Ottawa, Kan., as secretary to the 
superintendent of the L. L. & A. R. R. While at Ottawa he 
was Deputy Register of Deeds. At the end of five years he 
returned to Wareham, where on Nov. 28, 1872, he married 
Helen ]M. Segee. While in Wareham for four years he was 
Selectman, Assessor and Overseer of the poor. In 1878, he 
moved to Lynn, i\Iass., where he entered the employ of Thomas 
Bros. Box Co., which business he succeeded in 1896, calling it 
the Chas. E. Sprague Box Co. 

In Lynn ^Ir. Sprague found time to serv^e two years in the 
Common Council, two years in the Board of Alderman, being 
president of that body, trustee of the Public Library, and a 
member of the Water Board, member of the I. 0. 0. F., Red 


Men, Knights of Honor, Park and Oxford Clubs. He always 
took an active interest in Republican affairs. 

L Mabel Gibbs", b. Sept. 1, 1873; m. Henry Morton Hoague 
' and have Francis"*, Emily and Joseph Morton Hoague. 

n. Helen Lathrop, b. Feb. 22, 1875; m. Oscar Flanders Emmons 

and have Robert Sprague^o Emmons. 
m. Arthur Holmes, b. Nov. 9, 1878. 
rv. Ralph Leslie, b. Sept. 6, 1881. 

V. Charles Francis, b. Jan. 17, 1887, Lynn, Mass.; m. Oct. 1911, 
Elizabeth Choate Kimball, b. Aug. 6, 1S88, in Lynn, 
dan. of James Wooley and Nellie Marie (Harwood) Kim- 
ball. Box Mfg., Lynn, Mass. 

847. Charles A.« Sprague (Edwin«, Eseck^ Eseck", An- 
thony^ Anthony^ Anthony^ Anthony^ William^), b. Dec. 28, 
1845, Shelbume, Yt.; d. Mch. 17, 1902, at Lancaster; m. 1873, 
Lizzie M. Clark, of Winston, Mass. She res. in Boston, 205 
Huntington Ave. 

I. Edwin Simonio, b. Oct. 25, 1875, Georgetown, Colo.; m. 

and had Lizzie Helen", b. 1905. Res. Brockton, 

n. OraLena, b. July 11, 1877, at Winston; m. William Johnson. 

Res. Winthrop, Mass. 
in. Clarence Albert, b. Mch. 3, 1879. 
IV. Erma, b. July 5, 1883; m. Emma Hamilton and res. at 

Brockton. Children: Frederickn, Winifred, Edward and 

V. Cnma B., b. Mar. 28, 1S87; m. Neil Burgess. Children: Rosa- 
mond", b. 1906; Neil, Jr., b. 1910. 
VL Eleanor, b. Apr. 15, 1899; unm. (1912); lives with her 


848. Ida L.» Spr^vgue (sister to No. 847), b. Nov. 25, 1852, 
Shelbume, Vt. ; m. (1) June 15, 1870, Richard A. Brown; m. 
(2) May 9, 1894, Albert T. Sivetsei\ of Brockton, :Ma5s. Address, 
Boston, Mass., 189 Huntington Ave. 

(By first marriage and legally adopted by Mr. Bivetser.) 

1. Albert Edwinio^ b. Aug. 15, 1871. 

2. Lillian Vaughn, b. Oct. 30, 1873. 


849. Dr. Charles A.** Spr-VGUe (Charles*, Calvin^ Eseck", 
Anthony^ Anthony*, Anthony^ Anthony^, William^), b. Apr. 3, 
1846, MUton, Vt. ; d. 1869, Anamosa, la.; m. Henrietta Jane 
Meeker, b. June 15, 1848. 

L Clyde R. Sprague, of Anamosa, la. He m. Avis P. MiUer, 
dau. of Daniel E. 

I. Hattie Almaio, b. Apr. 1897. 
n. D.Fayette, b. Jan. 1899. 
nl. Floyd H., b. Dec. 1908. 

850. Sophia H.^ Sprague (sister to No. 849), b. Apr. 10, 
1849; d. 18—; m. W. E. Chapin. 

1. Edgar Chapin; d. 

a. Mable Huntington Chapin; m. W. H. Raymond of Lincoln, Neb., 

1321 D St. Child: Elizabeth^ Raymond. 
3. Wilbur E. Chapin; res. Hamilton, Mont. Child: Wilbur E.ii Chapin, 


851. Harriet W.^ Sprague (sister to No. 849), b. June 23, 
1853, Williston, Vt. ; m. Noyes Caleb Rogers, b. July 19, 1843, 
Walden Vt., son of Hanson and Marinda (Noyes) Rogers. Mr. 
Rogers is a banker, INIinden, Neb. 


1. Fayette Faringtonio Rogers, b. July 10, 187S; m. Josephine Boicourt 

and have Noyes C.^% Judith and William Rogers. 

2. Calvin Sprague Rogers, b. June 24, ISSl. 

3. Virginia Noyes Rogers, b. Feb. 5, 1890. 

4. Richard Huntington Rogers, b. Nov. 18, 1896. 

852. Caroline M.'' Sprague (sister to No. 849), b. Nov. 
6, 1859; m. John Louis McPheely, b. IMay 13, 1854, Pittsburg, 
Pa., son of Isaac E. and Sarah (Sloneeker) ^McPheely. He is 
a attorney-at-law, ^Minden, Neb. 


1. Katherine McPheely, b. Nov. 6, 1880; m. Dr. Oliver Everett. 

Res. Lincoln, Neb. Children: Katherine»i and Caroline Everett. 

2. Annie S. McPheely, b. Aug. 23, 1882; d. June 8, 1886. 


853. Wharton E." Sprague (Edwa^d^ Alvah^ Eseck', 
Anthony^ Anthony*, Anthony^ Anthony-, William^), of "West- 
dale, N. Y. ; lumber mfgr. ; b. Mar. 21, 1854, West Stockholm, 
N. Y. ; m. (1) June 19, 1878, Kasoag, N. Y., Sarah Frances Allen, 
b. May 3, 1859, AVilliamstown, N. Y., d. May, 1893, Sandycreek, 
N. Y., dau. of Ichabod and Julia E. (Thurber) Allen. He m. 
(2) Mch. 1897, i\Iadg6 Haskell Farmer, dau. of James and Mary. 


(Three by each wife.) 

886. I. Edward Whartonio^ b. Apr. 6, 1879. 

887. n. Raymond Ernest, b. May 4, 1884. 
in. Claud, b. Apr. 1893; d, Apr. 1893. 
IV. Mary Adelia, b. Mch. 31, 1899. 

V. Frank Low, b. Mch. 2, 1904; d. Mch. 20, 1906. 
VI. Olive, b. July 8, 1907. 

854. Edwin R.® Sprague (LoyaP, Roger^ Gideon^ An- 
thony', Anthony*, Anthony^ Anthony^, William^), b. Feb. 9, 
1841, Millbanks, Vt. ; d. Mch. 12, 1903, at Oxbow ; m. ]\rar3^ 
Jewett Averill, b. Oct. 7, 1842, ]\Iadrid, N. Y. ; d. Sept. 9, 1892, 
Potsdam, N. Y., dau. of Theodore W. and Katherine L. (Davis) 

He quit the study of medicine and enlisted in the Civil 
War in 92d N. Y. Regt., commanded by Col. Jonah Sanford. 
Was bookkeeper for White Star Line, New York City. 

1. Katherine Laura^o, b. Oct. 21, 1860; m. David Cole; res. 
Keuka Park, N. Y. Children: Nellie", Mary, Simeon, 
Harry, Ina, Estelle and Harriet Cole. 
n. Estelle Jewett, b. May 17, 1865; m. George "W. Davis; res. 
Potsdam, N. Y., 75 Maple St. Children: Sprague" and 
Kirke C. E. Davis. 

855. Dr. Loyal T.» Sprague (brother to No. 854), of 
Peoria, Bl. (1912), 1725 N. Jefferson Ave.; b. Apr. 13, 1853, 
Stockholm, N. Y. ; m. (1) June 18, 1874, Norwood, N. Y., Har- 
riet Florence Lang, b. Nov. 22, 1853, Louisville, N. Y., d. Nov. 
24, 1880, dau. of Hiram H. P. and :Mary Ann^ (Montague) Lang 
(Montague Gen., 1886, 304). He m. (2) Jennie E. Smith, b. 
Mch. 4, 1854, Redwood, N. Y., dau. of Field and ^Mary Jane 
(Story) Smith. 







He was educated at Lawrenceville Academy and State 
Normal University at Potsdam, N. Y. ; school teacher; grad- 
uated at University IMed. Col., New York City, Feb. 15, 1876; 
practicing physician and druggist; was a physician at Brasher 
Falls, N. Y., from 1876 to 1881 and was elected Coroner of 
St. Lawrence Co. ; removed to La Fayette, 111., and resumed 
practice and conducted a drug store ; postmaster ; elected twice 
as Coroner of Stark Co. In 1887 resigned both, offices and 
removed to Peoria, 111., where he re-engaged in the drug busi- 

(Two by each wife.) 
I. Harley, b. May 20, 1875, Norwood, N. Y.; d. June 9, 

1894, Peoria, HI. 
n. Loyal Tyler, b. Dec. 29, 1878, Brasher Falls, N. Y.; d. May 

29, 1880, Hopkinton, N. Y. 
ra. Loyal Tyler, b. July 27, 1894, La Fayette, 111. 
IV. Mary Adelaide, b. Mar. 21, 1890, Peoria, 111. 

856. Alzada M.® Sprague (Chad^ George^ John^ Jede- 
diah', Anthony*, Anthony^, Anthony-, William^), b. Sept. 1, 
1846, in Glocester, R. I.; m. there, Feb. 14, 1871, Leander W. 
Brown, b. Sept. 13, 1844, Scituate, R. I., son of George W. and 
Betsy (Phillips) Brown. Res. Oakland, R. I. 


1. Herbert "Warrenio Brown, b. Feb. 2, 1872; d. Mar. 17, 1872. 

2. Mabel Ernestine Brown, b. Feb. 22, 1874; m, John A. Mathewson. 

3. Ethel Leona Brown, b. Nov. 29, 1876; m. Frank Fowles. 

857. ;Maky L." Spilvgue (George®, George^ Joshua", Jo- 
seph", Benjamin*, Josiah^ Anthony-, William^), b. July 25, 
1858, Templeton, Mass.; m. Oct. 31, 1888, George AYinthrop 
Bourn, b. IMay 23, 1859, in Templeton, son of Isaac and ^lary 
Ann (Brooks) Bourn. ]\Ir, Bourn is a manufacturer, Temple- 
ton, Mass. 


1. Theodore Spragueio Bourn, b. July 26, 1890. 

2. Helen Spear Bourn, b. Mar. 20, 1902. 

3. Mary Potter Bourn, b. Apr. 6, 1894; d. Aug. 23, 1894. 

4. George Winthrop Bourn, b. Oct. 14, 1897. 


858. William A.» Spbague (Eugene", Alonzo^ Anthony', 
Anthony', Knight*, Je^eIniah^ Anthony^, William^) of Orient, 
la. (1912), farmer; b. Feb. 16, 1869, Stuart, la.; m. Cora E. 
Dean, b. Feb. 16, 1876, Green Valley, 111., dau. of Aaron M. 
and Angie (Hart) Dean. 

I. Ella, b. May 14, 1894. 
U. Olga L., b. Sept. 25, 1896. 
ra. Verna M., b. May 23, 1901. 
IV. Eugene H., b. Aug. 17, 1905. 

859. Almon V.« Sprague (David^ Almon', David^ An- 
thony', Knight*, Je^e^liah^ Anthony % William^), of Lakewood, 
0., 18429 Sloane Ave.; grocer; b. June 3, 1875, Strongsville, 0.; 
m. Anna Rice, b. :\Ich. 22, 1876, Lafayette, 0., dau. of Edwin 
R. and Elvira (McDougall) Rice. 


I. Homer Riceio, b. July 23, 1902. 
n. Howard Almon, b. Mar. 7, 1907. 

860. Dr. Oliver A.^ Sprague (VirgiP, Augustus^ Moses% 
William', William*, William^ John-, William^) of Turner, Me.; 
b. Jan. 6, 1864, Greene, Me. ; m. Dec. 2, 1889, at Wa^Tie, Myra 
Ford, b. Feb. 9, 1866, Wells, I\Ie., dau. of Daniel R. and Han- 
nah C. (Applebee) Ford. 

Grad. iMe. Wesleyan Sem., 1886 ; Bellevue Hosp. Med. Coll., 
1889 ; member Andres. Co. i\Ied. Association ; Maine ^led. Asso. ; 
American jled. Asso. ; Consulting Staff Central ^Maine Gen. 
Hosp. ; Ex. Pres. County Asso. : Pres. Trustees Leavitt Insti- 
tute, eight years; Knight Templar, etc. 

I. Margaret Mowerio, b. Jan. 6, 1892. 

861. Richard W.» Sprague (brother to No. 860), of :Mun- 
cie, Ind., since 1908; attorney-at-law ; b. Jan. 28, 1876, Greene, 
Me. ; m. Marietta L. Thompson, b. June 1, 1875, Winchester, 
Ind., dau. of William and Elizabeth S. (Lamb) Thompson. He 
graduated from Bangor High School, 1896 ; from Colby College, 
1901. Teacher and high school principal from 1901 to 1908. 


I. ■William, b. Mar. 14, 1904, 
n. LiUlan L., b. Mar. 29, 1911. 

862. Dr. Ezra K.» Sprague (Seth^ Dennis^ Isaac^ Wil- 
liam', William*, William^ John^ William^), b. May 26, 1S66, 
Milo, Me. ; m. Aug. 16, 1893, Newton, Mass., Clara R. Blaisdell, 
b. July 22, 1S64, Conway, N. H., dau. of James R. and Laura 
(Dearing) Blaisdell. He is a physician in the U. S. Public 
Health and Marine Hospital Service; stationed (1912) Jersey 
City, N. J. 

I. Kimball Dearingio, b. Mar. 14, 1901. 
n. Olive, b. Jan. 1, 1904. 

863. Helen A.^ Sprague ( Henry ^ LindoF, Joseph®, Jo- 
seph', Hezekiah*, Jonathan^ Jonathan-, W^ilHam^), b. Aug. 2, 
1857, Canton, Ohio ; m. Aug. 2, 1877, Newark, 0., John Herley 
Franklin, b. Feb. 16, 1856, at Newark, d. there Jan. 16, 1901, son 
of John H. and Elizabeth (Heeley) Franklin. He was a banker. 
She is a member of the Society of tlie D. A. R, ; res. Newark, 0. 


1. John Henryio Franklin, b. May 3, 1879; m. Lois Edith Gorby. 

2. Lillian Helen Franklin, b. Mar. 7, 1881; m. Wm. Sehroeder. 

3. Paul Franklin, b. Nov. 19, 1883; m. Beatrice Brocone. 

4. Robert Rex Franklin, b. Nov. 7, 1885; d. July 14, 1887. 

864. William C.° Spragl^e (Charles^ Benjamin^ Pre- 
served®, Elias^ Nehemiah*, William', Jonathan", William^) b. 
May 11, 1865, Lynn, Mass. ; m. ]Mary Susan Do\\Tiing, of Lynn. 
He is a shoe manufacturer, Lynn, ]\rass. 

I. Benjaminio, b. Aug. 6, 1893. 
n. Edith Downing, b. July 27, 1896. 
ni. George William, b. June 23, 1900. 

865. George E.» Sprague (brother to No. 864), b. Sept. 
24, 1867, Lynn, Mass.; m. Apr. 6, 1904, Richmond, Va., Estella 
Annette Pizzini, b. July 10, 1882, at Richmond, dau. of Capt. 
Andrew and Gertrude (Davis) Pizzini. 



He is treasurer of the Spragne and Breed Coal Co., a 
director of the Central National Bank, of Lynn and Pres. of 
the Burnbani Coal Co., of Boston; member of the Society of 
Colonial Wars and a member of the Society of Sons of the 
American Revolution. 

I. Lncille Elizabethio^ b. May 20, 1906. 

866. Harry B.^ Sprague (William^, William^ William^, 
Elias^ Nehemiah*, William^, Jonathan-, William^), of Keene, 
N. H., b. Feb. 19, 1883; m. Elizabeth R. EUison. 

I. Eunice Francesio, b. May 12, 1906; d. Dec. 24, 1906. . 
n. Leonard Earl, b. Aug. 31, 1907. 
m. Reginald Bridgman, b. Oct. 10, 1910. 

867. Georgiana^ Sprague (Austin^ William^ Arisnn^, 
James^, Joshua*, William^ Jonathan^, William^), b. Aug. 8, 
1873; m. Alvah Forshee, a business man of Columbus, Ohio. 


1. Ida Marie^o Forshee, b. Feb. 11, 1894. 

2. Wayne Forshee, b. Dec. 25, 1895. 

3. Pearle Lucille Forshee, b. Sept. 14, 1897. 

868. Robert M.» Sprague (Harvey^ Willington^ Anson', 
James', Joshua*, William^ Jonathan^, William^) b. Dec. 10, 
1870, PaTraee City, Neb. ; m. June 1, 1899, Pond Creek, Okla., 
DeUa Whitlaw, b. Feb. 20, 1880, in :\rarion Co., lU., dau. of 
William K. and Sarah E. (McCullough) Whitlaw. Res. Croft, 

I. Irene Dorisio, b. Mar. 13, 1900. 

869. Charles C.» Sprague (brother to No. 868), b. Aug. 
30, 1872, Pawnee City, Neb. ; d. Dee. 25, 1901, Medford, Okla. ; 

m. June 20, 1898, Rose Willes. She m. (2) . He was 

a farmer and stockman, ]\Iedford, Okla. No children. 

870. Anna V.^ Sprague (sister to No. 868), b. Feb. 12, 
1876, Table Rock, Neb. ; a school teacher for a few years ; m. 


ff 't'r ^ 

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tfltlW vrnvje^ 


Perle Clark Biinton, b. Nov. 9, 1878, Kiowa, Kan., son of Thom- 
as Clark and Julia J. (Conine) Bunton. He is a cattle ranch- 
man, Abbie, Okla. 


L Susan Juliaio Bunton, b. Aug. 5, 1911. 

871 Frank AV.» Sprague (brother to No. 868), of Hollis, 
Okla.; b." Sept. 27, 1878; m. Oct. 16, 1904, Medford, Okla., Jessie 

L. Allen. 


I. Dorothy, h. Aug. 23, 1905. 
n. Frank W., b. May 14, 1907. 
in. Harvey A., b. Oct. 11, 1909. 

872. Fred G.'' Sprague (brother to No. 868), b. Aug. 28, 
1881; m. Mch. 9, 1907, Nellie C. Wolfe, b. Aug. 8, 1883; res. 
Bloom, Kan. 

I. Olga Christinaio, b. Dec. 16, 1907. 
n. Anna Lucile, b. Oct. 29, 1910. 

873. Dr. Wiley T.« Sprague (Levi*, Willington^ Anson^ 
James^ Joshua*, William^ Jonathans William^), b. Mch. 6, 
1871, I^Iillfield, 0.; m. Aug. 23, 1893, Chauncey, 0., Royal Effie 
Dent, b. Nov. 20, 1875, Hebbardsville, 0., dau. of Richard 
Shively and Malvina (Evans) Dent. He graduated at Lebanon 
in 1890 and at Starling Medical College in 1S95; practiced his 
profession at Brice one year and since then at Chauncey, 0. 

I. Allan Dent^o, b. June 13, 1897. 
n. Gerald True, b. Mar. 13, 1899. 
m. Marian Elizabeth, b. Nov. 16, 1906. 

874. Dr. Warren V." Spragl^e (LeviS WillingtonS An- 
£on«, Jaraes% JoshuaS WilliamS Jonathan^ William^, b. 
June 3, 1873, Millfield, 0. : m. Dec. 25, 189-1, Basil, 0., Floride 
May« Kistler, b. Oct. 31, 1872, in Lancaster, 0. 

Dr. Sprague after his marriage engaged in farming at 
the old Sprague homestead, near Brice, 0. He entered Star- 
ling Medical College in Sept., 1898: graduated Apr. 10, 1902, 


and has since been engaged in the practice of iMedicine at 
Chauncey, 0. He is a member of the American Medical Asso- 
ciation and of the "Old Northwest" Genealogical Society, and 
is the author of this volume. 

Mrs. Sprague is a charter member of the local chapter at 
Athens, of the Society of D. A. R. Her paternal ancesters were : 

Hanjoerg^ (or John George) Kistler, native of the Palati- 
nate, in Germany, immigrant, came in the ship " Towmshead " 
to Philadelphia, Oct. 5, 1737. Naturalized as a citizen of Pa. 
Sept. 10, 1761 ; elder in the Allemangel (now New Jerusalem) 
Church (Lutheran) in Albany Tp., Berks Co., Pa. He m. Anna 

Dorothea , prob. in Germany. He i. 1767, in Albany 

Tp. One of his children was: 

George- Kistler, who settled near Kutztown in Berks Co. ; 

m. . He was a Revolutionary soldier; d. after July 2, 

1807, when he made his will ; his wife was not then living. One 
of his sons was : 

Henry^ Kistler, b. Sept. 2, 1776 ; d. Mch. 17, 1841, Carroll, 
0. ; m. in Pa., Mary Hester Kramer, b. Dec. 23 or 24, 1776, in 
Pa., d. Mch.15, 1854, Royal Center, Ind. He emigrated from 
the vicinity of Kutzto-wn, Pa., to Carroll, 0., about 1810; farmer 
and stockman. One of his children was : 

SamueP Kistler, b. Nov. 1, 1804, Reading, Pa. ; d. Feb. 14, 
1879, at Carroll; m. there in 1824, Elizabeth King, b. 1803, 
Lancaster, Pa., d. Apr. 22, 1871, at Carroll, dau. of Philip and 
Mary (Wright) King, who came from Lancaster, Pa., and set- 
tled near Carroll. He was an extensive farmer, a ]\Iason, and 
a Captain in the State ^Militia in 1841. One of his children was : 

Samuel Adams^ Kistler, b. Mch. 10, 1836 ; d. Feb. 1, 1899, 
Lancaster, 0. ; m. Nov. 10, 1858, Floride Jane Lindley, b. June 
18, 1839,* Hebbardsville, 0.: d. Dec. 9, 1899, Basil, 0., dau. of 
Ziba and ^Nlary ^l. (Bartlett) Lindley. He graduated at Ohio 
University, 1858 ; member of Athenian Society ; admitted to the 
Bar in 1860 ; resided in Lancaster, 0. One of his children was : 

Floride ]May^ Kistler, who m. Dr. Sprague. 


I. Lenore Adalineio, b. Oct. 9, 1895, at Basil. 
II. Lindley Vincent, b. Apr. 7, 1900, at Basil. 
in. Iloride Jane, b. Apr. 22, 1907, at Chauncey. 


875. ^Itrx G.° Sprague (Levi®, Willington^ Anson", 
James', Joshua^ William^ Jonathan-, William'), b. Dec. 28, 
1877, Millfield, O. ; m. Dee. 24, 1896, Albert Ebenezer Watkins, 
b. July 19, 1875, at Millfield, son of Charles R. and Sarah A. 
(Dains) Watkins. 

Mr. Watkins is post master of Chauncey, Ohio. He has 
served as Township Treasurer two terms, and was elected Tp. 
Trustee in 1908 and again in 1911. IMrs. Watkins was a school 


1. Wendellio "Watkins, b. Jan. 13, 1898, Jacksonville, O. 

2. Gladys Watkins, b. Oct. 12, 1899, Brice, O. 

3. Irene AVatkins, b. May 22, 1902, Chauncey, O. 

4. Evelyn Watkins, b. June 11, 1905, Chauncey, O. 

5. Albertio Watkins, b. Jan. 16, 1913. 

876. Jennie E.* Sprague (Levi-, Willington', Anson% 
James^, Joshua*, William^, Jonathan-, William'), b. June 14, 
1880, ^klillfield, 0. ; m there, June 27, 1906, Dr. Herbert Stephen- 
son Srigley, b. Feb. 15, 1876, AUandale, Ont, Canada, son of 
John and Frances (Stephenson) Srigley. He is a dentist; grad- 
uated at Barrie Collegiate Institute at Barrie, Ont., 1897 ; grad- 
uated at Barrie Model School, 1897 ; graduated at Ohio ^ledical 
University, Columbus, 0., in Dental Department, 1903. ^Irs. 
Srigley graduated at the Ohio University, 1903, with the degree 
Ph.B. She is a member of local chapter of the Society of the 
D. A. R. Res. Athens, 0. 

1. John Herbertio Srigley, b. Aug. 20, 1907. 

877. Dr. John R.^ Sprague (Levi*, Willington', Anson'', • 
James% Joshua*. William^, Jonathan-, William^), of Athens, 
C; physician; b. Aug. 20, 1885, :\rillfield, O. ; graduated 
at Starling-Ohio ]\Iedical College, :\Iay 20, 1908. He m. June 8, 

_ 1909, Corning, 0., Anna Bemardine^ Devlin, b. there, 'Slay 25, 
1887. She was a school teacher. Her paternal ancestors were: 
Michael Devlin, of Macherfelt, Co. Derry, Ireland ; m. Sarah 
Craine, dau. of John of ^lacherf elt. One of their sons was ; 

Edward Devlin, b. there, 1783; d. Jan. 1, 1877, Kirkcos- 
wald, Co. Ayrshire, Scotland ; m, at JMacherf elt, Mary Donnelly, 


b. there, 1791, d. 1878, at Kirkeoswald, dau. of John and Anne 
(McIntjTe) Donnelly. One of their sons was: 

Edward^ Devlin, immigrant, b. Nov. 22, 1822, ^lacherfelt, 
Ireland; d. Mch., 1910, Congo, 0.; m. 1854, Maybole, Co. Ajt- 
shire, Scotland, Margaret :\IcGill, b. 1809, Dillrye, Co. Galaway, 
Scotland, d. Sept., 1882, Darnconner, Co. Ayrshire, dau. of 
James and Catherine (Underwood) McGill. His son: 

Edward Peter- Devlin, b. Apr. 16, 1855, Kirkeoswald, Co. 
Ayrshire; m. July 11, 1878, Common Dyke, Co. Ayrshire, Mary 
New, b. Mch. 19, 1861, Boston, Scotland, dau. of Thomas and 
Anne (Reilly) New. One of their children was: 

Anna B.^ Devlin, who m. Dr. Sprague, 

I. John TrueiOj b. May 11, 1910, 

878. James W.^ Sprague (Charles^), WiUington", Anson«, 
James^ Joshua*, AVilliam^ Jonathan-, William^) b June 16, 
1878, Pleasantville, 0; m. Sept. 12, 1905, Rushville, 0., Bessie 
C. Wine, b. Jan. 22, 1882, Fredericksburg, Va., dau. of Joseph 
and Catherine (Bretz) "Wine. James served as private in the 
Spanish-American War; stationed in Porto Rico. He is a gas 
and oil driller; res. Pleasantville. 

I. Mary Katherineio, b. Nov. 9, 1907. 

879. Clara M.» Sprague (sister to No. 878), b. Feb. 24, 
1880, PleasantviUe, 0. ; m. Jan. 10, 1899, Lancaster, 0., Homer 
T. Van Horn, b. jMay 17, 1878, Jacksonto^Ti, 0., son of Harrison 
and Sarah (Pyle) Van Horn. Res. Milo, Ohio. 


1. Charlesio Van Horn, b. Dec. 26, 1900. 

2. Clara Lucille Van Horn, b. Apr. 15, 1905. 

880. Dr. Wilson ^r.» Spraglt: (Dudley^ Edward", An- 
thony^ Jonathan^ Joshua*, William^ Jonathan-, William'), b. 
Nov. 28, 1875, Lowell, 0.; m. Nov. 9, 1900, Dexter City, 0., 
Ella Olive Devoll, b. Mch. 9, 1879, Elba, 0. He is a physician, 
Byes^-ille, 0. 



L Ruth, b. July 2, 1901. 
n. Dohron Val Harris, b. Oct. 8, 1902. 
m. Muriel Frances Grace, b. May 1, 1904, at Qualey, O. 

881. Harry H.» Sprague (Egbert*, Otis^ Jolin«, David', 
David*, David^ William-, William^), of Middlesboro, Ky. ; 
druggist; b. ^^Ich. 1, 1863, Virden, 111.; m. Olive Belle Condit, 
b. Oct. 17, 1863, Campaign, 111., dau. of Rodney B. and Edith 

C. (Howell) Condit. 

L Edithio, b. May 8, 1893; d. Nov. 11, 1900. 
n. Dorothy, b. Aug. 11, 1902. 

882. Charles A." Sprague (David^ Josepll^ John*, John', 
John*, JonathaIl^ William^, William^), b. May 13, 1843, Bell- 
ville, 0. ; m. June 20, 1876, Abigail Bames, b. IMch. 13, 1844, 
Norton Center, Ohio, dau. of Lovell and Louisa (Madison) 
Barnes. He learned the trade of tinner, which he followed for 
a number of years. Res. Sparta, Ohio. 

L Theo, b. June 6, 1877; m. C. Frank Knouff. 
n. Mary, b. Mch. 4, 1879. 
■ ra. Gertrude, b. May 6, 1880. 

IV. Lovell, b. Mar. 17, 1889; d. Mar. 3, 1903. 

883. Mary J.^ Sprague (sister to No. 882), b. Sept. 4, 1852; 
m. Dec. 3, 1871, Charles F. Hatch, b. June 17, 1840 ; d. July 7, 
1911. Res. Springfield, Yt. 


1. Stella Mayio Hatch, b. Oct. 8, 1872; m. Fred Tucker of Grafton, Vt. 

Child: Nelsonii Tucker. 

2. Christina Lucile Hatch, b. Apr. 25, 1874; d. June 8, 1898; m. Dec. 

1, 1892, Fred Charles Miller. 

3. Nora Etta Hatch, b. Aug. 18, 1S75; res. Windsor. 

4. Ervin Sprague Hatch, b. May 30, 1879. 

5. Ray Emma Hatch, b. Apr. 26, 1883; m. July 18, 1899, Lewis Stevens 

of "Weathersfield Bow, Vt. 

6. Edward Jarvis Hatch, b. Sept. 30, 1884; res. Windsor, Vt. 

7. Frank Carl Hatch, b. June 12, 1887; res. Springfield, Vt. 

8. Alice Lelia Hatch, b. Mar. 10, 1889; m. Jan. 1911, Robert Scott; 

res. Claremont, N. H. 

9. Walter Freeman Hatch, b. Feb. 17, 1894. 


884. Sarah E.» Sprague (sister to No. 882), b. Mch. 1, 
1860; m. Nov. 26, 1879, Henry Taylor; res. Brownsville, Vt. 


1. Fredio Taylor, b. July 3, 1883; m. June 20, 1907, Arena Matthews, 

b. Sept. 30, 1890. Child: George" Taylor, b. Sept. 1909. 

2. Christine Taylor, b. Nov. 13, 1SS5; m. Walter Branch. 

3. Harry Taylor, b. May 7, 1889; m. Ella Walker. 

4. Clark Taylor, b. Apr. 14, 1892. 

5. Lucy Jane Taylor, b. June 17, 1895. 

885. ]\LvRY A.» Sprague (George*, George', Isaac^ John', 
John*, Jonathan^ William-, William^, b. Nov. 16, 1858, Crafts- 
bury, Vt. ; m. Aug. 20, 1878, Boston, Mass., Parker Humphrey 
Foster, b. May 13, 1846, Woodstock, New Brunswick, son of 
John iVIoses and Sarah S. (Wheeler) Foster. He is engaged 
in mercantile printing and publishing. Residence, 798 Mass, 
Ave., Arlington, IMass. 


1. Marianio Foster, b. Oct. 29, 1882; m. Dec. 12, 1908, Clifford L. Donald. 

Child: Virginia Spragueii Donald, b. Oct. 8, 1909. 

2. George Parker Foster, b. Sept. 5, 1884. 

886. Dr. Edward W.^° Sprague (Wharton", EdwardS 
Alvah^, Eseck^, Anthony^ Anthony*, Anthony'', Anthony-, 
William^), b. Apr. 6, 1879, New Centerville, N. Y. ; m. Dec. 27, 
1906, Jei-sey City, N. J., Harriet Thorne Newman, b. in Clifton, 
Va,, dau. of Hiram and Mary (Barlow) Newman. He gradu- 
ated as a physician in 1903; res. Newark, N. J., 108 Washing- 
ton St. The author is indebted to Dr. Sprague for much 
of the genealogy of the descendants of Eseck®. 

I. Doris Newmanii, b. Apr. 9, 1908. 
n. Janice Low, b. Jan. 13, 19l2. • 

887. Raymond E.^° Sprague (brother to No. 886), b. May 
4, 1884, Kasoag, N. Y. ; m. Bessie J. Drew of Altmar, N. Y., 
b. Feb. 22, 1886, Waterloo, N. Y. He is in the railroad business 
at Syracuse, N. Y. Res. 133 Wilson St. 

I. Eaymond Kenneth", b. Sept. 20, 1905. 
II. Isabel Virginia, b. Oct. 23, 1907; d. Oct. 24, 1907. 


888. Joseph* Sprague (prob. 238 John', Johll^ William^), 
of Milford, Mass.; m. Sept. 9, 1736, Smithfield, R. I., IVIartha 
Benson (R. I. v. rec. Smithfield, 1-20). They resided on Mil- 
ford territory or in Mendon adjacent. (Ref. Ballon 's Milford, 

I. Joseph, b. May 17, 1738. 
n. Martha, b. Aug. 26, 1740. 
ra. Jonathan, b. Aug. 10, 1742. 
Vf. Sarah, b. Feb. 4, 1745-6. 

No more is told of them. 

Q- » 

889. Samuel* Sprague (prob. 238 JohnS John^, William^), 

of Scituate, R.I. ; m. Ruth . His will, dated Gloeester, 

R. I., Dec. 6, 1778, mentions wife Ruth and children named 

(R. I. V. Rec. Scit. 1: 167, gives the births of six.) 

I. Richard, b. June 15, 1743. 
n. Ruth, b. Aug. 17, 1745. 

ni. Mary, b. Apr. 13, 1748. 

IV. Lydia, b. June 6, 1750. 

V. Peleg, b. Oct. 8, 1752. 

VI. Ebenezer, b. Apr. 24, 1755. 

vn. Hannah, 

viii. Marcy. 

E. Boomer, m. Sarah . His estate was settled Feb. 3, 


X. Samuel, d. Oct. 27, 1786; m. Elizabeth . 

XI. Jeremiah, m. 1792, Abigail Randall, wid. of Nehemiah. 

xn. Stephen. 

890. John* Sprague (prob. 238 John^ John^ William'), 
of Scituate, R. I. ; m. Hannah . 

1744, May. Freeman of Scituate. (R. I. Col. Rec.) 


(Scituate Rec. 1: 196.) 
I. Lcvinahs, b. Aug. 4, 1745. 

II. David, b. July 9, 1749. 
in. John, b. Apr. 9, 1751. 

rv. Hannah, b. June 11, 1753. 


V. Esther, b. Feb. 25, 1755. 

VL Sarah, b. Apr, 14, 1758. 

vn. Milecent, b. Apr. 25, 1760. 

891. EzEKiEL Sprague (untraced; probably a descendant 
of William^) was bap. Mch. 8, 1729-0 and his master, James 
Fory, publicly promised to take care he should have a religious 
education. (Church and Cemetery Rec. Hanover, Mass., 1895. 
Briggs, 118). He m. July 5, 1753, in Scituate, Mass., Mrs. Pris- 
cilla Totman, who d. there July 19, 1815, ae. 88. 


I. Ezekiel, b. May 16, 1754 or 1755. 
n. Abigail, b. Feb. 1, 1756 or 1757. 
m. Rebecca Prouty, b. Oct. 6, 1760. 

IV. Samuel, b. June 22, 1763; m. Dec. 25, 1788, Lydia Mayo. In 
int. of m. he was called " Trancient Person." 

892. David* Sprague (300 Asa^ Knight*, Je^emiah^ An- 
thony2, William^), b. May 30, 1777, Spencer, Mass., d. Oct. S, 
1832, Schuyler's Lake, N. Y.; m. Aug. 28, 1803, Richfield, X. Y., 
Anna Cunningham, b. May 30, 1781, Covington, Mass., d. Jan. 
19, 1872, New Lisbon, N. Y. (See p. 223.) 


L Patty7, b. July 8, 1804; m. 1822, David Ingalls. 
n. Betsey, b. Oct. 11, 1805; m. 1825, Phelps Porter. 
m. Anna, b. May 7, 1807; m. 1829, Thomas Green. 
IV. Asa W., b. Dec. 22, 1810; d. Dec. 16, 1SS6, New Berlin, N. Y.; 
m. Dec. 7, 18.34, at Richfield, Julia Ann Porter, b. Nov. 11, 
1814; d. Apr. 7, 1873, Edmeston, N. Y., dau. of Alfred 
and Deborah (Gates) Porter, of Richfield. 


I. Alfred D.s, b. June 6, 1836 ; ni. Susan Todd ; both dead. 

Child: Helena, 
n. Charles P., b. May IS, 1838; m. Sarah Jenks. Child: 

George W.» Res. Burlingion, N. Y. 
m. Wilson A., b. Oct. 20, 1839; m. Dec. 31, 1863, Elvira 
Parker, b. Nov. 4, 1840, Schenevus, N. Y., dau. of 
Henry and Polly (Clarke) Parker. Farmer; res. 
(1913) Burlington Flats, N. Y. 


I. Fred A.o, b. May 4, 1866; m. June 22, 1887, 
Daklia A. Talbot, b. Apr. 4, 1809, dau. of 
Henry Clay and Emma (Welch) Talbot. 


I. Minva, b. June 21, 1889; m. Lebbeus 

M. Loomis. 

II. Asa W., b. Aug. 10, 1895. 

IV. J. Monroes, b. Mch. 13, 1841; m. Mary Todd. Children: 

Jared Aaa^, Winnifred, Francis and Robert. 
V. Duayne C, b. Jan. 13, 1843; m. Emma Thomas. Res. 

Caledonia, Minn. Children: Floyd^ and Henry. 
VI. Delivan G., b. May 2, 1845; m. Bina Williams. Child: 
Julia W.9, m. William Colleran; res. La Crosse, Wis., 
1228 State St. 
V. Polly7, b. Mch. 5, 1814; m. 1839, Ezra Day. 
VI. Almira, b. Aug. 17, 1816; m, 1839, Washington Fisher. 
vn. Rebecca, b. June IS, 1818; m. 1845, Simon Sprague. 
Vin. Roxany, b. Aug. 14, 1821; m. 1850, Richard Robinson. 
IX. Ara, b, Jan. 29, 1824; m. 1857, Almyra Williams; settled in 
Minn., 1854. Children : Arthurs, Ellsworth and Robert, who 
is a banker, Caledonia, Minn. 

893. Elias« Sprague (329 Elias^ Nehemiah*, WiUiam^ 
Jonathan^ William^), b. abt. 1786, prob. Douglas, Mass.; d. at 

Bronson, Mich.; m. (1) Calista , dau. of a sea captain 

who was shipwrecked off the coast of Florida on a coral reef. 
She was a woman of considerable education. He m. (2) Hannah 
Pound. After his father died he was bound out and as a child 
had many hardships. He left the Quaker church and became an 
infidel and later a spiritualist; was a strictly temperate man 
and an uncompromising Abolitionist. Author of "Human 
Slavery in the United States" and "Bible Fallacies," both 
radical on the subjects treated. He lived for a short time in 
Vt. and in 1814 removed to a farm in North Boston, Erie Co., 
N. Y., where most of his life was spent. 


(One by each wife.) 

894. I. Alanson', b. Dec. 9, 1813. 

11. Lavina. 
James McCree, an adopted son. 


894. Alanson^ Sprague (son of No. 893), of North Bos- 
ton, N. Y. ; farmer and surveyor ; b. Dec. 9, 1813, in Vt. ; d. Dec. 
24, 1878, at North Boston ; m. Mar>' Ann Pond, b. Nov. 8, 1816, 
d. Nov. 14, 1904, ae. 88 yrs, 6 da. He was a Quaker by birth, 
but because his wife was not of that faith, his name was strick- 
en from the Church roll. Later he became an admirer of 
Thomas Paine, and both he and his father were known far and 
wide as infidels. In 1848, when modern Spiritualism made its 
advent, he became interested in its teachings and accepted it. 

I. Franklins, b. June 19, 1835; d. Apr., 1912; Professor of 
Penmanship; m. 1857, Mercy Ann Southwick. Children: 
Elva Janes, Marcus, Homer and Milton (dec'd). 
n. Francis Jefferson, b. July 12, 1836; m. Emily Hinds. Child: 

Fremonta (dec'd). 
m. Calista, b. Apr. 8, 1840; d. Oct., 1861. 
IV. Elias, b. Apr., 1842; d. 1847. 

895. V. Eli Wilmot, b. Sept. 18, 1847. 

895. Re\\ Eli W.« Sprague (son of No. 894), of Detroit, 
Mich., 251 West Canfield Ave. (1913) ; b. Sept. 18, 1847, North 
Boston, N. Y. ; m. Aug. 13, 1867, Dowagiac, Mich., Clarissa 
Addia Pray, b. Mch. 30, 1852, dau. of William. Mr. and Mrs. 
Sprague have been Spiritualists for over 30 years and are well 
developed mediums. Both are ordained ministers in that faith 
and have sei'ved the National Spiritualists Association thirteen 
years as missionaries, ^^siting a large majority of the states 
in the Union, He is author of "A Future Life Demonstrated"; 
"Spirit Mediumship," etc, 


896. I. Leslie Williss, b. May 2, 1869. 

897. n. Rose Marie, b. Dec, 6, 1874. 

896. Rev. Leslie W.« Spraglt: (son of No. 895), b. May 
2, 1869, North Boston, N. Y. ; m. July 10, 1889, Lila Frost. He 
was educated in the public schools, then prepared for the min- 
istry at the ]\readville (Pa.) Theological School and has held 
pastorates in various parts of the country. East and West. ^fr. 
Sprague has been identified Avith important social movements 
in Boston, San Francisco and New York ; has pursued graduate 



studies in divinity, the social sciences and other subjects for a 
period of six years at Leland Stanford, Jr., University, the 
University of Chicago, St. Lawrence and Columbia University. 
In 1894 he took the degree of Bachelor of Divinity at St. Law- 
rence. Now (1912) pastor of Wellington Avenue Congrega- 
tional Church, Chicago. 

I. Theodate Frostio, b. Aug. 7, 1892. 
n. Buryl Edna, b. May 26, 1899. 
ni. Lewis Clarence, b. Aug. 6, 1903. 

897. Rose Marie» Sprague (dau. of No. 895), b. Dee. 6, 
1874, North Boston, N. Y. ; grad. from high school, Jamestown, 
N. Y., 1895: from I\Ieadville (Pa.) Theological School (Unita- 
rian) June 10, 1899; m. July 10, 1899, Hon. Charles Holden, 
b. Feb. 7, 1860, Grand Rapids, I\Iich., son of Ebenezer G. D. 
Holden (Formerly Secy, of State of Michigan) and INIelissa 
Eliza (Smith). Res. Grand Rapids, 621 Madison Ave. 


1. Mary Elizabeth Holden, b. Jan. 21, 1903. 

2. Charles F. Holden, b. Mch. 16, 1907. 

3. "Willis Sprague Holden, b. Jan. 3, 1909. 

4. Harriet Theodosia Holden, b. Jan. 23, 1911. 

898. Benjamin' Sprague (417 Benjamin®, Elias", Nehe- 
miah*, "William^ Jonathan^ William^, of Fredonia, N. Y. ; 
carpenter. Whig, Universalist ; b. Mch., 1805, Bennington, Yt. ; 
d. Nov. 13, 1887, at Fredonia : m. 1827, at Bennington, Orrilla 
I\rilliugton, b. 1806, d. July 9, 1872, dau. of Gamillean and 
Mary (White) Millington. 


I. Cordelia, b. 1829; m. Hugh Johnson. 

899. n. Edwin, b. Feb. 17, 1831. 

III. Welcome, b. 1833; an inventor; m. C. Eoberts. 

IV. Calvin, b. 1835; served in Civil War; m. Almeda Thompson. 
V. Clorica, b. 1837; m. George Carley. 

VI. Andrew, b. 1844; d. in Civil War. 

899. Edwin^ Sprague (son of No. 898), farmer; b. Feb. 
17, 1831, Boston, Erie Co., N. Y. ; m. Jan. 4, 1851, North Collins, 


N. Y., Melinda Berry, b. Feb. 26, 1836, d. :May 29, 1907, Stock- 
ton, N. Y., dau. of Alvin and Rhoda (De Wolf) Berry. 


I. George, b. Aug. 27, 1853; m. Amelia Heling, 

n. Lucy, b. Feb. 17, 1857; m. William D. Smith. 

m. Bruce, b. Sept. 2, 1859; m. Hallie Wilmont. 

IV. Adda, b. Jan. 7, 1864; m. Fred Morse. 

V. Clara, b. Nov. 2, 1866; m. Dr. B. W. Seymon. 

900. Parris a.'' Sprague (brother to No. 898), b. :May 6. 
1807, in Vt.; d. Aug. 10, 1867, Concord, Erie Co., N. Y.: m. 
(1) Aug. 4, 1832, Boston, N. Y., Elizabetli Rector, b. Apr. 8, 
1814, d. Nov. 1856, at Concord, dau. of Nicholas and Parthema 
(West) ; m. (2) ^vid. Selinda^ (Twining) Battey, b. Feb. 23, 
1828, North Boston, N. Y, dau. of Thomas' T^vining (Thomas^ 
SamueP, NathanieP, Stephen^, William^, William^) and Sarah 
(Kester). (Twining Gen. 1890, Thomas J. Twining, 90.) :«Ir. 
Sprague was a farmer ; Quaker ; res. in Concord and Glenwood. 
N. Y. 


(Seven by first -wife and three by second.) 
I. Myron AlonzoS, b. Dec. 4, 1833; m. Emma Eichmond. 
n. Fannie Cordelia, b. Feb. 22, 1835; m. William Skinner. 
ni. Chauncey Alexander, b. Jan. 15, 1837. 
IV. Benjamin Leroy, b. Aug. 9, 1639. 
v. William Henry, b. Sept. 10, 1842; served in Civil War; m. 

Zerippa Lawrie. 
vr. Joseph Franklin, b. Sept. 26, 1845. 

vn. Maria Louisa, b. June 16, 1847, Concord, X. T. ; m. June 16. 
1867, Theodore W. Chambers, and have Ethel Adalines. b. 
May 20, 186S, and Sprague William Chambers, b. May 22, 
1875. Res. Plainwell, Mich. 
vin. Earl E., b. Apr. 5. 1S60. 
rx. Arthur E., b. May 28, 1862, 
X. Kittie B., b. July 17, 1867. 

901. Eliza A.'' Sprague (sister to No. 898), b. June 17. 
1818, Shaftsbury, Yt. ; d. :\Ieh. 5, 1891 ; m. Sept. 24, 1837, Hamil- 
ton^ Cardey, farmer, b. Meh. 22, 1816, d. Feb. 19, 1894, son of 

John^ and (Stevenson or Steveson) Cardey. John', a 

weaver by trade, was b. in the north of Ireland, but was of 


Scotch descent. Res. Erie Co., N. Y, ; Grant Co., Wis., Cass Co., 



1. Jeffersons Cardey, b. July 6, 1838; d. Nov., 1858; m. Cynthia A. Brind- 

ley, b. Apr. 7, 1839, Boston Centre, N. Y.; d. there Nov., 1858, 
dau. of George and Cynthia (Burt). Child: Eosalie C.9 Cardey, 
b. Jane 26, 1858; m. Fred D. Newbre; res. Lawton, Mich. They 
have: Mae, Eobert A., Edythe S., Ernest L., and Olive M. 

2. Emma C. Cardey, b. Jan. 1, 1841, North Boston, N. Y.; m. Edwin C. 

Osborne, b. July 28, 1838, Devonshire, England; d. June 6, 1907, 
son of Henry and Mary (Dymond) Osborne. Ees. Libertyville, 
HI. Child: Euez E.9 Osborne, b. July 22, 1870; m. Clara M. 
Price. Child: Blanche Osborne, b. Dec. 8, 1895. 

3. Ellen A. Cardey, b. Jan. 12, 1845, North Boston, N. Y.; m. Sept. 6, 

1868, Luther J. Pray, b. July 7, 1847, Climax, Mich., son of 
William and Emily (Pond) Pray. Ees. Dowagiac, Mich. 


1. Bertha A.s Pray, b. July 8, 1869; m. Lewis L. Thomas. 

2. Pearle B. Pray, b. Feb. 19, 1871; m. Prank H. Woodruff. 

3. Leon L. Pray, b. Apr. 28, 1882; m. Marie Sauter. 

4. Lillie E. Pray, b. Feb. 25, 1886; m. Maurice L. Secor. 

4. Lillian M. Cardey, b. May 29, 1847; m. William Carter. 

6. Nettie B. Cardey, b. Mch. 7, 1860; m. Alexander S. Martin. 

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902. Benjamin® Sprague (prob. Benjamin', 7 Benjamin*, 
John', John-, Francis^), of Buekland, Mass., and Whitingham, 
Vt. ; some of his brother's children* lived in Spragueville. 
N. Y,, and a branch of the family lived in Colerain, Mass. He 
m, prob. in Mass., IMary Clark, who was of Irish descent. He 
served as sergeant in Capt. Abel Densmor's Co., Col. Elisha 
Porter's Hampshire Co. Regt. ; engaged July 24, 1779; disc. 
Aug. 31, 1779 ; service 1 mo. 14 dys, at New London, Conn., 
including 6 dys (113 miles) travel home. (Mass. Soldiers and 

I. Rhoda', b. Aug. 15, 1780; d. unm. Antwerp, N. Y. 
ir. Chloe, b. Apr. 12, 1782. 
in. Polly, b. July 28, 1784. 
IV. Susannah, b. Feb. 26, 1786. 
903. V. Benjamin, b. Oct. 7, 1788. 

VI. John, b. Mch. 30, 1791; d. about 1845, at Shelburn Falls, 

Mass., and his son James* lived there after him. 
VII. Sally, b. abt. 1792, in Buekland; d. ae. 96; m. Emir Bell; 

res. Spragueville, N. Y. 
vin. Levi, b. Mch. 20, 1794; d. young. 
rx. Lydia, b. Mch. 30, 1797; m. William Veber. 
X. Levi, 2d, b. Mch. 11, 1799; m. Cynthia Chapin, b. May 9, 

1801, in Buekland. Children: Franklin*, and a dau. 
XI. Lucy, b. July 21, 1800. 

903. Benjamin' Sprague (son of No. 902), b. Oct. 7, 17SS, 
d. abt. 1858, Antwerp, N. Y. : buried at Spragueville, N. Y. : 
m, Sarah Jones, who d. abt. 1861, at "Woods, N. Y. ; farmer and 

•They were: I. Joel Sprague, b. June 13, 1791, in Buekland. d. Jan. 
17, 1887, Spragueville; II. Israel Sprague; III. Rev. Isaac Sprague. b. No v. 
20, 1802, in Buekland. d. Sept. 9, 18S4, Florence, N. Y.; m. Jan. 14. 1527. 
Sophronia" Payne. ITis family may be found in Payne fam. ree. l^S?, 
ii, H. D. Payne, 239. 


stock dealer; res. "WTiitingham, Vt., Buekland and Hawley, 
Mass., and in the early 40 's rem. to Antwerp, N. Y. 


J, Eufuss, b. in "Whitingham ; d. Oct. 9, 1881; res. Hawley 

(Hist. Hawley, Mass., 1887, Atkins, 60.) 

n. Sally, m. Eben Porter. Both d. in Hawley. 

m. Benjamin, b. in Buekland, d. abt. 1870; m. Esther Brown. 

904. rv. Marshall, b. June 29, 1817. 

V. Dexter, b. Apr. 29, 1821; m. Lucy Blanchard. 

VI. Lawson, m. Lucy Jones; desc. all dead, 

vn. Timothy, m. Eliza Holmes, 

vm. William, m. Mary Corbett. 

IX. Caroline, d. 1860, Scott, N. Y., unm. 

X. Emeline, m. Alba Hall of Spragueville. 

XI. Lucy, m. Joseph Holmes of Antwerp. 

904. ]\Iarshall« Spr-^gue (son of No. 903), b. June 29, 
1817, Buekland, Mass. ; d. Nov. 28, 1881, Woods, N. Y. ; m. Jan. 
2, 1842, Cnmmington, I\rass., Eliza Wagner, b. May 8, 1S20, 
Leyden, Mass., d. Meh. 20, 1876, at Woods, dan. of Cornelius 
and (Brown) Wagner. 

Fanner; resided in Buekland, Hawley and Cummington. 
Mass., and in Sept., 1849, located at Antwerp, N. Y., where he 
lived until ]\Ich. 1, I860, when he removed to Woods, N. Y. 

I. John M.9, b. Oct. 11, 1842. 

n. Mary E., b. Jan. 4, 1849; m. Frank Brown. Children: 
MarkiOj Harry and Ida Brown. Ees. Endicott, N. Y., 
78 Munroe Ave. 
in. Lewis, b. Dee. 15, 1S53; d. Aug. 26, 1904, Watertown, N. Y.; 

m. Anna Culbertson. No issue. 
IV. Ellen J., b. Oct. 5, 1S55; m. Joseph Pelkey (dec'd). Their 

dau., Mrs. Eliza Wilderio, res. at Antwerp, N. Y. 
V. Charles E., b. July 12, 1859; m. Grace White and res. at 
Antwerp. Children: Marshallio, Lewis, Benjamin and 

905. John ^I.* Sprague (son of No. 904), of Watertown, 
N. Y, 246 High St. ; b. Oct. 11, 1842, Cummington, Mass. ; m. 
Nov. 25, 1872, Wilmington, Vt, Luella L. Aldrich, b. Feb. 1, 
1849, Jacksonville, Vt., d. Aug. 29, 1888. North Adams, Mass., 
dau. of James and Maria (Whitney) Aldrich, 


Enlisted in Civil War, Apr. 17, 1861, at Antwerp, N. Y. 
Afterwards was on detached service with 1st N. H. Battery; 
was at battles of Rapahanoc Sta., White Sulphur Springs, 
second Bull Run, South ^lountain, Antietam, and Fredericks- 
burg; was one of four scouts that led the advance of the army 
of the Potomac from Arlington Heights in the fall of 1861 : 
also fired the first shot Sept. 17, 1862, at Antietam. 

I. Euthio^ b. Jan. 3, 1879, Hawley, Mass.; m. (1) Benjamin 
Fear of St. Louis; m. (2) Perry A. Blair of Rodman, 
N. Y. Res. Pontiac, Mich., 18 Baldwin St. Childrf?n: 
Luella Susan" Fear, b. Mch. 1, 1898, and George Edwin 
Fear, b. Jan. 29, 1900. 

906. Simeon^ Sprague ( 14 Peleg', Ephraim*, John^ John% 
Francis^), b. ^lay 15, 1745, prob. in Andover, Conn.: d. June 
12, 1823, ae. 78 yrs. 3 mos., prob. in Canfield, 0.; m. Oct. 8, 
1767, Sharon, Conn., Elizabeth Everett, b. Mch. 3, 1753, d. Apr. 
22, 1823, ae. 70 yrs., dau. of John Everett, b. Oct., 1722, d. Dec. 

11, 1814, ae. 92 yrs. 2 mos., Canfield, 0., and Sarah , b. 

1731, d. Jan. 21, 1820, ae. 89 yrs., at Canfield. 

Simeon Sprague married and settled first in Sharon, Conn., 
where the births of his first two children are recorded. He then 
removed to Litchfield, Conn., where he was living in 1790, but 
retained his church membership in Sharon, and his last six 
children were baptized there. ^Ir. Sprague and his father-in- 
law, Everett, were among the first settlers in Canfield, Ohio. 

(As per family record furnished by Dr. Arthur J.9 Sprague.) 
I. WilliamT, b. Mch. 27, 1769; d. unm. 

n. Jerusha, b. Mch. 3, 1772; m. Hill. 

m. Ira, b. Dec. 2, 1774; d. Feb. 21, 1S18, ae. 44; unm. 

IV. Asenith, b. May 2, 1777; ni. Hayden. 

v. Lodema, b. May 26, 1779; m. Hunt. 

VI. Sarah, b. Aug. 21, 1781; m. Gunn. 

VII. Belinda, b. Feb. 9, 17S4; d. Mch. 18, 1S57, Canfield. O.; m. 
there Feb. 5, 1804, Azariah Wetmore, b. Feb. 4, 1772, 
Middlefield, Conn. 

vm. Clarinda, b. Feb. 9, 1786; ni. Pitkin. 

TZ. Elizabeth, b. Aug., 1788; m. Henry Chittenden. 
X. Alroira, b. Mch. 16, 1791; m. McArthnr, 

907. XI. John Everett, b. Mch. 8, 1793. 

908. xn. Augustine, b. Nov. 26, 3795. 


907. John E/ Sprague (son of No. 906), b. Mch. 8, 1793, 
prob. Litchfield, Conn.; d. Dee. 14, 1825, ae. 32 yrs. 9 mos.[ 
Wadsworth, Ohio; m. Alice, dau. of Azor and Mary (Peck) 
Ruggles of Canfield, Ohio. She d. Apr. 18, 1844, ae 48, yrs. 
9 mos. He came prob. with his father's family to Canfield, and 
later settled at Wadsworth, Medina Co., Ohio. 

He was administrator of the estate of his cousin Epbraim 
Spragiie, No. 65. Ephraim served in the War of 1812 and was 
a member of the 17th Regt. U. S. Infantry under Capt. Hick- 
man ; d. at the General Hospital near Williamsville, N Y Jan 
25, 1815. 


909. I. Ira Augustuss, b. June, 1820. 

II. Mary Peas, b. :N"ov. 1821; d. Jan. 12, 1840. 

910. III. Charles Kuggles, b. June 6, 1S24. 

rv. John, b. Dec. 14, 1S25; d. Sept. 23, 1837. 

908. Augustine^ Sprague (son of No. 906), b. :May 26, 
1795, prob. Litchfield, Conn. : m. at Canfield, 0., Sarah A. Lan- 
caster, b. abt. 1800, dau. of Benjamin and Hannah. 

I. Simeons. He had a large family and lived in Trumbull or 

Mahoning Co., O. It is said that he removed to HI. 
n. John, d. in Ashtabula Co., O. He had a dau. Alices, who 

lived in Geneva, O. 
m. Henry, d. unm. in Canfield. 
IV. Mary, m. Marsh; no issue. 

909. Ira A.« Sprague (son of No. 907), b. June, 1820; d. 
Jan. 1, 1902, ae. 81 yrs. 6 mos., at Council Bluffs, la. : m. ]Mary 
Colville of Matteawan, N. Y., who d. June 5, 1903, ae. 80 yrs*. 
at Council Bluffs. She was the dau. of Robert and jlary 
(Hayes) Colville. He was in the Iron Works and Foundry 
business at Council Bluffs, la. 


I. Charles Colvillea, b. :May 13, 1847; unm.; res. Council Bluffs. 

II. Robert Morse, b. Dec. 4, 1849; of the Sprague Foundry & 

Mfg. Co., Council Bluffs, la.; m. Ehoda Lacey, b. July 

16, 1845, at Hinkley, O.; dau. of Edwin. Res. Council 

Bluffs. Child: Robert L., b. July 13, 1884. 

m. Jessie M., b. Aug. 4, 1854; m. WilHam L. Baker. 


910. Chaeles R.« Sprague (son of No. 907), of Wads- 
worth, 0. ; farmer ; b. there June 6, 1824 ; d. there Apr. 17, 1859 ; 
m. Oct. 14, 1847, Julia Melissa Mills, b. Nov. 27, 1823, at Wads- 
worth, d. there Oct. 30, 1899, dau. of Harry Augustus and 
Harriet (Ruggles) Mills. Mrs. Julia Sprague was President 
of the Wadsworth branch of the U. S. Sanitary Commission 

during the Civil War. 


I. Harry Millso, b. May 4, 1849; m. (1) July 26, 1883, Mary 
L. Dietz, who d. July 26, 1889, ae. 32; m. (2) Mch. 29, 
1892, Lizzie Eoder. Res. Middle Hope, N. Y. No chil- 
n. John Evertt, b. Nov. 22, 1850; m. Oct. 14, 1875, Rebecca A. 
Blanker of Wadsworth. No children. Res. Akron, Ohio. 
aU. _ m. Arthur Jay, b. Aug. 9, 1852. 

IV. Alice Emma, b. Oct. 13, 1854; unm.; res. Akron, Ohio. 
912. V. Frank Melvin, b. Aug. 11, 1856. 

VI. Leigh Starr, b. Sept. 14, 1858; d. June 5, 1869. 

911. Dr. Arthur J.^ Sprague (Charles^, John^, Simeon', 
Peleg^ Ephraim*, John^, John-, Francis^), of Chicago, 111., 7704 
Green St. ; physician ; b. Aug. 9, 1852, Wadsworth, 0. ; m. Sept. 
21, 1881, Cleveland, 0., Carrie Elizabeth Phelps, b. May 9, 1860, 
Euclid, 0., dau. of Joseph and Rebecca (Walton) Phelps. 

I. Wilbur Leigh, b. Dec. 22, 1883. 
n. Hazel Georgia, b. Dee. 27, 1893. 

912. Frank M.^ Sprague (brother to No. 911), of Colum- 
bus, Ohio; publisher of The Daily Reporter; b. Aug. 11, 1856, 
Wadsworth, 0. ; m. June 20, 1878, Josie Griesemer, b. Apr. 26, 
1857, at Wadsworth, dau. of Isaac and Maria (Zern) Griesemer. 


I. Paul Epworth, b. Feb. 7, 1894. 

913. Beriah" Sprague (19 Phineas', Benjamin*, John', 
John-, Francis^), bap. Aug. 11, 1754, Lebanon, Conn.; d. abt. 

1805, prob. at Auburn, N. Y. ; m. Elizabeth . He 

marched from Lebanon "for the Relief of Boston in the Lexing- 
ton Alarm," Apr., 1775; service 15 days. Enlisted in Capt. 
Clark's Co., May 7, 1775: disc. Dec. 18, 1775. He was a tax- 


payer and grand juror in Whitingham, Vt, in 1781 ; later 
removed to Hartford, N. Y., where some of his children v.ere 


(Not in order of birth.) 
I. Anne^ b. July 6, 1783, in Whitingham, Vt.; m. Aaron Rhodes. 
n. Phineas, drowned before 1S28; m. Sally Rhodes (a sister to 
Aaron), and had Johns and perhaps other children. 

914. in. Samuel Bliss. 

IV. Daniel, m. Emily . 

V. Beriah, settled near Lake Champlain and had a family of 
ten boys, but no girls. "Sprague's Regiment" in the 
Civil "War was so named from tlie large number of 
Sprag^es in it from this locality. 

915. vr. Ichabod, b. Aug. 18, 1797, 
vn. Betsy. 

914. Samuel B.' Sprague (son of No. 913), b. in Hart- 
ford, N. Y. ; d. May 5, 1855, at home of his son Beriah, Fowler. 
N. Y.; m. abt. 1806, at Hartford, Sibyl Hall, who d. in 1859, 
at Fowler, dau. of Jonathan and Deodamia (Walker) Hall. 

He was a shoemaker and trained all his sons to that trade 
during their minority. In 1811, he moved from Hartford to 
Fowler, bringing his family and goods in ox-carts, and located 
on a farm one mile north of the present village of Little York, 
being one of the first two white men to settle in the town of 
Fowler. The first town meeting was held Apr. 15, 1816, at 
which he was elected Overseer of Highways. He was honest. 
frugal, industrious, social, temperate and respected. His wife 
was a woman of strong intellect, rigidly just, industrious and 
a force in that community. 


916. I. Seths, b. Nov. 26, 1807. 

n, Jonathan Hall, m. Electa Granger of Canada. 

917. m. Chester Hayden, b. May 21, 1812. 

IV. Beriah, m. Mariah Sweet; rem. to Mch. His son Edward^ 
res. (1912) Pompeii, Mich. 

V. Jane, m. Alexander Fraker. 

VI, Phebe, b. May 5, 1820; d. July 16, 1910, Milford Tp., De- 
fiance Co., O.; m. Dec. 6, 1840. at Fowler, Xewis Cole, b. 
Mch. 31, 1820, at Fowler, d. Nov. 10, 1892. Children: 
Ira K.», Seth R., Charles R., Lewis S., John E., Sarah D., 
Chester H., and Lincoln E. Cole. 


&18. vn. Obed Hitchcock, b. Dec. 14, 1822. 

VIII. Deodamia, b. June 26, 1826; m. Jonathan Fraker. 

919. IX. Sibyl, b. Nov. 9, 1828. 

915. IcHABOD^ Spr-\gue (son of No. 913) , b. Aug. 18, 1797 ; 
d. July 7, 1873, Sandy Creek, Oswego Co., N. Y. ; m. Oct. 3, 
1819, Huldah Lynn, b. Nov. 17, 1803, d. Oct. 10, 1883, at Fowler, 
N. Y. He was eight years old when his father, Beriah, died, 
after which he was reared in the family of an older brother. 

I. Catherine Ann, b. Dec. 13, 1821; m. Anthony Ryan. 
n. Oliver P., b. Nov. 15, 1823; m. Ruth Fosgate. 
m. Abigail E., b. Dec. IS, 1825; d. Nov. 15, 1828. 

920. IV. John E., b. Oct. 17, 1827; m. Sarah Woodcock. 

V. James L., b. Oct. 23, 1829; m. Angeline Haill. 

yr. Justina C, b. Apr. 17, 1833; m. Galusha Bumpus. 

vn. Columbia O., b. Juh' 17, 1835; m. Hiram Merriman. 

vni. TVard, b. Jan. 17, 1838; m. Hellen E. McKee. 

rx. George J., b. July 30, 1840; m. Ida Defoe. 

921. X. Udell A., b. Apr. 7, 1843. 

916. SetrS Sprague (son of No. 914), b. Nov. 26, 1807, 
Hartford, N. Y. : d. May 20, 1877, Spragueville, N. Y. ; m. C}ti- 
thia Bowen, b. 1808, Hebron, N.Y., d. 1866, Hailesboro, N. Y., 
dau. of Aaron and Ann (Hill) Bowen. 


I. Aurilla»^ b. 1828; m. Drury Turner. 

n. Daniel W., b. 1830; m. Mary Clark. 

m. Cordelia, b. 1832; m. Justus Barnes. 

IV. Chester, b. 1834. 

V. Samuel B., b. 1836; m. Harriet Knox. 
VI. Laura, b. 1840. 

vn. Mary J., b. 1842, Marly N. Y.; m. 1866, George D. Morri- 
son; res. Cincinnatus, N. Y. 
vni. Phebe L., b. 1844; m. Charles Wilcox. 
IX. Charles D., b. 1847; m. Jane Hopkins. 

917. Chesteb Haden* Spr.\gue (son of No. 914), of Fow- 
ler, N. Y. ; b. there May 21, 1812 ; d. June 9, 1884, Fullerville, 
N. Y.; m. (1) Feb. 4, 1836, Sarah Melissa Johnson, of Canton, 
N. Y., b. June 9, 1817, d. Jan. 23, 1850, at Fowler, a descend- 
ant of Comfort Johnson, a Revolutionary soldier. He m. (2) 


May 23, 1850, Laura Persis McGill, b. June 19, 1824, d. Dec. 11, 
1901, dau. of Hugh and Clarissa (Johnson) McGill. 

Mr. Spi-ague was almost wholly self-educated, of a scholarly 
habit and much beyond the average man in his knowledge of 
mathematics, literature, philosophies, general law, politics and 
current events. In early life he was a shoemaker, later became 
the owner of farms and was a lumber dealer. He was a natural 
leader of men; foremost in developing the resources of his 
town; an ardent prohibitionist; a convincing speaker and a 
forceful writer; a strong, upright man who was universally 
liked and respected. He held various offices of honor and trust, 
whose duties he discharged faithfully and efficiently. 


(Four by wife Sarah and six by wife Laura.) 
I. Silas Wrights, b. Nov. 12, 1837; d. unm. Feb. 9, 1860, at 
Fond du Lac, Wis.; teacher. 
• n. Emily, b. Jan. 12. 1840; d. Apr. 25, 1841. 
—- m. Myron Walter, b. Sept. 6, 1842, at Little York (Town of 
Fowler), N. Y.; d. Oct. 20, 1897, in Rochester, where he 
had lived many years; m. Helen M. Messinger, a teacher 
of Rochester. He was Pres. of Rochester Consolidated 
Mining and Milling Property; was one of the organizers 
of the Rochester Association of Microscopists and often 
spoke and demonstrated before that body. He was deeply 
interested in the natural sciences, particular]}- in min- 
eralogy, and was an expect judge of precious stones, 
especially diamonds. Child: Chester Raymond, d. ae. 8. mo. 
IV. Sarah Elmina, b. July 31, 1848, at Little York (town of 
Fowler), N. Y.; grad. from State Normal School, at Oswe- 
go, N. Y., and from St. Lawrence Univ. at Canton, N. Y., 
from which institution she received the degrees of B.S., 
M.S., and the honorary degree of Ph.D. "for professional 
achievements and for reputation as an educational and 
miscellaneous writer of prose and verse." Profession: 
a trainer of teachers; Principal of City Training Schools 
for Teachers in New England, for nine years; State 
Conductor of Teacher's Institutes in Minn, for seven 
years; educational lecturer in Maine, N. H.. Minn., la., 
111., Pa., Tnd., Tenn., Mont., etc. Author of "The Mer- 
rill Advanced Readers," "The Sprague Primer," "The 
Sprague Classic Readers" (7 vols.) "Primary Methods" 
(612 pp.), "Soul Culture," "My Creed," etc. Res. 
(1913) Gouverne;ir, N. Y. 


V. Frances, Abdella, b. Nov. 2, 1852; teacher; d. Dec. 13, 1905; 
m. Apr. 6, 1876, Lloyd D. Loomis, who d. in 1889. Child: 
Chester Royio Loomis, b. Aug. 20, 1879; d. Feb. 24, 1904. 
VI. Clara Virginia, b. Jan. 21, 1855; grad. State Normal School, 
Oswego, N. Y.; engaged in educational work in states of 
N. Y., Me., la.. So. Dak., Minn., and Mont. For many 
years principal of the Longfellow School (16 rooms), 
Minneapolis, Minn. Res. (1913) Harrisville, N. Y. 

922. VII. Willard Bruce, b. July 11, 1857. 

vin. Lina Louise, b. July 29, 1859; d. Oct. 19, 1867. 
rx. Marion Grace, b. Sept. 2, 1863; grad. from State Normal 
School, Potsdam, N. Y.; a primary teacher of unusual 
success; granted a state life certificate in N. Y., Minn., 
and Mont.; m. Aug., 1896, Benedict P. McNair. Res. 
Great Falls, Mont. (1912). Children: 1. Chester 
Spragueio McNair; 2. Sarah P. McNair; 3. Benedict P. 

923. X. Don Fremont, b. May 24, 1867. 

918. Obed H.® Spilvgue (son of No. 914), fanner; Justice 
of the Peace: Methodist; res. Exeter, Ont. ; b. Dec. 14, 1822, 
Fowler, N. Y. : m. June 3, 1844, Caroline^ Munson, b. July 14, 
1822, Leeds Co., Ont., d. Jan. 27, 1884, dau. of Warren^ Mun- 
son (Jared^, Jared^, Ephraini*, Joseph'). (Ref, Munson Rec, 
1895, MjTon A. Munson, 936.) 


L Ann», b. Sept. 2, 1845; m. .Jan. 1868, James Handford. 
n. Aaron, b. Oct. 12, 1847; d. June 22, 1862. 

924. m. Theodore, b. Sept. 7, 1851. 

IV. Nicholas Breeze, b. Oct. S, 1854; m. May, 1880, Ann J., dau. 

of John Smith; res. Strongville, Mich. 

V. Charles Munson, b. July 15, iSoS; d. July 9, 1867. 

VI. Clarence, b. Aug. 17, 1860; m. June 1882, Mary, dau. of 

William Stewart; res. Windsor, Ont. 
VII. Laura, b. Apr. 11, 1865; m. James F. Harper; res. Newberry, 

919. SreYL« Sprague (dau. of No. 914), b. Nov. 9, 1828, 
Fowler, N. Y.; m. there (1) July 28, 1850, Isaac Miller Fergu- 
son, b. Feb. 12, 1830, Herman, N. Y., divorced in June, 1S64, 
at Grouverneur, N. Y., son of Isaac and Lany (Bellinger) Fer- 
guson. She m. (2) Mch. 21, 1871, Thomas P. Bassett, b. Apr. 
5, 1829, d. Dec. 11, 1891. He served in 86th Regt. 0. V. I. in 


Civil War. She moved to Ohio in 1865 and later to St. Joe, 
Ind., where she now (1912) resides. 

I. George Samuel^, Ferguson, b. Apr. 20, 1851; m. Jan. 15, 1S53. 
Elizabeth Zane. She d. and he m. (2) Jessie Lathrop: 
res, Attica, Ind. Child by second wife: Elizabethio Fer- 
guson. She m. Walter Miller and they have one son, 
Harry Gordonii Miller. 

n. Jessie Eugenia Ferguson, b. Aug. 9, 1861; d. Oct. 20, 1S63. 

m. Clifford C. Bassett, b. Mch. 6, 1873; m. July 3, 1S9S. Ada 
Brunson; res. St. Joe, Ind. Children; Carl Aden^o Bassett, 
b. May 9, 1899; Charles P. Bassett, b. May 11, 1900. 

920. John E«. Sprague (sou of No, 915), of Fowler, N. 
Y.; farmer; b. Oct. 17, 1827, Lisbon, N. Y.; d. Feb. 1, 190S, 
Gouverneur, N, Y, ; m. July 4, 1848, Fullerville, N. Y., Sarah J. 
Woodcock, b. Aug. 16, 1828, at Fowler, dau. of Ara and !Mary 
(Ryan) Woodcock. 

925. I. Marcia E.s b. Feb. 11, 1850, 

n. Lewis J., b. Apr. 4, 1852; m. Corlin Wight, 
ni, Philip O. b. May 15, 1854; m. Ida Goodnough. 
rv. Sarah C. b. Oct. 31, 1856; m. (1) Henry Bucklin; m. (2) 

Chester Merriman. 
V. Katie, b. Oct. 5, 1S58, d. Sept. 28, 1882; m. Elmer Hastings. 
VI. May, b. Sept. 15, 1861; m. Homer Dailey. 
vn. Mary C, b. June 23, 1864, Edwards, N. T.; m. Edmund D. 
Johnson, b. Nov. 29, 1858, ^on of Harvey of Fowler, N. 
Y. Child: Maurice Johnson, b. May 29, 1887: res. 
Gouverneur, N. Y, 
vm. Winifred, b. Jan. 29, 1867; m. Foster Hull. 
rx. Amy, b. Aug. 10, 1869; m. Albert Brown. 
X. Pearl, b. Apr. 28, 1875, d. March 14, 1879. 

921. Udell A.' Sprague (son of No. 915), of Sandy Creek, 
N. Y. ; carpenter and joiner; b. Apr. 7, 1843, Little York, N. Y. ; 
d. Dec. 14, 1893, Hailesboro, N. Y. ; m. June 23, 1863, Maranda 
Wheeler, b. July 18, 1842, d. Oct. 30, 1881, at Sandy Creek, dau. 
of Warren and Charlotte (Harmon) Wheeler, 

I. Orville R.s Sprague, b. July 29, 1866, Edwards, N. Y.; m. 
Aug. 8, 1S91, Mary Lafave, b. .Tuly o, 1S75, Martintown, 
Ont., dau. of Louis and Mary (Genault) Lafave. Ees. 
Massena, N. Y.; carpenter and joiner. 


I. Ida^ b. Aug. 30, 1892, d. Oct. 26, 1892. 
n. Carl W., b. Sept. 20, 1896. 
m. Stella D., b. June 5, 1904, d. May 16, 1905. 
IV. Mabel G., b. Apr. 24, 1911. 

922. WiLLARD B.* Sprague (son of No. 917), of Canton, 
N. Y, (1912) ; cheese box mfgr. and lumber dealer; b. July 11, 
1857, Little York, N. Y. ; m. Lephe Loraine Mathews, b. Apr. 
24, 1862, Carthage, N. Y., dau. of Stillman E. and Loraine M. 
(Fuller) Mathews. He received his education at Fullerville, 
N. Y., Gouverneur Wesleyan Sem. and Rochester Bus. Coll. 

I. Hugh Max,io b. at Fullerville, N. Y., Sept. 9, 1885; grad. 

with honors from the Clarkson School of Technology, 

Potsdam, N. Y., as Civil Engineer and is now (1912) 

first assistant in City Engineer's office, Great Falls, Mont. 

He m. Oct. 4, 1911, Avonia Elizabeth Vaughn, b. Jan. 1, 

n. Sarah Edith, b. at Fullerville, Apr. 25, 1889; grad. from two 

courses at State Normal School Potsdam, N. Y. ; teacher, 
m. Laura Beth, b. Sept. 9, 1893 at Harrisville, N. Y.; grad. June, 

1912 from High School, Canton, N. Y. 

923. Don F. Sprague (son of No. 917), of Harrisville, 
N. Y. (1912) ; grain and lumber dealer and owner of farms; b. 
May 24, 1867, Fullerville, N. Y. : educated at State Normal 
School, Potsdam, N. Y.; m. (1) Aug. 7, 1889, Talcville, N. Y., 
Nora E. Freeman, who d. Nov. 22, 1891, dau. of Nelson H. and 
Eliza (Noble) Freeman. He m. (2) Nov. 10, 1900, Harrisville, 
Beatrice Mae Humes, dau. of William and Mariah C. (Nicholas) 

(One by wife Nora, six by wife Beatrice.) 
I. Blanche Freeman, b. Apr. 22, 1891, d. ae. about 3 yrs. 
n. Laura Humes, b. Feb. 1, 1902. 
m. Clara Virginia, b. June 12, 1903. 
TV. Chester Ilaile, b. Mch. 4, 1905. 

v. Stanley Fremont, b. May 23, 1907; d. Dec. 12, 1910; 
n. William Humes, b. Mch. 31, 1909; d. Jan. 12, 1910. 
vn. Donald Francis, b. Feb. 3, 1911. 

924. Theodore' Sprvgue (son of No. 918), of Strongville, 
Chippewa Co., Mich.; farmer; ^Tethodist; b. Sept. 7, 1851, Dar- 


lington, Durham Co., Ont. : m. June 15, 1876, Prudence, dau. of 
William Barnes. (Munson Rec. 1895, Myron A. IMunson, 936.) 


I. Caroline Alberta,io b. Apr. 4, 1877. 

n. Leoline Lauretta, b. July 16, 1879. 

in. Edith Ann, b. June 22, 18S2. 

IV. Arthur James, b. Mch. 3, 1884. 

V. Ella Gertrude, b. July 26, 1883. 
VI. Frank R. b. Aug. 15, 1SS7. 

925. Marcia E.« Sprague (dau. of No. 920), of Gouver- 
neur, N. Y. (1913) ; b. Feb. 11, 1850, Fowler, N. Y. ; m. Aug. 25, 
1869, John E. McFerran, b. Apr. 5, IS—, d. Aug. 26, 1906, son 
of James. 


1. Mayio McFerran', b. Oct. "SI, 1870, d. Feb. 5, 1882. 

2. June McFerran. b. Aug. 3, 1872; m. John C. Bliss. 

3. Fred Sprague McFerran, b. Aug. 27, 1874, d. Feb. 12. 1882. 

4. Frank Lee McFerran. b. Feb. 6. 1880. 

5. Faye McFerran, b. Oct. 4, 1889. 

926. SiL,.\s' Sprague (47 Ignatius*, Elkanah^ Benjamin*, 
John', John^, Francis'), b. Jan. 30, 1876, Hartford, Vt. ; d. 
Feb., 1870, Lowell, Kent Co., Mich. ; m. Roxana° Benedict, b. 
May 28, 1786, Pittstown, I\Iass., d. Nov., 1865, at Lowell, dau. of 
James'' Benedict (Thomas*, James^, John-, Thomas^) and Sylvia 
(Reed). (Benedict Gen., 1870, Benedict, 94.) 

Mr. Sprague came to N. Y. \nth his father Ignatius and 
later moved to Canada, and about 1840 to government land in 
Mich. His farm was afterwards owned by his son Silas, Jr., 
with whom he resided at the time of his death. (R^f. Florence 
Sprague Norcutt.) 

I. Joseph W.s, b. Jan. 22, 1808; m. Amy Sayles. Their son. 

Dr. Andrew^ Sprague, went "West. 
n. Sarah, b. Sept. 2, 1809; never married. 
m. Harlow b. Nov. 21, 1811; m. Angeline Sayles. 
IV. Alexander, b. May 2, 1S13; m. Sarah Martin. No i?«ue. 
V. Sylvira, b. Sept. 10, 1S15; ni. Harvey 11. Vinton. 

VI. Mary, b. Jan. 9, 1818; d. unm. 

VII. Jared, b. Feb. 14, 1820; m. (!) ; m. (2) Savilla Snyder. 

vm. Silas, b. Mch. 5, 1822; m. Melissa Hull. 


930. IX. James Benedict, b. Apr. 17, 1825. 

X. Ehoda, b. Feb. 19, 1829; m. George Denton. 
XI. Almira, b. Apr. 10, 1831; m. John Holt. No issue. 

927. HoR.\Tio^ SPIL^,GUE (brother to No. 926), b. in Hart- 
ford, Vt. ; removed with his father to N. Y., and kept the old 
"Red Tavern" on Pillar Point across from Sackett's Harbor; 
d. after 1875, ae. about 80; m. Wealthy (Gardner?). 

CHILDREN. (Not in order of birth.) 

931. I. Lonson Gardner,s b. abt. 1818. 
n. Loren. 

m. Linden, married and lived in Penn. 

IV. Lansing. 

V, Lyman. 

VI. Lydia. 

VII. Louisa, 

vm. Liva. 

rx. Lorinda. 

X. Londicia. 

928. Alexander^ Sprague (brother to No. 926), of Roch- 
ester, N. Y., Pinckney and Saranac, Mich. ; farmer ; height 6 
ft. 2 in., eyes blue ; b. 1800-2, Herkimer ( ?), N. Y. ; d. fall, 1867, 
at Saranac; m. Mariah Gaul, b. 1802 (?), N. Y., d. 1881, at 
Saranac, dau. of John. Alexander's father died leaving him 
quite young and he was brought up in the family of his cousin 
Paschal Wheeler. His father: 

Ignatius Sprague^ enlisted June 20, 1779, in Capt. Thomas 
Sawyer's Co., Warren's (15th) Regt., Vt. Militia; disc. Aug. 
20, 1779. In his record on page 41, the names Vine, Nelson and 
Rhoda, should be omitted. Nelson may have been a son of 
Ignatius, Jr. Some time before the Civil War, Nelson married 
a rich Southern woman, then returned to Buffalo, N. Y., for 
his father, and after going South again no more was heard 
of them. 

I. John Seymours, d. young. 
n. Sarah (now dead); m. Joel C. Jackson. Son: Edward H.» 

III. Mariah; d. ; m. Bradford S. Cook. Ch: Ella,^ 

Charles and Carrie Cook. 
rf. Alexander, d. 1909; m. Sarah Cooper. No children. 

v. Eliza J.; d. ; m. Andrew Jepson. Ch: Nelson (dead), 

Marcella.s Elmer, Mariah, Dora, Minnie, and David Jepson. 
932. vr. Henry, b. Nov. 4, 1846. 


929. Elijah^ Sprague (48 Elkanah", Elkanah', Benja- 
min*, Johii\ John-, Francis^, b. Dec. 12, 1787, Hartford, Yt. : d. 
Feb. 28, 1869, Fallassburg, Kent Co., Mich.; m. Feb. 6, 1812, 
Mayfield, N. Y., Rebecca Cadman, b. Dec. 20, 1789, New London, 
Conn., d. Mch. 30 1886, Ionia, Mich., dau. of George Cadman, 
(b. Oct. 7, 1760, Dartmouth, R. I., a soldier in the Revolution 
and "War of 1812; wounded at Plattsburg) and Desiah (Beebe). 
The latter was dau. of Silas^ Beebe (SamueP, SamueP, SamueP, 
John^) and Lydia (Terry). (Ref. Beebe Gen.; Rogers Gen.; 
Hist. New London, Conn.) 

Farmer; Whig. After leaving his father on the ^Mayfield 
farm, he lived in Hope and Northampton, N. Y. In 1833 rem. 
to Blenheim, Ont., visiting his cousin Levi Taylor at Lockport, 
N. Y,, during the journey. In 1838 he left Canada, settling 
with his family on a farm at Ionia, Mich. (Ref. Mrs. Charles 
M. Norton; M. Margaret Roche.) 

Children born in Xorthampton, N. Y. 
X. E. Austins, b. Aug. 4, 1813; d. umn. 
n. Lauren, b. June 19, 1815; m. Lucretia "Webster. 
m. Samantha, b. Mch. 9, 1817; d. unm. 
IV. Nancy, b. July 14, 1819; m. Simon Welch. 

933. v. Paschal "Wheeler, b. July 1, 1821. 

VI. Emmeline, b. Mch. 20, 1824; m. "Wm. Eykert. 

vn. Eliza, b. May 4, 1826; m. Henry Misner. 

vm. Richard, b. Dec. 10, 1827; m. Emily Richmond. 

rx. Mehitable, b. Aug. 19, 1829; m. James Carr. 

934. X. Parnal, b. May 22, 1831; m. Vine Welch. 

930. James B.« Sprague (son of No. 926), of Lowell and 
Grand Rapids, ]Mich. ; farmer; b. Apr. 17, 1825, Buffalo, N. Y. ; 
d. July 7, 1902, Kent, IMich. ; m. Apr. 12, 1852, Lowell, Mich., 
Keziah Sayles, b. Nov. 6, 1832, Branford, Canada, d. IMay 8, 
1891, dau. of Elias and Hannah (Showers) Sayles. 


I. Florence,9 b. Apr. 14, 1855, at Lowell, Mich.; m. Sept. 30, 
1874, John F. Norcutt, b. Dec. 4, 1852, Bedford. Ohio, son 
of Daniel and Margaret (Miller) Xorcutt. Res. Grand 
Rapids, Mich., 1227 Sherman St. 

1. J. Eugene,io b. Mch. 23, ISSI; d. July 2, 1881. 

2. Winifred A., b. May 9, 1883; m. July 10, 1912, A. K. 


3. Grace A., b. Nov. 9, 1885; m. June 5, 1912, H. Fred 
n. Eugene M., b. June 11, 1858; m. twice. Children: Eugene", 

John and William, 
m. Alvern, b. July 4, 1860; m. C. Elden Johnson. 

931. LoNSON G.* Sprague (son of No. 927), b. abt. 1818; 
d. abt. 1876, ae. 58 yrs. ; res, one-half mile from St. Lawrence 
River, 22 miles from "Watertown, N, Y. ; later, after death of his 
wife, removed to Pillar Point, N, Y., the old homestead. 

I. Francis M.9, lives (1912) in Grand Rapids, Mich., ae. 72; 

lumber dealer. 
n. John, 
in. William. 
935. IV. Mary, b. Jan. 4, 1859. 
V. Dau. 

932. Henry" Sprague (son of No. 928), of lona, Mich.; 
farmer; b. Nov. 4, 1846, Rochester, N. Y. ; m. May 27, 1875, 
lona, Mich., Emeline L. Benedict, b. there May 3, 1848, dau. of 
Loren and Paulina (Adgate) Benedict. 

1. L. Verna,» b. Aug, 23, 1870, Saranac, Mich.; m, Sept. 17, 
1901, at lona, James C. Simons, b. Aug. 22, 1870, Steuben 
Co., N. Y., son of James and Jane (Coss) Simons. She 
grad. at lona High School in 1897; taught three years. 
He was a Master Mechanic. They grad. in 1910 at Still 
College of Osteopathy at Des Moines, la. Res. Manistee, 
Mich., where they are following their profession. 

n. Mamie, b. May 4, 1878; m. Aug. 25, 1897, Elvatus La Longe. 
Children: H. L. Deeio La Longe, b. May 9, 1899; Joy E. 
La Longe, b. Sept. 22, 1901. 

m. Glenn Alexander, b. Aug. 29, 1886; m. Lillian Townsend, b. 
1888. Children: Clinton Ellsworth,io b. May 9, 1909; 
Howard Henry, b. Aug. 23, 1910; Ivan Alexander, b. July 
29, 1912. 

IV. Gail Henry, b. Jan. 20, 1888. 

933. Paschal W.« Sprague (son of No. 929), of lona and 
Grand Rapids, Mich. ; hardware merchant, afterwards a farmer ; 
b. July 1, 1821; d. July 6, 1876, Grand Rapids; m. (1) Mar>' 
Kellog, who d. abt. 1847; m. (2) July 26, 1849, Little Falls, 
N. Y., Lucinda Hoover,* b. there Apr. 4, 1829. 




L Byron Alonzoo, b. July 28, 1850; m, (1) Delia Knapp, who 

d. ; m. (2) Oct. 13, 1880, Angeline Weber, who 

d. June 18, 1908. Child: Rosa Este]la,io b. Nov. 6, ISSl. 
She m. Feb. 2, 1910, Grand Rapids, Stanley Thornton. 
Their child, Charlotte Estella^ Thornton, was b. June 30, 
11. Mary Rebecca of Charleston, W. Va. She m. Aug. 21, 1878, 
Joseph William Roche, b. May 2, 1856, Liverpool, Eng., 
son of Patrick and Elizabeth (Curran). Patrick was son 
of Joseph William Roche. Child: M. Margaretio Roche, b. 
Feb. 18, 1884, Grand Rapids. She is now (1913) head 
nurse in one of the children 's hospitals in Philadelphia, 

m. Clara Estella, b. July 22, 1860, Grand Rapids; teacher in the 
public schools a few years; m. Aug. 30, 1882, Charles 
Merrit Norton, b, July 17, 1856, Attica, N. Y., son of 
Magilvra and Eliza Ann (Joslyn) Norton. Res. Grand 
Rapids, 1935 Plainfield Ave. 

IV. Will Hover Scott, b. Sept. 26, 1862; Grand Rapids; m. Effa 
May Campbell, b. Oct. 18, 1863, Gaines, Mich., dau. of 
Daniel and B. (Carmody) Campell. Res. Grand Rapids, 
1601 Plainfield Ave. Child: Lucille b. Dec. 21, 1893. 

934. Parnal« Sprague (dau. of No. 929), b. May 22, 1831 ; 
d. Dec. 27, 1906 ; m. Feb. 6, 1853, Vine Welch, b. Oct. 9, 1819, 
Schoharie Co., N. Y., d. Apr. 11, 1885, Ionia, Mich., son of Vine 
and Ruth (Squires) Welch. Vine Welch, Jr., was a farmer 
and early settler in Tp. of Keene, Ionia Co., Mich.; moved to 
city of Ionia, in Spring of 1882. 


1. Elijah Spragueo Welch, b. Dec. 6, 1853; d. May 30, 1910 at Ionia; 

m. Mary C. Hunter. 

2. Charles Welch (t^vin), b. May 14, 1853; d. in infancy. 

3. Chester Welch (twin), b. May 14, 1853; d. in infancy. 

4. James Frederick Welch, b. Aug. 11, 1856; m. Elizabeth Arnold. 

•Henryi Hoover and wife Elizabeth came from Switzerland to Phila- 
delphia, 1740; he was naturalized 1741; settled at Little Falls, 1760; be- 
came wealthy and d. 1783. Their son Jacobs Hoover served in tlie Rev. 
War; m. Margaret Anyerbrost. Their son Jacobs Hoover, Jr., served in 
War of 1812; m. Laney Klock, dau. of Henry, a Rev. soldier, and Mariraret 
(Waggoner). Their dau.. Lucinda* Hoover, m. Pnschal Wheeler Sprague. 
(Ref. N. Y. Census 1790; N, Y. in the Rev.; Litlle Falls Newspaper, 1903.) 


5. Clara Eva Welch, b. Jan. 26, 1858, at Keene; m. Feb. 21, 1877, Frank 

P. Hunter, farmer, b. Jan. 3, 1853 at Keene, son of Charles G. 
and Jane (Porter) Hunter. Kes. Saranac, Mich. R. F. D. No. 11. 


1. Harlie Hunter, b. Mch. 5, 187S; m. Mary Ora Raymond, b. 
Aug. 1, 1881, dau. of George A. and Sarah E. (Sayles). Engi- 
neer; res. Saranac. Children: George F.n Hunter, b. Apr. 14. 
1903; Ralph C. Hunter, b. Sept. o, 1904. 

2. Vine Welch C. Hunter, b. Oct. 17, 1881; m. Grace Angelett 

Rathbun, b. May 26, 1885, dau. of Ransom C. and Minnie B. 
(Stebbins) ; engineer; ros. Saranac. Children: Minniebelle R.'i 
Hunter, b. May 26, 1906; Clara Eva Hunter, b. Oct. 14, 1911. 

3. Jessa F. G. Hunter, b. May 1, 1888. 

6. Ida Rebecca Welch, b. May 22, 1860; d. Nov. 28, 1880. 

7. Simon Adelbert Welch, b. Oct. 30, 1861; d. Jan. 7, 1907 at Grand 

Rapids; m. Adell Clark. 

935. Mart» Sprague (dan. of No. 931), of Gobleville, 
Mich. (1912); b. Jan. 4, 1859, Omar, Jefferson, Co., N. Y.; 
school teacher ; m. Elmer J. Hyames, b. 1858, Rochester, N. Y, ; 


1. Alson Hyames, b. Nov. 27, 1880; a teacher; m. Ada Lyle. 

2. Frank M. Hyames, b. Dec. 12, 1884; school superintendent in Kans.; 


3. Judson A, Hyames, b. Feb. 28, 1888; school supt.; m. Beulah Hodgman. 

4. Nellie G. Hyames, b. Aug. 11, 1890; grad. at Kalamazoo Normal 

School; teacher; m. David McKinley. 

5. Robert D. Hyames, b. Apr. 9, 1895. 

936. Wardson'' Sprague (not Watson as stated on p. 4SV 
of Phippsburg, Me.; fisherman; b. 1822; d. 1869; ra. Martha 
Percy, b, 1811, d. 1884, dau. of John and Elizabeth (Wyman!) 
Percy of Phippsbnrg. 

I. Adeline.* b. Feb. 16, 1843; m. Elbridge Thompson Merun: 

res. Ashdale, Me.; 9 eh. , 

11. James Bradford, b. Dec. 1845; m. Lucretia J. Morse, 
m. Wardson, b. Jan. 1848; d. ae. 5. 

IV. George Riley, b. Dee. 1852; drowned in Pacific Ocean, June, 

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of Billerica^ Mass. 


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of Billerica^ Mass. 


937. Nicholas^ Sprake probably came from England, 
There is a tradition among the descendants in Ohio that the 
family came from near the Scotland border. Nicholas Sprake 
was a family name in Hawk Church, Dorset, England previous 
to 1567. One Nicholas Sprague was buried in Kings Langley 
Church, Chipperfield, in 1679, aged 23. (Clutterbuek's Hist. 
Herefordshire.) Between the dates 1780 and 1800 many of the 
American Sprakes changed their name to Sprague. 

Nicholas Sprake lived near the falls in North Billerica, 
Mass. His name disappears from the tax lists in 1740. He m. 

(1) ; m. (2) June 1, 1724, in Billerica, Mrs. Rebecca 

Shed, b. there I\ray 21, 1685, d. , wid. of Daniel Shed 

and dau. of Thomas and Rebecca (Draper) Dutton. No chil- 
dren of this^marriage are recorded in Billerica. With him was : 

938. I. "Nicholas2 Sprake, Jr." who m. Aug. 21, 1721, Elizabeth 


The children of another Nicholas^ Sprake and wife Margaret are 
recorded in Billerica. Who his father was is not known, but this Nicho- 
las (Nicholas, Tertius, in the records) was of the same generation as 
"Nicholas, Jr., who m. Sarah Walker in 1752. He died July 11. 17S4. 
His wid. Margaret administered his estate in that year. She was still 
living in 1794 and made a deed at that time. 

(Billerica V. Eec, 179, 180, 181.) 
I. Margaret, b. May 22, 1754; m. Jan. 15, 1771, Moses Carlton. 
n. Anne, b. Feb. 13, 1756; m. Jan. 23, 1777, Samuel Sprake, Jr. 
m. Elizabeth, b. June 16, 1758. 
IV. Nicholas, b. Sept. 1, 1761; d. Feb. 3, 1765. 
V. Hannah, b. Mch. 14, 1764; m. Nov. 30, 1786, Oliver Farmer. 
VI. Rebecca, b. Apr. 14, 1768; m. May 10, 1791, Joseph Wilson. 
VII. Susanna, b. June 11, 1770; d. Feb. 8, 1829, ae. 59 (Cem. iusc, 


938. Nicholas^ Sprake, Jr. (Nicholas^), of Billerica, 

Mass., b. prob. in England; d. Mch. 31, 1768; m. (1) Aug. 21, 

1721, Elizabeth Burge, dau. of Josiah of Chelmsford, Mass. ; m. 

(2) Nov. 15, 1744, Mrs. Judith Pollard, wid. of Edward. She 

was the dau. of Samuel Hazeltine. 

1724, Aug. 5. Nicholas Sprake and wife Elizabeth deeded to 
William Chandler, (Middlesex Registry of Deeds, xxvi, 

1731 Sept. 14. T. Parker of Chelmsford deeded to Nicholas 
Sprake, Jr. (Ibid., xxxi, 521.) 

1728-9, Feb. 28. Mary Burge conveys to Nicholas Sprake 
(clothier) and Elizabeth Sprake, alias Burge, his wife. 
(Ibid., liii, 515.) He lived at the Colson place by the 
Baptist Church in North Billerica, which he gave to 
his son Nicholas ; and to Samuel a place near the Fordway. 

1761, Sept. 15. Will, probated May 26, 1768, names the fol- 
lowing legatees : wife Judith ; sons Nicholas, Samuel, and 
John ; daughters, Elizabeth Sprake, Mary Levistone, Sarah 
Garey, Dorcas ^Mears: grandchildren John Ballard and 
[Richard] Ballard, children of daughter Ann Ballard. 
(Middlesex Probate Rec.) 

(By first wife, born in Billerica.) (V. Rec. 179, 180.) 

939. I. Nicholass, b. Dee. 29, 1722. 

n. John, b. June 2, 1724; d. Apr. 27, 1771. 

940. ni. Samuel, b. Feb. 26. 1723-6. 

IV. Elizabeth, b. June 20, 1727; m. John Willoughby. 
v. Mary, b. May 27. 1728; m. Seth Levistone. 
VI. Sarah, b. June 15, 1729; m. Dec. 16, 1746, Joseph Garey of 
Pomfret, Conn. 

vn. Dorcas, b. Dec. 7, 1730; m. Mears. 

vni. Ann, b. Apr. 27, 1732; m. int. pub. June 24, 1751, William 
Ballard of Lynn, Mass. 

939. Nicholas^ Spr.vke, Jr. (Nicholas^, Nicholas'), b. Dec. 

29, 1722, in Billerica, :\rass. ; d. ; ra. May 27, 1752, 

Sarah' Walker, b. :Mch. 14, 1726-7, in Billerica, dau. of Benja- 
min* Walker (Jascph', SamueP, Richard^), and Susanna (Bald- 
win). He bought land in Bedford, N. H., Dec. 25, 1771, and his 
name appears in U. S. Census Report of 1790 as a resident of 
Bedford. ^Member of Capt. John Ford's Co. in Revolution; 


marched from Chelmsford July 25, 1776 ; receipt dated at Ticon- 
deroga; disc. Jan. 1, 1777, at Albany. (Mass. Soldiers and 


941. I. Benjamin, b. Dec. 28, 1752. 

n. Sarah, b. Jan. 15, 1755; m. Dee. 24, 1778, John Shed, Jr. 

942. m. John, b. Apr. 26, 1759. 

943. IV. David, b. May 5, 1763. 

940. Samuel^ Sprake (Nicholas^ Nicholas'), b. Feb. 26, 
1725-6; d. before 1789; m. (1) Dec. 12, 1749, Judith* Pollard, 
b. July 27, 1728, in Billerica, d. there July 8, 1780, dau. of 
Edward^ Pollard (ThomasS William' of Eng.) and Judith 
(Hazeltine). He m. (2) Aug. 1, 1782, Mrs. Ruth (Johnson) 
Dunekle, wid. of Nathaniel. 

(By first wife, b. in Billerica.) (V. Rec, 180, 181.) 

944. I. Samuel Sprake, b. Sept. 9, 1750. 

n. Jonathan Sprake, b. June 10, 1752; d. May 23, 1754. 

III. Judith Sprake, b. May 20, 1754; m. May 17, 1774, William 


IV. Jonathan Sprake, b. Aug. 20, 1756. 

V. Oliver Sprake, b. Aug. 15, 1758; d. May 12, 1767. 

n. Solomon Sprake, b. Sept. 22, 1760; d. Oct. 8, 1760. 

VII. Sarah Sprake, b. Oct. 29, 1761; d. Nov. 11, 1761. 

945. VIII. Isaac Sprake, b. Nov. 10, 1762. 

IX. Solomon Sprake, b. Sept. 19, 1764; d/ Nov. 7, 1764. 

946. X. Levi Sprake, b. Aug. 10, 1766. 

Ki. Sarah Sprake, b. Oct. 27, 1768; m. May 23, 1784, Joseph 

XII. Oliver Sprake, b. May 29, 1771; d. Jan. 1, 1776. 

941. Benjamin* Sprague (Nicholas^ Nicholas-, Nicholas'), 
of Bedford, N. H. ; farmer; b. Dec. 28, 1752, Billerica, :Ma.?s.; 
d. in Bedford, ae. 87 yrs. ; m. Hannah Barnes, b. at Merrimac, 
N. H., d. 1839, ae. 81 yrs., dau. of Thomas, who was the son of 
John of Hingham. 

He was living in Bedford as early as Dec. 25, 1771, when 
he sold land to Nicholas Sprake of Billerica. 

He served in the Revolutionary War: enlisted Apr. 21, 1775, 
served eight months as private in Capt. Jonathan Stickney's Co., 
Col. Ebeuezer Bridge's Regt. Appointed Corporal in same 


Regt. in Feb., 1776, and served two months. Enlisted as private 
in June, 1776, and served five months under Capt. John Ford. 
Aug. 21, 1777, appointed Sergeant and served three months in 
Col. Bullard's Regt. He was at the surrender of Burgoyne and 
was wounded in the battle of Saratoga. He was granted a pen- 
sion. In his application, dated Bedford, N. H., Aug. 27, 1S32. 
he stated that his father Nicholas Sprake was borne on the roll 
of Capt. Ford's Co. in 1776 and that he was borne on the rolls as 
Benjamin Sprake, but changed his name to Sprague in 1794. 

Mrs. Sprague was known far and wide for her sympathetic 
character and devotion as a nurse. 

(N. H. Vit. Eec.) 

Benjamin, b. Nov. 9, 1779. 

Joseph, b. Sept. 4, 1781. 

Ehoda, b. Jan. 4, 1784, 

Sally, b, Apr. 26, 1786; m, Fudger. 

John, b. May 6, 1789; m. Oct, 18, IS 10, Ede Fisk of Amher?t, 
N. H.; settled in Stark Co., Ohio. 

Susannah Conners, b. Apr. 26, 1791, 

Hannah, b. May 14, 1794; m. James Hill. 

Armanda, b. July 12, 1797; m. May 14, 1829, Mary Gard- 
ner, of Bedford. He was connected with the posrtal 
service in New York City for some time; rem. "West and 
was last heard from in Minneapolis. He had no children. 

949. IX. Alden, b. Feb. 4, 1800. 

950, X. Lowell, b. June 10, 1803, 

942. Lt. John* Spr.vgue (Nicholas^ NicholasS Nicholas''., 
of Bedford, Mass, b, Apr. 26, 1759; d. Mch. 4, 1810, ae. 51 (Bed- 
ford cem. insc) ; m, Apr, 1, 1784, in Bedford, Phebe' Fitch, b. 
there Nov, 25, 1756, d, there :\rch, 25, 1841, dau. of Zachariah* 
and Elizabeth (Grimes). 

They lived on the Pine Grove Farm which Phebe had inher- 
ited from her father and which descended to her dau,, Sarah C, 
wife of Albert P. Sampson. 


I. Phebe, b. Aug. 14, 1784. 

n. Sarah, b. July 10, 17S7; d. Apr. 25. 1805. 
ra. John, b, Oct. 15, 17S8; d. May 21, 1805. 
IV. Joel or Lovell, b. Mch, 15, 1791, 












V. Betsey, b. Dec. 3, 1792; m. July 16, 1818, Eobert S. Pulsifer. 

VI. Elizabeth, b. Jan. 1, 1793. 

vn. Mary, b. Oct. 15, 1795; d. Nov. 24, 1846, ae. 51. 
vni. Susanna, b. June 11, 1798; m. Apr. 24, 1832, William Clark. 

943. David* Sprake (Nicholas', Nicholas^, Nicholas^), of 
Bedford, N. H. ; b. May 5, 1763 ; m. as David Sprague at Am- 
herst, N. H., Dee. 26, 1793, Polly (Martha) Patterson, b. Aug. 
20, 1769, in Billerica, d. Apr. 17, 1854, Bedford, N. H., dau. of 
Lieut. John (ensign at battle of Bennington) and wife Sarah 

I. Fanny Sprake, b. Oct. 21, 1794. 
n. Sally Burns Sprake, b. Oct. 26, 1796. 
in. Mary Patterson Sprake, b. May 2, 1802. 
rv. David Sprake, d. in Bedford, Mch. 31, 1887, ae. 81 yrs. 5 mo. 

944. Ens. Samuel* Sprake (SamueP, Nicholas^, Nicho- 
las^), b. Sept. 9, 1750, Billerica; d. Dec. 10, 1836, ae. 86, Hudson, 
N. H. ; m. (1) Jan. 23, 1777, Anna Sprake, dau. of Nicholas and 
Margaret. She d. at Litchfield, N. H., June 16, 1795. He 
m. (2) Apr. 5, 1796, in Billerica, Anna Levistone, who d. at 
Hudson, N. H., Mch. 24, 1830, aged 70. He was a Revolutionary 

(Six by first wife Anna, two by second wife Anna.) 
I. Anna, b. Oct. 30, 1777; d. Apr. 14, 1778. 
951. II. Samuel, b. Mch. 4, 1779; m. Lucy Barrett, 
in. Jonathan, b. June 6, 1785; d. June, ISSO. 
rv. Betsey, d. May 3, 1849, ae. 55 yrs., at Hudson, N. Y. 
V. Sally. 

VI. Oliver, b. at Litchfield, N. H.; d. at Hudson, N. H., of apo- 

plexy, June 27, 1879, ae. 84; farmer; m. Mch. 14, 1820, 
Betsey Marshall. 

VII. Thomas, b. Apr. 19, 1797, at Nottingham West, N. H., d. 

unm. at Hudson, N. H., 1872-3. 
vin. Hannah, b. Apr. 10, 1799, at Nottingham West, N. H.; d. 
unm. at Hudson, Jan. 18, 188G, aged 86. 

945. Isaac* Sprake or Sprague (SamueP, Nicholas^ -Nicho- 
las*) of Billerica, Mass.; b. Nov. 10, 1762; d. Mch. 31, 1799; m. 
Aug 28, 17SS, in Billerica, Rhoda"' Wilson, b. June 20, 1764, dau. 
of Seth* Wilson (John^ John*, John') and IMary ( ). 


She m. (2) June 25, 1801, Abiah Hodgeman of Carlisle, ^lass. 
(Ref. Hist. Billerica, 1883, Hazen Gen., 138.) 

I. Polly (Mary), h. Sept. 13, 1789; m. Jan. 29, 1811, Joseph 

Douse, whose first wife was Sarah, her aunt. 
n. Isaac, b. Mch. 9, 1791; d. Mch. 15, 1791. 
ni. Rhoda, b. Oct. 22, 1792; prob. m. Apr. 4, 1813, David Clark, 

of Rindge, N. H. 
IV. Isaac, b. Apr. 23, 1794. 
V. Silence, b. Jan. 25, 1796; d. Oct. 8, 1797. 
VI. Solomon, b. Sept. 11, 1797; d. Apr. 14, 1798. 

946- Levi* Sprake or Sprague ( SamueP, Nicholas^, Nicho- 
las^), of Billerica, Mass.; b. there Aug. 10, 1766: d. Jan. 20, 
1833, ae 66 yrs. 5 mo. 10 d. (Grave-stone, Billerica, North Cem- 
etery) ; m. Mch. 13, 1788, Sally Simms, b. abt. 1768, d. Oct. 11, 
1851, ae. 83. (Ref. Hist. Billerica, 1883; Hazen Gen., 138.) 

CHILDREN BORN IN BILLERICA (V. Rec. 179, 180, 181,) 
I. Betsey Stonemans, b. Oct. 9, 1788; d. Feb. 3, 1789. 

952. II. Thomas, b. June 11, 1790. 

ni. Levi, b. Feb. 5, 1792; d. Feb. 2, 1793. 

IV. Sally, b. Sept. 13, 1793; d. Jan. 18, 1S50; m. (1) Richard 

Taft; m. (2) Samuel Law. 
V. Judith, b. July 7, 1795; m. July 6, 1817, William Nichols 

of Wilmington, Mass., and had 13 children. 
VI. Betty, b. Aug. 4, 1797; d. Jan. 2, 1799. 

vn. Harriet, b. Jan. 3, 1800; m. Apr. 16, 1S22, Horatio Boyden 
of Chelmsford, Mass.; had 5 children and d. 1853. 

953. viu. Pascal, b. Sept. 27, 1801. 
©54. IX. Henry Dorr, b. Aug. 28, 1803. 

X. Elizabeth S., b. Aug. 3, 1805; m. May 27, 1827, Jonathan 

Jaquith, Jr., of Wilmington. 
XI. Mary, b. Aug. 15, 1807; m. Ranson Reed of Lowell and had 
10 children. 
955. xii. Levi, b. Sept. 16, 1810. 

xni. Susanna, b. Jan. 6, 1813; d. Dec. 25, 1867; m. George H. 
Foote of Boston. 

947. Benjamin' Spr.\gue (Benjamin*, Nicholas^ Nicho- 
las^ Nicholas^), b. Nov. 9, 1779, Bedford, N. H. ; m. Aug. 24, 
1803, New Boston, N. H., Lucy Heridon, b. 1785, d. 1860, dau. 
of a Revolutionary soldier. He migrated to Gallipolis, Ohio, 
in 1816, and settled on a farm, where he d. Aug. 1, 1848. 


I. Hannah, m. Barney Phelps. 
n. Lucy, b. abt. 1804; m. Richard Randall. 
in. Nicholas P. b. abt. 1807; m. Lois Phelps. 
IV. Harriet, b. abt. 1812; m. Ananias Carry. 

956. V. Benjamin Franklin, b. Oct. 4, 1818, 

vi. Joseph H. b. abt. 1821; m. (1) Ann Short; (2) Angelina 
Richards. A son, M. A. Sprague, res. (1911) Seattle, Wash. 
VU. David A., b. abt. 1826; m. Julia Ann Holly. 

948. Joseph' Sprague (Benjamin*, Nicholas^, Nicholas^, 
Nicholas^), b. Sept. 4, 1781, in France; d. abt. 1857, in 111.; m. 
Sept. 5, 1805, in Bedford, N. H., Polly McQuaid. 

He and a partner were importers of woodenware from 
England; at one time the vessel went down and their loss was 
$70,(X)0. He then settled in New Bedford, Mass., and engaged 
for a few years in the manufacture of woodenware, using horse 
power. In 1816, with his brothers, Benjamin and John, he went 
to Gallipolis, 0., and settled near Urbana in Champaign Co., 
where he resided until about 1856; rem. with his wife and son 
Cornelius to 111., where the parents died the next year. 


957. I. Freeman,6 b. Apr. 27, 1808. 

II. Van Rensselaer, b.; went to Prairie City, 111. 

958. m. Leander, b. 1815. 

IV. Cornelius, went to 111. and later to Humboldt, Kan, 
V. Emily. 

949. Dr. Alden^ SpRuVGUE (Benjamin*, Nicholas^, Nicho- 
las^ Nicholas^), of Little Rock, Ark., b. Feb. 6, 1800, Bedford, 
N, H.; d. Apr. 26, 1847, Little Eock; m. 1827, Lebanon, N. H., 
Sophronia Stores Eldridge, b. there Jan. 13, 1806, d. Dec. 5, 185:3, 

Carrolton, La., dau. of and Mary (Brown) Eldridge. 

He was a well kuo^^^l physician throughout the state of Ark. 
It is said that he owned 1000 acres of land north of the Arkan- 

Alden Horace P. b. Dec. 31, 1835; d. Sept. 10, 185.3. 
Alfred Wright, b. Sept. 10, 1838. 
George Eldridge, b. Jan. 5, 1840. 
Charles Lislie, b. Feb. 6, 1842. 

Both were in the Confederate service when last heard 











950. Lowell'' Sprague (Benjamin*, Nicholas', Nicholas*. 
Nicholas^), b. June 10, 1803; d. Apr. 3, 1849; m. 1827, Hepsibeth 
Flint, b. June 1, 1806, at Bedford, N. H., d. Feb. 22, 1864. Lan- 
sing Minn., dau. of Nathaniel and Abigail (Allen) Flint of 
New Boston, N. H. Res. Manchester, J\Iass., Arcadia, N. Y., and 


I. Benjamin Dexter, b. Dec. 6, 1827; m. Lucy A. McCall. 

n. Sophronia Alden, b. Feb. 5, 1830. 

ni. Mary A. b. May 15, 1833; m. Peter G. Lameremy. 

IV. Harriet Eliza, b. 1835. 

V. Lowell L. b. 1838. 

960. VT. Milton A. b. Oct. 29, 1843. 

951. Samuel S.' Sprake (Samuel*, SamueP, Nicholas-, 
Nicholas") b. Mch. 4, 1779 ; d. Jan. 19, 1853 ; m. Jan. 20, 1803, 
at Nottingham "West, N. H., Lucy Barrett, who d. in Hudson, 
Sept. 16, 1863, aged 84 yrs. 6 mo., dau. of Joel and Hannah 

I. Samuel Sprake, b. Sept. 7, 1S03; m. Oct. 17, 1S30, Sarah Burns 

of Lichfield, X. H. 
II. Lucy Sprake, b. Aug. 8, 1807; d. Feb. 28, 1808. 
ra. Charles Sprake, b. Dec. 11, 1808: d. Jan. 24, 1810. 
rv, Susanna Sprake, b. Apr. IS, 1811. 
V. Sarah B. Sprake, b. Feb. 3, 1813. 

952. Thomas^ Sprague (Levi*, SamueP, Nicholas^ Nicho- 
las"), b. June 11, 1790; d. June 30, 1827; m. May 30, 1819, 
Abigair Reed, b. abt. 1794, Charlestown, Mass., dau. of Daniel' 
Reed (DanieP, Seth*, DanieP, Ralphs William") and Priscilla 
(Wyman). (Wyman's Charlesto\vn Gen.; Reed Fam. Hist., 
1861, J. E. Reed, 77). 

I. Daniels. 
9ei. n. Thomas S., b. May 23, 1822. 
m. James H. 
IV. Langdon W. 

953. Pascai/ Spr.\gue (Levi*, Samuel', Nicholas^, Nicho- 
las"), of Arlington and W. Cambridge, ; b. Sept. 27, ISOl, 
Billeriea, Mass. : d. Nov. 3. 1845, ae. 44, at Charlestown, :\Lass. : 
m. Apr. 15, 1832, Susan Frances' Whittemore, b. May 11, 1807, 


Chelsea, Mass., d. Jime 17, 1850, dau. of "William' (William^ 
SamueP) and Anne'^ (Cutter). 

(perhaps others who d. young.) 
I. George, m. no issue. 

n. Harriet Awilda, m. George Going, his 2d. wife. 
in. John, res. California. 
IV. Mary Ella, b. July 1839; d. Sept. 19, 1839, ae. 8 weeks. 

954. Henry D.' Sprague (Levi*, SamueP, Nicholas^ 
Nicholas^), of Saco or Portland, Me. ; b. Aug. 28, 1803, Billerica, 
Mass.; d. May 21, 1864; m. Sept. 12, 1829 (int. entered in Saco 
Rec), Louisa D. Milliken, of Portland. 


I. Sarah Ij. 

n. Charles H. 

m. Helen M. 

IV. Laurietta. 

955. Levi' Sprague (Levi*, SamueP, Nicholas-, NicholasM, 
of Lowell, Mass., h. Sept. 16, 1810: d. Aug. 28, 1902: ni. Sept. 
3, 1835, Lydia P. "Wood, of Blue Hill, Me. 

Pres. Traders and :Mechanics Ins. Co. and of Pomberton 
Bank, Lawrence, Essex Co., Mass. (Ref. Hist. Billerica, 1883: 
Hazen Gen., 138; also Hist. Lowell, 1880.) 


962. I. Augusta, R b. Apr. 27, 1836. 

963. II. Mary J., b. Oct. 15, 1837. 

m, William Henry, b. Sept. 15. 1841; m. Dec. 28, 1870, Mary 
Elizabeth Osgood and lives in Lowell. Son: Pascal,T b. 
Aug. 10, 1876. 

IV. Pascal, b. May 15, 1847; d. July 29, 1848. 
V. Levi Kerk, b. Apr. 6, 1850; m. Susan Thompson, and lives 
in Lowell. Child: Rachel". 

VI. Pascal, b. May 15, 1854; d. Dec. 2, 1862. 

956. Benjamin F." Sprague (Ben.iamin=, Benjamin,* 

'Nieholas^ Nicholas^ Nicholas^), b. Oct. 4, 1818, Gallipolis, 0. : 

m. there Jan. 26, 1845, Amanda E. Hearne, b. ^May 21, 1826, d. 

Dee. 13, 1885, dau. of Theodore and Isabella (W^right) Heame. 

He removed from Gallipolis to Hamraondsville, Jefferson 

Co., Ohio, about 1864, and died there Feb. 3, 1895. 



964. I. Florence, b. Aug. 31, 1846. 

n. Claudius, b. Meh. 2, 1849; ra. Ann Dyal. 

965. m. Franklin, b. July 31, 1851. 

IV. Cora, b. Nov. 29, 1853; m. William Thompson. 

966. V. Chester, b. Dec. 29, 1856. 

VI. Dessie, b. Jan. 29, 1860; m. Ann Pugh. 

vn. Cecil, b. Jan. 19, 1863; d. July 4, 1882. 

Yin. Norman, b. July 10, 1865; m. Mary Moore. 

JX. Lucy, b. Oct. 9, 1868; m. Larry Elliot. 

957. Freeman® Sprague (Joseph', Benjamin*, Nicholas*, 
Nicholas^, Nicholas^), farmer, b. Apr. 27, 1808; d. Aug. 14, 1890, 
at Peoria, 0. ; m. Aug. 2, 1831, Pamelia Davis, b. July 3, 1813, 
d. Dec. 4, 1887. 


I. James D.^ b. June 12, 1833, m. Sept. 18, 1856, served in 

Civil War; killed at Resaca, Ga., May 15, 1864. 
n. Ozias, b. Jan. 20, 1838; served in Civil War; married and 
removed to Mo. 
•m. Diantha, b. June 29, 1840; m. Oct. 15, 1856, Joseph Middleton, 
b. Aug. 18, 1835 at Mt. Vernon, O., d. Apr. 12, 1S96 at 
Peoria, O., Children: Freeman,8 Pamelia, Esther J.. 
Timothy, Laura and Thomas P. Mrs. Middleton resides 
with her son Thomas at Peoria, on the farm where they 
settled in 1856. 
rv. Esther, b. Apr. 25, 1845; m. Fast and removed to Mo. 

958. Leander® Sprague ( Joseph', Benjamin*, Nicholas*. 
Nicholas-, Nicholas^, b. 1815, in New Bedford, Mass.; d. 1883, 
McArthur, O. ; m. Isabelle McConnell, b. July, 1822, near ^Ic- 
Arthur, d. July 17, 1890, dau. of "William and Susan (Morrow) 
McConnell. Mr. IMcConnell's parents came from Belfast, Ire- 
land and settled near Circleville, 0., where he was bom. He 
was quite an old man when the Mexican "War broke out. He 
enlisted and served until its close and was honorably discharged. 
When returning by wagon train to the railroad preparatory to 
coming home, he was shot and killed by Mexican soldiers in 



967. I. Van Rensselaer,^ b. Aug. 10, 1845. 
11. Joseph, res. in McArthur. 

in. William, res. in McArthur. 


rv, Mary, res. in McArthur. 

V. Elmer of Columbus, Ohio, an artist; m. Cora Bay, dau. of 
MUton. They have two children, Sanford^ and Kathleen'. 
VI. Lafayette. 
VII. Wallace, d. Jan. 7, 1904, York, Ohio. 

959. Alfred W.' Sprague (Alden^ Benjamin*, Nicholas*, 
Nicholas-, Nicholas^) of Owensville, Ind., b. Sept. 10, 1838; 
m. Feb. 7, 1861, at Owensville, Parmelia Simpson, b. Jan. 22, 

1841, dau. of James M. and Celia ( ) Simpson, He has 

served as Justice of the Peace, assessor and land appraiser and 
is now (1912) a notary public and insurance agent. 


^ I. Sophronia Stores, b. Dec. 22, 1861; m. Hiram A. Leister. 

n. James Alden, b. Feb. 17, 1864; m. Mary L. Smith. 

in. Cecelia, b. Dec. 12, 1S65; d. Sept. 20, 1870. 

IV, Charles Lewis, b. Aug. 2, 1868; d. Oct. 18, 1891. 

V, Armande Jackson, b. Sept. 15, 1870; d. Sept. 22, 1870. 

VI. John Dexter, b. Sept. 10, 1872; unm. 1911. 

vn. Callie C. b. Dec. 6, 1874; d. Jan. 17, 1895. 

VIII. Ada Helen, b. Aug. 14, 1877; m. William D. Clark. 

IX. Horace Alfred, b. Aug. 15, 1882; m. Ella Bailey. 

960. IMiLTON A.' Sprague (LowelP, Benjamin*, Nicholas', 
Nicholas^ Nicholas^), b. Oct. 29, 1843, Arcadia, N. Y.; m. Dec. 
1, 1875, Hattie H. Graves, b. Aug. 31, 1856, Osage, Iowa, dau. 
of Jacob M. and Emily L. (Horr). 

He removed to Lansing, Minn,, in 1861 ; to Boise City, Ida- 
ho, in 1868 ; to Osage, Iowa, spring of 1869 ; to ^Minneapolis, 
Minn., in 1880; to Sprague, Wis., in 1882, and to Washburn, 
Wis., in 1902. Occupation: "lumber" and "banking." 


I. Monroe H., b. Nov. 7, 1876; m. June 29, 1905, Daza M. Glover. 

II. Mary Alice, b. July 19. 1886. 

961. Thomas S.' Sprague (Thomas', Le\i*, Samuel', 
Nicholas-, Nicholas^), of Lowell, Mass.; iron moulder; member 
of Co. A, 26th Mass. Regt, Civil War; b. ^lay 23, 1822, Charles- 
town, IMass. ; d, Dec. 30, 1871 ; m. Oct. 31, 1844, Sophronia Hub- 
bard, b. May 30, 1825, d. Nov. 5, 1910, dau. of Seymour and 
Sophronia (Hutchins). 




I. Cordice R.^ b. Feb, 8, 1846; d. June 18, 1911; member Co. C. 

6th. Mass. Regt., Civil War; m. Mary A. Smith. One 

child now (1912) living— Delia G.s, b. Apr. 11, 1874; m. 

Fred G, Walker and res. in Danvers, Mass. 
n. Clarence H., b. Oct. 7, 1849; d. Sept. 21, 1911. 
in. Herbert O., b. June 20, 1855; d. May 22, 1857. 
IV. Oora S., b. Aug. 9, 1857; d. Dec. 23, 1862. 
V. Mary L., b. Sept. 17, 1S60; d. June 8, 1863. 
Vt. Carrie M., b. Nov. 6, 1868; m. Edward E. Sawyer, b. Nov. 

28, 1860 in Lowell, son of Hamilton J. and Nancy R. 

(Gerald). Mr. Sawyer is Vice-Pres. Union Nat. Bank, 

Lowell, Mass. Child: Helen Battles^ Sawyer, b. Aug. 1,